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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

By: Oncofertility Admin -
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

By: Oncofertility Admin -
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

Author image - Teresa K Woodruff, PhD By: Teresa K Woodruff, PhD -
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…
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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…
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Introducing Shauna Gardino

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Categories: Blog, General, Introductions, Oncofertility, Research
My name is Shauna Gardino and I am clinical research coordinator at the Oncofertility Consortium. I manage the portfolio of social science studies related to fertility preservation for cancer patients. There are five current social science initiatives that provide a vital perspective of the social…
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What is the purpose of the Oncofertility Consortium?

Author image - Teresa K Woodruff, PhD By: Teresa K Woodruff, PhD -
Categories: Blog, Fertility Preservation, General, Oncofertility, Research
Cancer is now a disease with a variety of treatment options, which are leading to longer and more productive lives by survivors. Globally, there are 10 million people diagnosed with cancer.  10% of these newly diagnosed men and women are under the age of 45…
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Welcome to the Oncofertility Blog

Author image - Teresa K Woodruff, PhD By: Teresa K Woodruff, PhD -
Categories: Blog, General, Oncofertility
Welcome to the Oncofertility Consortium Blog.  The Oncofertility Consortium is a program dedicated to the reproductive health of young people, men, women and children, who face a fertility-threat due to life-preserving treatments for cancer.  Our mission is to ensure that patients, physicians and the community…
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