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Simplify Cancer Podcast: Your Fertility Options Before Treatment

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Categories: Blog, Cancer, Fertility Preservation, In the news, Oncofertility, Patient Stories
Dr. Mahmoud Salama, an active member of the Oncofertility Consortium and OPEN, recently represented the Consortium during a podcast interview where he discussed fertility preservation options for cancer patients. The interview appeared on the Simplify Cancer Podcast, a podcast for cancer patients and survivors that…
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1st Royan Symposium on Oncofertility

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Categories: Blog, Conferences, Global Partner, Oncofertility
Members of the Oncofertility Professional Engagment Network (OPEN) from Iran recently hosted their first ever Sypomisum on Oncofertility in June. The Royan Symposium on Oncofertility was held on June 21, 2018 in Tehran, Iran. The Symposium was jointly organized by Royan Institute and with cooperation from…
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Fellows- Register now for Fellow Education Day at the 2018 Oncofertility Conference!

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Categories: Blog, Conferences, Education, Fertility Preservation, Meetings, Oncofertility, Research
This year at the 2018 Oncofertility Conference, we will host our third annual Fellow Education Day. This day long program will be on the third day of the conference and is open to all fellows in related medical fields. The purpose of the course is to…
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Register Now for the 2018 Oncofertility Conference!

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Categories: Blog, Conferences, Meetings, Oncofertility
Registration for the 2018 Oncofertility Consortium Conference is now open! Register now to ensure a low early-bird rate! (registration closed) The 2018 Conference: Bridging the Gaps in Oncofertility Research and Clinical Care: A Global Initiative will be held on November 13-15, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. This year’s…
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Improving Oncofertility Practice in China: Exciting works done by researchers from the University of South Carolina and Nanjing Medical University

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Categories: Blog, Fertility Preservation, Global Partner, Oncofertility
Ke Ju, Yuqing Wang, and Gehui Yuan are undergraduate students from Nanjing Medical University (NMU) in China and now conduct their visiting research projects in Dr. Shuo Xiao’s Reproductive Health & Toxicology laboratory at University of South Carolina (USC). Dr. Xiao, an Assistant Professor in…
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Announcing the Oncofertility Professional Engagement Network OPEN

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Categories: Blog
Here is a special announcement from Dr. Teresa Woodruff, Lauren Ataman-Millhouse, and Brigid Smith about the formation of the Oncofertility Professional Engagement Network, OPEN. More information about OPEN, including member benefits, subcommittees, and membership form can be found here.  Dear Oncofertility Community, For the past 18 months,…
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Prospective Study of Female Patients’ Perceptions about FP Decision-making

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Categories: Blog
A new publication in the Journal of Psychosocial Oncology from our partners in Portugal is now available online. The paper is prospective study of female cancer patients’ perceptions about the fertility preservation decision-making process, and the decision quality, and the impact of the health professionals in these…
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New Guidelines for Fertility Preservation in Patients with Cancer

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Categories: Blog, Fertility Preservation, Publication
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recently released an update to its 2013 guidelines for fertility preservation in patients with cancer. Study members conducted a review of 61 relevant publications and determined that none of these publications prompted a significant change in the 2013 recommendations. ASCO…
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March VGR Now Online

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Categories: Blog, Global Partner, National Physicians Cooperative, Oncofertility, Research, Virtual Grand Rounds
Dr. Woodruff's VGR presentation is now available online. Her talk Global Oncofertility: Accomplishments, Milestones, and Measures of Interdisciplinary Work summarized the accomplishments of the Consortium over the past ten years and provided direction for the next ten years. To view this presentation and learn more about the…
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Final Reminder: Participate in a Global Oncofertility Study

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Categories: Blog, Global Partner, Oncofertility, Research
Members of the Oncofertility Global Community: This is a final reminder to participate in a global oncofertility survey. Colleagues in Australia, led by Dr. Antoinette Anazodo, are conducting a research study to develop an international multidisciplinary oncofertility competency framework. The survey has been translated  and…
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Fertility Preservation Society India Launches Oncofertility Journal

