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Introducing Shauna Gardino

By: Oncofertility Admin -
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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Fertility Preservation Opens Doors for Rheumatology Patients


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Fertility preservation options should be presented to patients as early as possible after the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and scleroderma. These rheumatologic diseases often strike both men and women during childbearing years, and the diseases themselves as well as the long-term therapies…
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Oncofertility hits the Silver Screen!


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Friday, January 9 saw Oncofertility take a supporting role in an unusual setting: Hollywood!  Writer’s of ABC’s “Private Practice” included fertility preservation techniques in their latest episode. Full video is here: http://abc.go.com/player/index?pn=index&show=127386&episode=167429&season=139803
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NU Garners All-Time High in Research Grants, Receiving $438.8 million


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Northwestern received a record-breaking $438.8 million in research grants last year, the highest in the university’s history and a 5 percent increase from $416.4 million in 2007. “It was a fantastic year, given the relatively flat federal budget,” said Susan Ross, director for the Office…
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Teresa Woodruff Receives Alumnae Award


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CHICAGO — The Alumnae of Northwestern Award for 2008 has been presented to Teresa Woodruff, the Thomas J. Watkins Memorial Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. The award is presented annually to an alumna who has made outstanding contributions…
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This Woman’s Work


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This Woman’s Work Cancer survival rates are more promising than ever. But for some patients, chemotherapy and other treatments to battle the disease often come at a cost — their own fertility and reproductive future. By Michael Moreci This is the story of a young…
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