How is the Oncofertility Consortium addressing the fertility preservation needs of children?
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Teresa K. Woodruff, Ph.D.
The Watkins Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, The Oncofertility Consortium
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Part of the National Physicians Cooperative is a group of children’s hospitals, and so, just as we’re trying to provide opportunities for young adults we also have a network within the Consortium for children who are diagnosed with cancer. And so there are initiatives here in Chicago as well as around the nation to again route young adolescents and children with a cancer diagnosis to appropriate physician practices that can provide fertility options for them.