July 2016

National Physicians Cooperative

Connecting clinicians and researchers is paramount to the success of translational research within the Oncofertility Consortium.  In order to facilitate the translation from bench to bedside to babies, the Oncofertility Consortium created the National Physicians Cooperative (NPC).  The NPC is a nationwide network of centers dedicated to preserving the fertility of their patients.  Patients with cancer and other serious diseases whose progression or treatment is likely to impair fertility can receive access to the most up to date treatments and clinical research at NPC member sites.  

Postdoctoral Position in Pediatric Fertility and Hormone Preservation and Restoration

Dr. Monica Laronda, formally a postdoc in the Woodruff Lab, is looking for a postdoc to join the Laronda Lab. Below is the job posting. Contact Dr. Laronda for further details.

Postdoctoral Position in Pediatric Fertility and Hormone Preservation and Restoration

A POSTDOCTORAL POSITION is available to study models for restoring fertility and hormone function. The candidate will use piglet models, ovarian follicle culture, physiology assays, and imaging, stem cell and molecular biology techniques to investigate these models. Highly motivated candidates who recently obtained a PhD or MD degree and have a strong background in primary cell culture techniques and analysis should apply.

Interested individuals should send their curriculum vitae, a brief description of their research interests, and the names of three references to:

Endocrine Abnormalities Reported in Aging Childhood Cancer Survivors

A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology reports endocrine abnormalities in aging childhood cancer survivors. The study, a part of the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study,  found "cumulative incidence and prevalence of endocrine abnormalities increased across the lifespan of survivors and risk was significantly higher in survivors exposed to high-risk therapies". Researchers conluded "endocrinopathies in survivors increased substantially over time, underscoring the need for lifelongsubspecialty follow-up of those at risk." 

Read the article in its entirety here:

Watch Archived Media

The Oncofertility Consortium hosts a variety of activities both in-person and online. In order to create enduring educational materials, the OC archives media from all its events and meetings. Previously recorded videos from Virtual Grand Rounds, Oncofertility Conferences, and other training materials are available online to view anytime, from anywhere! Navigating media is easy using the filter feature at the top of the page. To browse archived media and view previously recorded presentations, click here. 

Support Oncofertility Federal Government Changes in Australia

Dr. Antoinette Anazodo, Director of Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer at the Kids Cancer Centre at the Sydney Children's Hospital, and member of the Oncofertility Global Partners Network, is asking for support for Oncofertility Federal government changes in Australia. Below is a message from Dr. Anazodo regarding this important call to action. Please consider submitting a comment in support of these initiatives. It is important for members of the OC to support such initiatives not only to strengthen our network, but also to improve patient care all over the world. For any further questions, feel free to contact Antoinette Anazodo Antoinette.Anazodo@health.nsw.gov.au> directly. Note these comments are due July 15, 2016.