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Cancer Survivorship 101 Conference Covers Oncofertility

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Categories: Blog, Conferences, General, Meetings, Oncofertility
This upcoming November 12, 2010, the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the STAR Program (Survivors Taking Action & Responsibility) are hosting a regional conference in downtown Chicago, IL. The event, titled Cancer Survivorship 101: Educating Primary Care Providers in their Treatment of Cancer…
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San Diego Honors OSA Teacher-Best of Year!


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Five teachers in San Diego, California were named “Teachers of the Year” during an evening gala on Saturday, October 16th, 2010. The annual televised event honored outstanding public school teachers in San Diego County. Ericka Senegar-Mitchell, PhD was one of the honored teachers. “Dr. Ericka,”…
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New Oncofertility Book Available on Amazon.com!


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The Oncofertility Consortium is pleased to announce that the second volume of its Oncofertility series is now available on Amazon.com! Fertility preservation is an emerging field not only in the basic and clinical sciences, but also in the social sciences and humanities.  Oncofertility: Ethical, Legal,…
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Run for Prentice’s 1st Chicago Marathon

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Categories: Blog, General
On 10-10-10, a record number of runners started the annual Bank of America Chicago marathon across the neighborhoods of the city. For the Oncofertility Consortium’s own Clinical Research Coordinator, Shauna Gardino, it was a warm start to her 10th marathon. Despite the less than ideal…
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Publication of New Oncofertility Book

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Categories: Blog, General, Oncofertility, Research
The Oncofertility Consortium finds new ways to prevent life-saving cancer treatments from destroying fertility through multiple avenues of scientific research. But this emerging field does not live in isolation and the consortium addresses larger issues in oncofertility through discussions with communicators, economists, historians, and religious and…
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Oncofertility Article in TIME Magazine


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In an article titled “Saving for a Family,” TIME Magazine discusses new techniques in oncofertility, patient stories, and the ethical considerations for this dynamic field. It also includes interviews with multiple members of the Oncofertility Consortium. The article is available on the TIME website. 
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Breast Cancer & Oncofertility

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Categories: Blog, Fertility Preservation, In the news, Oncofertility, Research
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! This week, The Washington Post shed light on a section of the health care reform law that directly impacts breast cancer research in young women in terms of desired outcomes and available funding.  Between 2010 and 2014, the law…
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Success in Surgeries to Prevent Cancer!

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Categories: Blog, General, Research
A recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that women with the breast and ovarian cancer-associated genes, BRCA1 or BRCA2, who undergo preventive surgeries are at decreased risk for cancer and have lower mortality rates than women who chose not to…
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Symbiosis in Science: Interdisciplinary Research at the Forefront of Medicine

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Categories: Blog, General, Oncofertility, Research
Many Americans have heard of the term “interdisciplinary research” but don’t really understand how that affects them on a daily basis. Interdisciplinary research crosses traditional professional boundaries. Within science, it incorporates researchers from departments as different as physics, psychology, and biology. True interdisciplinary research also…
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Insurance Information for Student Cancer Patients and Survivors

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Categories: Blog, General
We have previously blogged about some of the insurance issues that cancer patients deal with when considering fertility preservation. Many cancer patients and cancer survivors already also come across complications when becoming full-time college students. The Medical Insurance Blog recently compiled a list of articles…
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Parthe-what? How Parthenotes Could Advance Oncofertility Research

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Categories: Blog, Fertility Preservation, Oncofertility, Research
Picture by Alison Kim, PhD Many people have never heard of the term parthenote, the byproduct of a process called parthenogenesis. Parthenogenesis occurs when an egg becomes activated and starts dividing without sperm. While parthenogenesis happens frequently in many plants and vertebrate animals, it is…
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New Research: A Fertile Future for Cancer Fighters

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Categories: Blog, Fertility Preservation, General, Oncofertility, Research
In previous blogs, we discuss some of the currently available techniques in oncofertility, including sperm banking for men and ovarian tissue cryopreservation (OTC) for women. As one of the newer techniques, OTC allows women to have their ovaries removed, cryopreserved, and then reimplanted later. This…
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Irish Independent covers Oncofertility


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Ireland’s largest selling daily newspaper, the Irish Independent, recently reported on the fertility of cancer patients. The article published on August 23, 2010 is titled “Real Life: Don’t be Afraid to ask,” discusses recent fertility advances and interviews Oncofertility Consortium members. 
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