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NPC Member Spotlight: Michigan Reproductive Medicine

We’re exited to continue our new blog series to spotlight National Physicians Cooperative member institutions!  If your institution is a member of the NPC, submit your information to us for development of an institution-specific page on the Oncofertility Consortium website, as well as a blog post, to oncofertility@northwestern.edu.  If you are interested in learning more about how to join the NPC, contact Brigid Smith at brigid.smith@northwestern.edu or (312)503-2506.

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MRM

Overview

Michigan Reproductive Medicine has been freezing eggs since 2008 and is the first fertility center in Michigan to successfully freeze eggs and have babies born from frozen eggs.

Our center is committed to providing patients with the most up-to date technology. Fertility preservation by egg freezing is a true game-changer by providing women the greatest opportunity to control their reproductive futures.

Fertility Preservation Services Offered

An egg or embryo freezing cycle requires quick decision-making and communication between the patient, the woman’s oncologist and Dr. Mersol-Barg. Working together as a team and educating the patient about her cancer therapy’s impact on her fertility empowers the patient to make the best decision regarding her fertility preservation.

We provide the following services to women:

Embryo Freezing 

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Egg Freezing 

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Contact Information

Please call Michigan Reproductive Medicine at (248) 593-6990 or visit our website at http://www.mireproductivemedicine.com/ to find out more about your fertility preservation options.

Michigan Reproductive Medicine

41000 Woodward Ave., Suite 100 East

Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

Phone: 248-593-6990

Fax: 248-593-5925

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Michael S. Mersol-Barg, MD, Director, Michigan Reproductive Medicine

Email: Oncofertility@mireproductivemedicine.com

 

 

 

 

NPC Member Spotlight: Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

We’re exited to continue our new blog series to spotlight National Physicians Cooperative member institutions!  If your institution is a member of the NPC, submit your information to us for development of an institution-specific page on the Oncofertility Consortium website, as well as a blog post, to oncofertility@northwestern.edu.  If you are interested in learning more about how to join the NPC, contact Brigid Smith at brigid.smith@northwestern.edu or (312)503-2506.

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Today, improved treatments of cancer and other diseases give patients the hope of long term survival. However, many of the treatments that increase survival may cause loss of fertility. New technologies in reproductive medicine are providing possibilities for preserving fertility.

Lurie Children’s is dedicated to working with families, patients and healthcare providers to guide them in deciding if fertility preservation is appropriate for their child.

As a member of the National Physicians Cooperative of the Oncofertility Consortium, Lurie Children’s Fertility Preservation Program offers services to pediatric, adolescent and young adult patients. This consortium of fertility experts, oncologists, surgeons, urologists, endocrinologists and researchers are working together to provide fertility preservation options to patients who are seeking to preserve fertility due to cancer treatment, surgery, or a congenital condition.

Fertility preservation options

We have a comprehensive range of services for pre- and post-pubertal patients. These include:

For Males

Testis shielding

Sperm cryopreservation

Testicular sperm extraction (TESE)

Testicular tissue freezing (experimental)

For Females

Ovarian shielding

Oophoropexy/ovarian transposition

Oocyte or embryo freezing

Ovarian tissue freezing (experimental)

Gonadotropin analogues (experimental)

The treatment team will work with you to determine the best options to suit your needs.

Each patient is unique, so fertility preservation must be tailored and carefully integrated with a patient’s treatment. Appropriate fertility preservation options depend on the age of the patient, as well as the treatment the patient is to receive. If treatment has been completed and there is a concern about the patient’s ability to have children, families are encouraged to seek a consultation with a fertility expert.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact:

Barbara Lockart, DNP, APN/CNP, CPON, at Lurie Children’s at

312.227.4901.

oncofertility@luriechildrens.org

Multidisciplinary team of specialists

Our multidisciplinary team works together to ensure that every patient receives the best fertility preservation care available. This team consists of:

