The Woodruff Lab contributes to the Women’s Health Research Institute and Oncofertility Consortium blogs. Read the latest information disseminated from these blogs below:  

New Publication from Colleagues at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Screen Shot 2015-11-17 at 1.07.55 PMDr. Sana Salih and colleagues have published a new paper, Dexrazoxane Diminishes Doxorubicin-Induced Acute Ovarian Damage and Preserves Ovarian Function and Fecundity in Mice, on fertility preservation in young mice treated with chemotherapies.  Teresa Woodruff says that ‘fertoprotective therapies are the most important next step in research to protect ovarian function in women with cancer.’ Dr. Salih said that the most important points in the paper include ‘The fertoprotective drug, dexrazoxane (Dexra) pre-administration prevented ovarian damage and preserved fertility in pre-pubescent mice treated with doxorubicin (DXR) chemotherapy.

Evening Reception with Critical Mass


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We’re excited to co-host an event this evening with Critical Mass, a community-powered advocacy organization empowered to transform the care and treatment of young adults with cancer. Together we’re hosting a meet-and-greet to exchange good conversation and ideas.

Look forward to seeing you at 303 E Superior Street this evening!

Dr. Hayes-Lattin: Insurance Coverage for Fertility Preservation

Screen-Shot-2015-10-12-at-2.19.49-PMDr. Hayes-Lattin gave a stimulating lecture on the status of insurance coverage for fertility preservation and what we can do as healthcare providers, researchers and advocates to allow our patients to receive oncofertility coverage. Up to 60% of cancer survivors are at risk for iatrogenic infertility related to their cancer treatments and concern for infertility is second only to mortality concern among survivors. We learned that Medicaid distinguishes medically-indicated procedures (e.g.