We are excited to announce the release of new patient and expert videos on the Alliance for Fertility Preservation website! At one of our Stakeholders’ Meetings this spring in Austin, Texas, we had the opportunity to bring together patients, advocates, and healthcare providers from across the state to share ideas and experiences about cancer and…Details
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Alliance for Fertility Preservation on Children’s Cause for Cancer Advocacy Webinar
In June 2018, our Executive Director, Joyce Reinecke participated in a Webinar for the Children’s Cause for Cancer Advocacy Group. George Dahlman, the CEO of Children’s Cause for Cancer Advocacy Group described the group as, “…focused on public policy issues. While we primarily deal with Washington, there are a great many issues that can’t be…Details
What Options (and When) to Consider for Fertility Preservation
Recently, our very own Jennifer Levine, contributed to an abstract on premature menopause and the reproductive implications in survivors of childhood cancer. Dr. Levine has been active in helping to standardize guidelines for fertility preservation for children, adolescents and young adults through the European Group PanCare and a member of the International Harmonization Guidelines section on female Fertility Preservation….Details
Opportunity and Rights for New York’s Women and Girls: Access to Fertility Treatment.
The Alliance for Fertility Preservation had the extreme pleasure of attending the press conference where the Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled his “Opportunity and Rights Agenda for New York’s Women and Girls, 2018.” It was a packed audience made up of some men, but mostly women at the New-York Historical Society on January…Details
Share Your Story! Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics calling for patient stories about cancer and fertility
The Journal Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics has chosen to dedicate an issue to stories about patients and families who faced fertility issues as a result of a cancer diagnosis and treatment. Because children and young adults may have their future ability to become a parent compromised by cancer treatment, it is important that they understand…Details
The Samfund: Scholarship Applications Now Open
The Samfund is a nonprofit organization that provides financial grants to young adult cancer survivors for a wide range of cancer-associated costs, including for reproductive services and for family building. Family building grants fall into two categories: Grants to help with the storage of eggs, embryos or sperm for the purpose of fertility preservation. These…Details
New article identifies female patients don’t receive enough fertility information
Many young adult female cancer survivors want children in the future, but, for a variety of reasons, are unable to undergo fertility preservation before treatment. For those who maintain ovarian function after treatment but are at risk for premature ovarian failure, fertility preservation after treatment may be an option. However, patients cannot avail themselves of…Details
Is there a fertility window after cancer treatment?
Young cancer survivors want to be able to have their own families after cancer treatment. For girls and young women, cancer treatments can cause infertility and early ovarian failure. But for many young survivors, there is be a window of time in which they are still fertile, which we’ll call the “reproductive window”. There isn’t…Details