Oncology

Yasmin Gosiengfiao, MD

Attending Physician, Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplant; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Barbara Lockart, DNP, APN/CNP, CPON

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplant; Patient Navigator for Fertility Preservation, Lurie Children’s Hospital

Pediatric Surgery

Marleta Reynolds, MD

Head, Pediatric Surgery; Professor of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Erin Rowell, MD

Attending Physician, Pediatric Surgery; Assistant Professor of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Endocrinology

Wendy Brickman, MD

Attending Physician, Endocrinology; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Courtney Finlayson, MD

Attending Physician, Endocrinology; Instructor in Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Jill Samis, MD

Attending Physician, Endocrinology, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Reema Habiby, MD

Attending Physician, Endocrinology; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Urology

Earl Cheng, MD

Division Head, Urology; Professor of Urology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Robert Brannigan, MD

Attending Physician, Urology,Northwestern Medicine; Professor of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Emilie Johnson, MD, MPH

Attending Physician, Urology; Assistant Professor of Urology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Elizabeth Yerkes, MD

Attending Physician, Urology; Associate Professor of Urology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Valerie Gillis, MMS, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Urology; Northwestern Medicine

Obstetrics and Gynecology/Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Mary Ellen Pavone, MD,

Attending Physician, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility; Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Kristin Smith

Patient Navigator for Fertility Preservation, Northwestern Medicine/Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center 

Research

Teresa Woodruff, PhD

Thomas J Watkins Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Feinberg School of Medicine; Chief of the Division of Fertility Preservation and Oncofertility Consortium

 

NPC Member Spotlight: University of Illinois at Chicago

We’re exited to continue our new blog series to spotlight National Physicians Cooperative member institutions!  If your institution is a member of the NPC, submit your information to us for development of an institution-specific page on the Oncofertility Consortium website, as well as a blog post, to oncofertility@northwestern.edu.  If you are interested in learning more about how to join the NPC, contact Brigid Smith at brigid.smith@northwestern.edu or (312)503-2506.

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UNIVERSITY of ILLINOIS at CHICAGO FERTILITY PRESERVATION PROGRAM

The University of Illinois Fertility Preservation Program offers a comprehensive team approach to help women faced with serious conditions which may impair futurefertility. Our team consists of reproductive endocrinologists, urologists, medical and surgical oncologists, rheumatologists, pathologists, embryologists, research and clinical nurses, social workers and clinical ethics consultants who are here to help. Please click here for more information on the UI Health Fertility Preservation Program.

We are members of the Oncofertility Consortium® National Physicians’ Cooperative and offer a wide range of options for patients who desire fertilitypreservation for medical and non-medical indications:

  • Embryo Freezing
  • Egg Freezing
  • Ovarian Tissue Freezing (Experimental)
  • Egg Donation

In addition, our Andrology Laboratory offers a patient (or Client Depositor) Sperm Bank service for long-term storage of an individual’s sperm for reasons such as reduction in fertility potential, prior to chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy for male oncology, or prior to vasectomy.  The Patient Sperm Bank is also used to store sperm extracted from the testes in the operating room, a procedure referred to as TESE (testicular sperm extraction).  Sperm from a TESE procedure can be stored short-term or long-term for subsequent use with the ICSI-IVF procedure for pregnancy attempts. Please click here for more information regarding the UIC Andrology Laboratory.

Our physicians at the University of Illinois Fertility Center are Board Certified specialists in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Screen Shot 2015-03-11 at 1.49.43 PMBert Scoccia, MD

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Director of the University of Illinois Fertility Preservation Program

 

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Assistant Professor

Director of GYN Ultrasound Program

 

Screen Shot 2015-03-11 at 1.49.54 PMMusa Zamah, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Director of Residency Research Program

 

 

We will be happy to discuss our Fertility Preservation Program and any other issues with you during an office consultation:

1801 West Taylor Street, Suite 4A, Chicago, IL 60612

To make a new patient appointment, please call: UIC Call Center at 800-842-1002 or visit www.uicivf.org

Existing patients please call: UIC Fertility Center at 312-355-2740.

