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.
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.