At the Oncofertility Consortium, we stress the importance of collaboration among clinicians, basic scientists, and the humanities in an effort to ensure that cancer patients have fertility options after treatment. This is no small feat, but the emerging field of oncofertility is constantly evolving...
Cancer, Education, Fertility Preservation, Oncofertility, Research
What does empowerment mean to you? Does it mean giving someone the authority or power to do something… because that’s what you’ll find if you look it up? The word is not a new one – it originated around the 17th century and the meaning has remained largely the same. People have a need for a word...
A cancer diagnosis can be daunting to put it mildly, but add to that potentially sterilizing chemotherapy and radiation regimes and a young cancer patient faces a future of uncertainty in terms of their fertility. Fertility preservation is an option which should be discussed with both men and women...
Cancer, Education, fertility, Fertility Preservation, Oncofertility, Research
By Nadia Johnson, Co-Director of the Oncofertility Saturday Academy
On Saturday, February 18th, 31 high school girls hailing from six different local Chicago high schools celebrated the culmination of the sixth annual Oncofertility Saturday Academy (OSA) with a family day and graduation event. OSA...
Cancer, Education, Fertility Preservation, General, Oncofertility, Research
It's only March and two of the Oncofertility Saturday Academies (OSA) have already completed their graduation ceremonies. With this newest class, the Oncofertility Saturday Academies have educated more than 240 students across the US. Last weekend, Mary Zelinski, PhD, who heads one of the ...
Education, fertility, Fertility Preservation, Oncofertility Saturday Academy
Every month there is some sort of health observance serving as a reminder to people that care should be taken with our bodies, our health and our well-being. We’ve only got one shot at this so we better make the most of it, right?! This month, February, is National Cancer Prevention Month. Nearly...
Ever wonder what an embryo looks like as it develops? How one sperm “beats out” all of the others to fertilize an egg? What about the steps needed to become a researcher who studies these processes? Join the Oncofertility Saturday Academy at the Penn Academy for Reproductive Sciences.
If you are a...
Cancer, Education, fertility, Oncofertility Saturday Academy
A newly released memoir from cancer survivor, Michelle Whitlock, delves into her experiences with HPV, cervical cancer, fertility preservation and love in a book that you will read from start to finish in one sitting. How I Lost My Uterus and Found My Voice is an honest and (very) candid account of...
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