 

University of Illinois Andrology Laboratory

1801 West Taylor Street, Suite 4A, Chicago, IL 60612

To contact the Andrology Laboratory please call: (312) 996-7713

 

PATIENT RESOURCES

University of Illinois Fertility Preservation Program: http://www.uicivf.org

Oncofertility Consortium: http://www.oncofertility.northwestern.edu

Fertile Hope: http://www.fertilehope.org

Gilda’s Club Chicago: http://www.gildasclubchicago.org

 

 

NPC Member Spotlight: Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York

We’re exited to begin a new blog series to spotlight National Physicians Cooperative member institutions!  If your institution is a member of the NPC, submit your information to us for development of an institution-specific page on the Oncofertility Consortium website, as well as a blog post, to oncofertility@northwestern.edu.  If you are interested in learning more about how to join the NPC, contact Brigid Smith at brigid.smith@northwestern.edu or (312)503-2506.

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RMANY

Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York

The Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility of Mount Sinai at Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York is committed to preserving the dream of family building for reproductive age men and women who are diagnosed with cancer.  Our oncofertility program has been established to work quickly and closely with oncologists to meet the needs of our patients.  All patients who request fertility preservation are seen within 48 hours of their call, and in many cases, patients can start fertility preservation treatment within days.

Although chemotherapy, radiation and surgery are lifesaving, the treatment may compromise sperm and egg function.  Our male and female fertility preservation programs are designed to cryopreserve eggs, embryos or sperm before reproductive cells are lost.

RMA of New York uses the most advanced freezing technology to preserve reproductive cells. Vitrification (ultra-rapid-freezing) of oocytes (eggs) and embryos results in extremely high survival rates of cells.   Once frozen, the reproductive cells can be stored indefinitely and can be saved until family building is desired.

The RMA of New York Oncofertility Center of Excellence provides expert quality care, offers patients concierge services, and integrates care with medical and surgical oncologists. Patients undergoing cancer treatment typically have to coordinate care with multiple medical specialists, but the fertility care should not be challenging.  RMA of New York physicians serve on the faculty of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and are involved in extensive clinical research to further the science and hopes of reproductive medicine.

For more information, visit www.rmany.com or call 212.756.5777 to speak with a dedicated oncofertility specialist.

NPC Member Spotlight: Fertility Associates of Memphis

We’re exited to begin a new blog series to spotlight National Physicians Cooperative member institutions!  If your institution is a member of the NPC, submit your information to us for development of an institution-specific page on the Oncofertility Consortium website, as well as a blog post, to oncofertility@northwestern.edu.  If you are interested in learning more about how to join the NPC, contact Brigid Smith at brigid.smith@northwestern.edu or (312)503-2506.

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A major focus for our practice is to provide fertility preservation for those diagnosed with cancer. We offer patients struggling with cancer all options medically possible for the preservation and optimization of future fertility. These tools include in vitro fertilization with egg and embryo freezing, sperm freezing, radiation field minimizing surgery, and ovarian tissue freezing. Because this is a central part of our practice, we have considerable experience in all aspects of these technologies and work with some of the most respected institutions in the country, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, to facilitate the best care for our patients.

Pediatric Fertility Preservation

As the functional Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility division for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, we facilitate a wide range of fertility preservation strategies for children suffering with a cancer diagnosis. Our physicians all hold academic appointments at St. Jude and we conduct an onsite clinic in this facility to facilitate maximal accessibility. From our long established sperm freezing program for boys to our cutting edge egg freezing protocols for girls, we are helping children throughout our region and the world preserve hope for having family after cancer is a distant memory.

Adult Fertility Preservation

For the past several decades, Fertility Associates of Memphis has set the standard in the Mid-South region for offering the best available fertility preservation options for women and men with a cancer diagnosis. With the perfection and increased utilization of our egg freezing protocols, women with cancer are now routinely offered IVF with egg or embryo freezing prior to the initiation of chemotherapy or radiation, even in the setting of estrogen/progesterone positive breast cancer.

