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Fellows- Register now for Fellow Education Day at the 2018 Oncofertility Conference!

This year at the 2018 Oncofertility Conference, we will host our third annual Fellow Education Day. This day long program will be on the third day of the conference and is open to all fellows in related medical fields. The purpose of the course is to educate fellows on fertility preservation and survivorship care for cancer patients across the reproductive life cycle.  The course will also model a team approach to fertility preservation care. 

Spots are limited for this course, so register now to confirm your attendance and ensure a low-early bird rate. 

We are actively trying to secure funds for Fellow's Day Scholarships, so stay tuned for more information!  If funds become available, this website will be updated and registered fellows will be notified accordingly. 

Improving Oncofertility Practice in China: Exciting works done by researchers from the University of South Carolina and Nanjing Medical University

Ke Ju, Yuqing Wang, and Gehui Yuan are undergraduate students from Nanjing Medical University (NMU) in China and now conduct their visiting research projects in Dr. Shuo Xiao’s Reproductive Health & Toxicology laboratory at University of South Carolina (USC). Dr. Xiao, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Arnold School of Public Health at USC, is an active member of Oncofertility Consortium and makes his efforts to promote Oncofertility development in his home country, China. As the country having the largest population of cancer patients, China has not yet integrated fertility preservation guidelines into medical field and Oncofertility is still a brand-new concept there, suggesting that most of young male and female cancer patients are receiving cancer therapy without discussing their reproductive damage as well as their infertility risk after cancer. By working with Dr.

Prospective Study of Female Patients' Perceptions about FP Decision-making

A new publication in the Journal of Psychosocial Oncology from our partners in Portugal is now available online. The paper is prospective study of female cancer patients' perceptions about the fertility preservation decision-making process, and the decision quality, and the impact of the health professionals in these variables.  First author, Cláudia Melo, has been an active member of the Consortium and will be defending her thesis in the upcoming weeks. Congratuatlions to our colleagues for their hardwork on this publication. The abstract appears below and the complete article is available for download as well. 


ABSTRACT

New Guidelines for Fertility Preservation in Patients with Cancer

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recently released an update to its 2013 guidelines for fertility preservation in patients with cancer. Study members conducted a review of 61 relevant publications and determined that none of these publications prompted a significant change in the 2013 recommendations. ASCO reccomends the following and advises healthcare providers to discuss the possiblility of infertility with patients as soon as possible. 

March VGR Now Online

Dr. Woodruff's VGR presentation is now available online. Her talk Global Oncofertility: Accomplishments, Milestones, and Measures of Interdisciplinary Work summarized the accomplishments of the Consortium over the past ten years and provided direction for the next ten years. To view this presentation and learn more about the work of the Oncofertility Consortium, click here.

As a reminder, this was the final VGR of the 2017/2018 series. Stay tuned for more information! 

Final Reminder: Participate in a Global Oncofertility Study

Members of the Oncofertility Global Community: This is a final reminder to participate in a global oncofertility survey.

Colleagues in Australia, led by Dr. Antoinette Anazodo, are conducting a research study to develop an international multidisciplinary oncofertility competency framework. The survey has been translated  and is available in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Portuguese (European and Latin American), Spanish, and English. The survey is easy to take and should take less than 30 minutes of your time to complete.

Below is more information about the study. If relevant, participate in the study so together we can develop this competency framework. For any questions, email g-force@futurefertility.com.au.

Fertility Preservation Society India Launches Oncofertility Journal

Oncofertility Gloabl Partners colleagues in India recently launched the first oncofertility focused journal. The Onco Fertility Journal, a publication of Fertility Preservation Society (India), is a peer-reviewed print and online semi-annual journal that aims to address issues on fertility and fertility preservation with a special emphasis on the Asian population. Dr.Nalini Mahajan is the Editor in Chief of the journal and wrote a introductory editorial for the journal where she discusses the relevance of fertility preservation in developing nations and the need for increased awareness in these places. Download that article here: