Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

Clarisa Gracia, MD, MSCE, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinologist, University of Pennsylvania, delivered the first talk during the afternoon Clinical Research Updates session during the 2015 Oncofertility Conference. Her interests include the study of...

Brigid Martz Smith

There is an exciting new publication in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship from authors Andrea M. Russell, Kathleen M. Galvin, Maya M. Harper, and Marla L. Clayman.  The article, A comparison of heterosexual and LGBTQ cancer survivors' outlooks on relationships, family building, possible...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

Dr. Amander Clark, PhD (Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology, Director of the Embryonic Stem Cell Derivation laboratory and Key member of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative and Stem Cell Research at the University of California Los...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

Dr. Mary Zelinski is an Associate Scientist in the Division of Reproductive & Developmental Sciences, and Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Oregon Health & Science University. Her research centers on understanding the development and function of primate ovarian...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

Leader of the Brazilian Oncofertility Consortium Wins a Recognized Research Prize in BrazilDr. Jhenifer Rodrigues recently was awarded a prestigious prize for her PhD disseration. Below is a blog from Dr. Rodrigues highlighting her success:By Jhenifer Rodrigues, PhDThe researcher and leader of the...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

Today's feature is Dr. Woodruff's presentation from the 2015 Oncofertility Consortium Conference.Dr. Woodruff's talk touched on three main points:1. Updates on encapsulated in vitro follicle growth2. New data on medical mitigation strategies3. Next generation biomaterials and tissue scaffolds for...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

All of the lectures from the 2015 Oncofertility Consortium Conference are now posted online! To view the complete list of presentations, click here.In anticipation of next year's conference, we will be featuring one of the 2015 lectures each week. You can receive our blog and other oncofertility...

Leah Bressler

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Dr. FinlaysonJennifer Leininger and Dr. Lawson brought their respective expertise to generate a stimulating, thought-provoking discussion on fertility preservation in gender dysphoria patients at this year's Oncofertility Consortium 2015 Conferece . Dr. Garofalo, MD/...

Leah Bressler

Dr. Anazodo, Director of the Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Center at Sydney Children's Hospital in Australia, explained how big data can be used to track and improve fertility preservation procedures. The FUTuRE (Fertility Understanding Through Registry and Evaluation) Fertility Research Group ...

Leah Bressler

Dr. Sklar, Pediatric Endocrinologist, Survivorship expert and Director of the Long-term Follow-up program at Memorial Sloan Kettering, provided the morning keynote address and the first clinical lecture of the Consortium. He reviewed how long-term outcomes are highly dependent on both treatment (e...

Leah Bressler

Dr. Amander Clark of UCLA reviewed how differentiation of germ cells can be achieved from induced pluripotent stem cells (IPS). She reviewed how cells from the inner cell mass develop into the epiblast, which develop into all somatic cells including the primordial germ cell which differentiates...

Leah Bressler

Dr. Mary Zelinski of Oregon Health Sciences University spoke about advances in vitrification of ovarian tissue and follicles in primates. She reviewed her lab’s technique for vitrification in a closed system which has been shown to preserve primordial, primary and secondary follicles in Macaques....

Leah Bressler

The morning session, advances in bench research, began with a stimulating and thorough review on ovarian follicle development in vitro by Dr. Woodruff. Attendees learned that human follicle culture in vivo using a two-step, growth-stage-dependent maturation process is associated with greater...

Brigid Martz Smith

Congratulations to Francesca Duncan, PhD and her fellow authors in their featured article for the Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology!  This National Physicians Cooperative article, Pediatric and Teen Ovarian Tissue Removed for Cryopreservation Contains Follicles Irrespective of Age,...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

The 2014 Oncofertility Consortium Conference is less than a month away! We're excited to introduce Dr. Daniel Green from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. His talk "Fertility and Pregnancy Outcome After Childhood Cancer" will be the culmination to our exciting morning session on day 1 of the...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

Dr. Monique Hinchcliff is the Associate Clinical Director and the Director of Translational Research for the Northwestern Scleroderma Program.  Her research interests include the use of high-throughput, unbiased, approaches to define clinically relevant molecular subsets of systemic sclerosis/...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

Today's speaker bio is Kyle Orwig, PhD, from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Orwig will be giving a talk at the conference entitled: Stem Cell Therapies for Male Infertility.

Dr. Orwig joined the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh in 2003 and is currently Associate Professor of Obstetrics,...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

Dr. Woodruff's article "Reproductive endocrinology: fertility in female survivors of childhood cancer" was recently listed as one of the top 20 articles in the field of reproduction and endocrinology since 2013. This article was listed at the 8th most influential in the list of 20. Dr. Woodruff's...

Allison Goetsch

Gonadotoxic therapies, such as chemotherapy, used to treat breast cancer can have harmful effects on fertility- they destroy ovarian follicles, or women's reserve of ova, resulting in amenorrhea and/or early menopause. Additionally, many endocrine therapies used to treat breast cancer have indirect...

Brigid Martz Smith

The Oncofertility Consortium is pleased to welcome Dr. Jennifer Hirshfeld-Cytron as a guest blogger today.

This is a blog post based on the article, Toward theoretical understanding of the fertility preservation decision-making process: examining information processing among young women with cancer...

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