Our Physicians

Our physicians are experts in the field of Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility, trained at some of the world’s most respected institutions including The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Harvard University School of Medicine. In addition, our physicians regularly publish academic research give academic talks that help train other physicians from around the country and world how to best care for patients suffering with fertility related problems.

To make an appointment with any of the physicians at Fertility Associates of Memphis, please contact our office at 901-747-2229. We would be happy to help evaluate your fertility and explore steps you can take to maximize your chances of achieving pregnancy.

 

 

NPC Member Spotlight: Oregon Health & Science University

We’re exited to begin a new blog series to spotlight National Physicians Cooperative member institutions!  If your institution is a member of the NPC, submit your information to us for development of an institution-specific page on the Oncofertility Consortium website, as well as a blog post, to oncofertility@northwestern.edu.  If you are interested in learning more about how to join the NPC, contact Brigid Smith at brigid.smith@northwestern.edu or (312)503-2506.

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Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is a national leader in fertility patient care and research. The OHSU Fertility Consults provide a variety of options for cancer patients facing potential reproductive risks caused by their cancer therapy, including:

  • initial consultation
  • oocyte freezing
  • embryo banking
  • hormonal supression with Lupron
  • ovarian tissue banking
  • ovarian pexy for women and sperm banking (post-pubertal) for men

Consultations for hormonal management of bleeding during chemotherapy are also available. Learn more about oncofertility services at OHSU Fertility Consultants.

The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Program (AYA) offers services unique to young people undergoing cancer treatment, including fertility preservation, support groups and activities specific to ages 15-39. Learn more about how the AYA program supports fertility options.

The OHSU Division of Reproductive and Developmental Sciences (DRDS) at the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) conducts basic and applied research on non-human primates (primarily macaque species) to increase our understanding of primate reproduction and embryonic/fetal development, and to use this knowledge to control reproductive disorders, fertility and neonatal health.

OHSU research training programs are available for individuals entering science-oriented careers (pre-and post-doctoral fellows) and a research-oriented knowledge base in primate reproduction and development for others (K-12, high school teachers, college undergraduates, and the local public) in collaboration with local programs.

DRDS serves as a regional, national and international resource, especially as it relates to NHP models and research.  Learn more about the OHSU ONPRC Division of Reproductive and Developmental Sciences.

NPC Member Spotlight: Children’s National Medical Center

We’re exited to begin a new blog series to spotlight National Physicians Cooperative member institutions!  If your institution is a member of the NPC, submit your information to us for development of an institution-specific page on the Oncofertility Consortium website, as well as a blog post, to oncofertility@northwestern.edu.  If you are interested in learning more about how to join the NPC, contact Brigid Smith at brigid.smith@northwestern.edu or (312)503-2506.

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Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

Children’s National is the only hospital in the Washington, DC, area participating in the Oncofertility Consortium, an interdisciplinary research network of doctors, scientists, and scholars with a shared goal to preserve fertility options for cancer survivors. We are one of the hospitals nationwide with an Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved process for ovarian tissue freezing (cryopreservation), an experimental fertility preservation option for young women.

Working closely with the Oncology team, the pediatric gynecology team offers full counseling for patients, educating and empowering families to make informed decisions about treatment. Children’s doctors explain the age-appropriate options for fertility preservation for girls and young women so we can help protect patient choices about starting a family in the future. We offer ovarian tissue freezing, gonadopexy (moving the ovaries away from the planned radiation field) as well as conservative surgery for ovarian and pelvic tumors.

