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Introducing Huge Galdones

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Categories: Blog, General, Introductions
Huge Galdones, PhD ——– I’m a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and, if I’m not mistaken, the newest member of the Woodruff Laboratory. Originally from Montreal (Quebec, Canada), I received my B.Sc. (Physiology) and Ph.D. (Pharmacology and Therapeutics) from McGill University. With a background in teratology (birth…
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Robotic Surgeries for Hysterectomies

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Categories: Blog, Conferences, Meetings, Oncofertility, Oncofertility Saturday Academy
Northwestern Memorial Hospital is hosting a half-day conference on Saturday, May 17th called “State-of-the-Art Hysterectomy: The Robotic Surgical Option.” Dr. Patrick Lowe will be one of the speakers at this event. He was one of the doctors who participated in the Oncofertility Saturday Academy, teaching students from…
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The Girl Power Benefit Luncheon for the Young Women’s Leadership Charter School of Chicago

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Categories: Blog, Conferences, Meetings, Oncofertility, Oncofertility Saturday Academy
Teresa Woodruff was an honorary co-chair at the Girl Power Benefit Luncheon for the Young Women’s Leadership Charter School of Chicago last Wednesday at the Hyatt Regency. The event honors women and leadership and highlights those who have made great efforts to be future leaders.…
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New York Times talks Fertility Preservation


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The New York Times went in depth into the issues of fertility preservation for patients by taking a look at some of the issues surrounding the relationships between patient and oncologist, as well as options patients can pursue regarding their fertility.  The article highlights some…
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WGN’s People to People Highlights the Oncofertility Saturday Academy


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On April 18, People to People, a community centered show on Chicago’s WGN affiliate, highlighted the work done by the Young Women’s Leadership Charter School and Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.  Three OSA Alumni, Antavia O’Banner (Freshman, University of Wisconsin), Natalia Palmino (Freshman, University…
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The Emerging Field of Oncofertility


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“When Annie Dauer’s oncologist told her she’d need a stem-cell transplant to cure her non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Dauer’s first thought wasn’t about death but about life. ‘I asked what would happen to my fertility,’ she says. Her oncologist dismissed the question: ‘Honey, you’re fighting for your…
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The New York Times addresses oncofertility

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Categories: Blog, In the news, Oncofertility
Jane Brody wrote an article that appeared in the New York Times today about family planning and cancer. She cites the fertility stories of several cancer patients and quotes Dr. Jacqueline Jeruss and Teresa Woodruff from the Oncofertility Consortium and their report from the New England…
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OSA on WGN’s People to People


Categories: News, Press
On April 18, People to People, a community centered show on Chicago’s WGN affiliate, highlighted the work done by the Young Women’s Leadership Charter School and Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.
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Introducing Tara Kerpelman

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Categories: Blog, Introductions
Hi everyone! My name is Tara Kerpelman and I’m the Science and Medicine Writer for the Oncofertility Consortium. I work here part-time. The rest of the time I’m a graduate student at Medill – the journalism school at Northwestern – where I am specializing in science…
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Oncofertility Abroad

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Categories: Blog, General
I’m in Israel for the Israel Endocrine Society meetings and have met a great number of people working on fertility preservation options for young people with cancer.  What strikes me about this work is how hard the scientific community is working to come up with…
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Congratulations to the Oncofertility Saturday Academy!


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The students of the 2009 Oncofertility Saturday Academy (OSA) held their graduation ceremony on March 13, 2009 in the Lurie Cancer Center at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.  Fifteen students from the Junior Oncofertility Saturday Academy (JOSA) and 15 from the Senior Oncofertility Saturday…
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Parent Oncofertility Saturday Academy (POSA)

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Categories: Blog, General
One of the main goals of the Oncofertility Saturday Academy (OSA) of Chicago is to provide a multifaceted support network to the high school female participants that will help prepare and foster their academic and career pursuits. The support network provided directly from Northwestern University…
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New England Journal of Medicine Highlights Oncofertility


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Dr. Jacqueline S. Jeruss, a breast surgical oncologists and one of the founding oncology members in the Oncofertility Consortium, and Dr. Teresa K. Woodruff (Thomas J. Watkins Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director, The Oncofertility Consortium) have co-authored a paper in the New England…
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Oncofertility Saturday Academy

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Categories: Blog, Oncofertility Saturday Academy
With the emergence of the new interdisciplinary field of the oncofertility, how can we expose, inspire, and support the future generations of oncofertility scholars? Consider the Oncofertility Saturday Academy (OSA) of Chicago science education program model. OSA Chicago is a collaborative effort between Northwestern University and Young…
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Oncofertility Saturday Academy

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Categories: Blog, Oncofertility Saturday Academy
With the emergence of the new interdisciplinary field of the oncofertility, how can we expose, inspire, and support the future generations of oncofertility scholars? Consider the Oncofertility Saturday Academy (OSA) of Chicago science education program model. OSA Chicago is a collaborative effort between Northwestern University…
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Oncofertility Saturday Academy

By: Oncofertility Admin -
Categories: Blog, Oncofertility Saturday Academy
With the emergence of the new interdisciplinary field of the oncofertility, how can we expose, inspire, and support the future generations of oncofertility scholars? Consider the Oncofertility Saturday Academy (OSA) of Chicago science education program model. OSA Chicago is a collaborative effort between Northwestern University…
Read More

Oncofertility Saturday Academy

By: Oncofertility Admin -
Categories: Blog, Oncofertility Saturday Academy
With the emergence of the new interdisciplinary field of the oncofertility, how can we expose, inspire, and support the future generations of oncofertility scholars? Consider the Oncofertility Saturday Academy (OSA) of Chicago science education program model. OSA Chicago is a collaborative effort between Northwestern University…
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