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Categories: Blog, Fertility Preservation, Global Partner, Oncofertility, Publication
Oncofertility Gloabl Partners colleagues in India recently launched the first oncofertility focused journal. The Onco Fertility Journal, a publication of Fertility Preservation Society (India), is a peer-reviewed print and online semi-annual journal that aims to address issues on fertility and fertility preservation with a special emphasis on…
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Mexican Study Featured at ASCO Symposium

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Categories: Blog, Conferences, Global Partner, Meetings, Research, science
Congratulations to our colleague from Mexico, Dr. Maria Teresa Bourlon, MD, MS, of the Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, in Mexico, whose research results in testicular cancer survivors was selected for oral abstract presentation at the 2018 ASCO Genitourinary Symposium in San Francisco, CA,…
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Cincinnati Children’s Hospital welcomes the Japan Society of Fertility Preservation!

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Categories: Blog, Education, Global Partner, National Physicians Cooperative
The Oncofertility Consortium is excited to share the below blog post written by Ashley Hayes and Olivia Frias from Cincinnati Children's Hospital to outling their growing relationship with the  Japan Society for Fertility Preservation.   The Comprehensive Fertility Care and Preservation Program (CFCPP) at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital…
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2017 Oncofertility Conference Videos Now Available

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Categories: Blog, Conferences, Fertility Preservation, Meetings, Oncofertility, Research, science
Videos from the 2017 Oncofertility Conference are now available online to view anytime, any place. A number of other materials from the 2017 Oncofertility Conference, including selected slides from the Day 1 Breakout Sessions are also available online.  To view the videos, click here. For…
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January VGR Now Online

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Categories: Blog, Patient Stories, Virtual Grand Rounds
January's VGR Fertility preservation decision-making: Qualitative approaches to understanding patient and provider communication  is now available online. Dr. John Salsman delivered the talk. Click here to watch this talk in its entirety.  Dr. Salsman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy at…
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Exciting News from the Alliance for Fertility Preservation

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Categories: Advocate, Blog, Fertility Preservation, In the news, Oncofertility, Patient Stories
Below is an exiciting announcement from our partners at the Alliance for Fertility Preservation. New York has become the latest state to endorse insurance coverage for IVF and fertility preservation. Current New York law requires coverage of infertility services, but specifically excludes coverage of IVF and fertility…
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Participate in a Global Oncofertility Study

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Categories: Blog, Global Partner, Oncofertility, Research
Colleagues in Australia, led by Dr. Antoinette Anazodo, are conducting a research study to develop an international multidisciplinary oncofertility competency framework. Below is more information about the study. If relevant, please participate in the study so together we can develop this competency framework. For any questions,…
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Dr. Teresa Woodruff Named to the National Academy of Inventors

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Categories: Blog, In the news, Oncofertility, Research, science
Congratulations to Dr. Teresa Woodruff, the Director of the Oncofertility Consortium and the Dean of the Graduate School at Northwestern University for her most recent award. Dr. Woodruff was named to the National Academy of Inventors for her many patents and her creation of the field of…
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Announcement: No December VGR

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Categories: Blog, Virtual Grand Rounds
There will be no VGR meeting this month. Enjoy your holiday and we will resume with Virtual Grand Rounds in January 2018.  Click here to learn more about the Oncofertility Virtual Grand Rounds (VGRs). 
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New Publication from Tunisian Global Partners

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Categories: Blog, Global Partner, Publication
Congratulations to our colleagues in Tunisia who recently published in Future Oncology. The paper "Perurethral transvesical route for oocytes retrieval: an old technique for a new indication in oncofertility" aimed to evaluate the safety and efficiency of the peruretheral transvesical oocyte retrieval in oncofertility. In this…
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