Contact:

Veronica Gomez-Lobo, MD
Director of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology/Fertility Preservation Program for Young Girls
Veronica.gomez-lobo@medstar.net
202-877-4099

 

The Clinic for Adolescent and Adult Pediatric-Onset Urology (CAPITUL)

Through the Clinic for Adolescent and Adult Pediatric-Onset Urology (CAPITUL), headed by Dr. Michael Hsieh, Children’s National will soon be the only hospital in the Washington, DC, area participating in testicular tissue freezing (cryopreservation) as part of the Oncofertility Consortium. We will soon be  one of the few hospitals nationwide with an ethics board-approved process for testicular tissue freezing (cryopreservation), an experimental fertility preservation option for young men.

Working closely with the Oncology team, the CAPITUL team offers full counseling for patients, educating and empowering families to make informed decisions about treatment. Children’s doctors explain the age-appropriate options for fertility preservation so we can help protect patient choices about starting a family in the future. We will soon offer testicular tissue freezing for boys about to undergo chemotherapy and radiation therapy that may impact their fertility.

Contact:

Michael H. Hsieh, MD, PhD
Director, Clinic for Adolescent and Adult PedIatric OnseT UroLogy (CAPITUL), Children’s National Health System
mhsieh@cnmc.org
202-476-5042

 

 

NPC Member Spotlight: University of Pittsburgh

We’re exited to begin a new blog series to spotlight National Physicians Cooperative member institutions!  If your institution is a member of the NPC, submit your information to us for development of an institution-specific page on the Oncofertility Consortium website, as well as a blog post, to oncofertility@northwestern.edu.  If you are interested in learning more about how to join the NPC, contact Brigid Smith at brigid.smith@northwestern.edu or (312)503-2506.

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The Fertility Preservation Program of Pittsburgh was established at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2009. Our multidisciplinary working group includes key stake holders at Magee-Womens Research InstituteMagee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. The program is committed to

  1. Educating patients and their physicians about the reproductive consequences of chemotherapy and radiation treatments for cancer or other conditions
  2. Providing state of the art reproductive technologies to preserve fertility for women, men, girls, and boys
  3. Responsibly translating new reproductive technologies from the laboratory to the clinic

We provide the following services for our patients:

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Please call our dedicated fertility preservation phone line at (412)641-7475 to speak to a nurse or visit our website to learn more about the options for preserving your fertility.

Contact Details:

Screen Shot 2015-01-29 at 8.21.56 AMKyle E. Orwig, PhD, Director, Fertility Preservation Program, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, Magee-Womens Research Institute & Foundation

Email: orwigke@upmc.edu  

Screen Shot 2015-01-29 at 8.22.08 AMKathrin Gassei, PhD, Program Coordinator

Email: gasseik@upmc.edu
Phone: 412-641-2700

Julie Seifert, CRNP, Nurse Coordinator

Email: lenaja@upmc.edu
Phone: 412-641-7475

Screen Shot 2015-01-29 at 8.17.27 AMJoe Sanfilippo, MD, Director, Center for Fertility and Reproductive Endocrinology, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC 

 

Screen Shot 2015-01-29 at 8.17.37 AMPeter Shaw, MD, Director, Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

 

Screen Shot 2015-01-29 at 8.17.48 AMScott Kauma, MD, Clinical Director, Fertility Preservation Program, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC

 

Screen Shot 2015-01-29 at 8.17.55 AMShweta Nayak, MD, Director of Outreach, Fertility Preservation Program, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC

 

Screen Shot 2015-01-29 at 8.18.01 AMGlenn Cannon, MD, Pediatric Urology, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

 

 

Website:  http://www.mwrif.org/220

 

 

Perspectives from the 7th annual Oncofertility Conference

Screen shot 2013-09-26 at 3.04.58 PMOncofertility is a multidisciplinary field of experts coming together to provide fertility options to cancer patients.  The multidisciplinary nature of the field was on display during our 7th annual Oncofertility Conference in Chicago, Illinois.  During the course of the conference, we saw presentations from international scientists, Northwestern program leaders, social workers, surgeons and reproductive endocrinologists (to name a few). In addition to the powerhouse lineup of speakers, conference attendees were able to interact amongst themselves to foster collaborations to begin, or strengthen, their individual fertility preservation programs.  The audience was just as diverse with cancer survivors, high school students, patient advocates and navigators, lab scientists, physicians and community leaders coming together to share stories and gather data to better serve their patients at home.  They also had the opportunity to attend our largest poster session to date with 50 scientific posters from around the world demonstrating current advances in oncofertility.

