Announcement: No December VGR

There will be no VGR meeting this month. Enjoy your holiday and we will resume with Virtual Grand Rounds in January 2018. 

Click here to learn more about the Oncofertility Virtual Grand Rounds (VGRs). 

New Publication from Tunisian Global Partners

Congratulations to our colleagues in Tunisia who recently published in Future Oncology. The paper "Perurethral transvesical route for oocytes retrieval: an old technique for a new indication in oncofertility" aimed to evaluate the safety and efficiency of the peruretheral transvesical oocyte retrieval in oncofertility. In this paper, they conducted a retrospective comparative study in their assisted reproductive technologies center. 

Click here to read this paper in its entirety. 


Melissa's Law for Fertility Preservation

The Oncofertility Consortium was mentioned recently in a feature in Greenwich Magazine, an online magazine from Connecticut. Connecticut was the first state to pass landmark oncofertility legislation, which opens access to fertility treatment for cancer patients. The law is named for Melissa Thompson, a patient advocate who worked with her local lawmakers to get this bill passed. Click on this link: 

Oncofertility in Peru

Colleagues in Peru recently hosted a successful course on fertility preservation and are pleased to announce the opening of their first laboratory in Lima, Peru. See the post below from Dr. Flor Sanchez, who is one of the oncofertility ambassadors in Peru.

Fertility Preservation Course in Cancer Patients and Inauguration of the first Research Laboratory of Reproductive Biology and Fertility Preservation in Lima, Peru.

The Fertility preservation course in cancer patients was held on October 11, 2017, in the auditorium of the building “Laboratorios de Investigación y Desarrollo, LID” at “Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia” (UPCH). This event was co-organized by Dr. Johan Smitz, Dr Sergio Romero and Dr. Flor Sánchez, together with the Peruvian Fertility Society, being a pre-congress course of the XVIII Peruvian Congress of Reproductive Medicine.

Notable Papers

Below are 20 new and notable publications from the field of oncofertility over the past six months. Congratulations to all of our colleagues on these publications. 

New Papers from Australia

Congratulations to our colleagues in Australia who recently published two new review papers in the Journal of Psycho-Oncology. Read the abstracts below and click the links to read the full text. 

Clinician provision of oncofertility support in cancer patients of a reproductive age: A systematic review
The emerging discipline of oncofertility advocates for the timely provision of fertility information and referral for fertility preservation to all cancer patients of reproductive age (

July VGR: Advocating for FP Insurance Coverage

July's VGR presentation is now available online. Joyce Reinecke, JD, Executive Director of the Alliance for Fertility Preservation, presented on advocating for insurance coverage and discussed the recent efforts in many states to mandate coverage for fertility preservation procedures. Connecticut and Rhode Island became the first and second state, respectively, to ensure FP coverage. She discussed how these states were able to pass such legislation and offered alternative strategies for other states to follow. This terrific talk is now available online! Click here to watch this talk in its entirety.