As the new research project coordinator for the National Physicians Cooperative (NPC) of the Oncofertility Consortium, I considered the conference my initiation into the oncofertility community.  During my first few weeks at Northwestern, while being oriented to a new field at a new institution, I spent a large part of my day reviewing scientific papers, watching Virtual Grand Rounds, and thumbing through book chapters to try and grasp the intricacies of oncofertility.  While that process gave me a fairly comprehensive understanding of the mechanisms behind fertility preservation issues in current cancer patients and survivors, the true importance of the work being done by the Oncofertility Consortium really hit home when I had a chance to speak with conference attendees.

I spoke with cancer survivors on what these fertility preservation measures mean to them and their future reproductive options.  I chatted with patient advocates and nurses about the issues that patients discuss with them on a daily basis and then viewed presentations from respected leaders on methods and techniques to address those issues.  I met national NPC leaders who discussed current protocols and clinical standards before brainstorming ways to improve the standards and create solutions for roadblocks.

While members of the Oncofertility Consortium, and the broader oncofertility community, come from different backgrounds and geographical locations, we are working towards a shared goal of expanding fertility options for cancer patients and survivors.  I look forward to establishing my role in the National Physicians Cooperative of the Oncofertility Consortium and collaborating with members across the country.

I invite you to view the 7th annual Oncofertility Conference here:  2013 Oncofertility Conference

New Fertility and Cancer Study from Oncofertility Consortium Member, Jennifer Mersereau, MD

Advances in cancer treatments give young women more hope for survival than ever before, but many treatments can leave women unable to naturally conceive a child.  The University of North Carolina (UNC) Fertility Preservation Program, a member of the National Physicians Cooperative, provides options for female patients of reproductive age newly diagnosed with cancer, but the decision to initiate fertility preservation must be made quickly, before cancer treatment begins.  General lack of knowledge about reproductive functioning, stress related to processing the cancer diagnosis, urgency, and insufficient support while attempting to make the decision, all serve to degrade this process often leading to later decisional regret.

As a result, Oncofertility Consortium member, Dr. Jennifer Mersereau, and UNC Fertility are conducting a multidisciplinary research study that evaluates a ‘Decision-Aid” designed to help reproductive-aged women (age 18-42) make decisions about fertility and cancer. This collaborative project between a reproductive endocrinologist, clinical psychologist, and oncology experts involves a new interactive, web-based decision aid that is used in concert with fertility preservation counseling.  If this decision aid proves to be beneficial, this web-based tool may potentially be used for patients who do not have easy access for a full fertility preservation consultation.

Study Details:

  • Study participants will have a routine consultation appointment with a fertility specialist at UNC Fertility to discuss fertility, cancer, and treatment options for fertility preservation. Note that this visit is considered part of routine medical care.
  • Participants will plan for an additional 45-60 minutes at the time of their consultation to watch a web-based presentation about fertility preservation and decision-making.  They will also complete questionnaires at that time.
  • Participants will be asked to complete 2 additional web-based surveys, one approximately one week after the consultation, and one approximately 6 months later.

Findings from this pilot evaluation will support a grant application for a multi-site study to investigate community effectiveness and accessibility. Study participants will receive a $50 gift card for full participation, to compensate for their time and effort. If you are in the Chapel Hill area and interested in taking part in this study, please call for a consultation appointment (919-966-1150) or send an email to jem *at* unc.edu with your name, phone number and times that you can be reached. Your contact information will not be shared with anyone outside the study. For more information about this study, please click here.

*Supported by a grant from the UNC Lineberger Cancer Center.

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