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Author for correspondence: Tel.: +1 312 503 2503; Fax: +1 312 503 0219; tkw@northwestern.edu

The authors, BM Smith, F Duncan, L Ataman, K Smith, G Quinn, ME Pavone, TK Woodruff, provided substantial contributions to the conception and design of the manuscript and interpretation of data for publication, drafted and revised the manuscript for intellectual content, gave final approval of the version to be published and agrees to be accountable for all aspects of the work ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are investigated and resolved.

The authors, RJ Chang, C Finlayson, K Orwig, H Valli-Pulaski, MB Moravek, MB Zelinski, HI Su, W Vitek, JF Smith, JS Jeruss, C Gracia, C Coutifaris, D Shah, L Nahata, V Gomez-Lobo, LC Appiah, RR Brannigan, V Gillis, W Gradishar, A Javed, AS Rhoton-Vlasak, LA Kondapalli, E Neuber, JP Ginsberg, CH Muller, J Hirshfeld-Cytron, WH Kutteh, SR Lindheim, B Cherven, LR Meacham, P Rao, L Torno, LS Sender, ST Vadaparampil, JL Skiles, T Schafer-Kalkhoff, OJ Frias, J Byrne, LM Westphal, DJ Schust, JL Klosky, KA McCracken, A Ting, Z Khan, C Granberg, B Lockart, B Scoccia, MM Laronda, JE Mersereau, C Marsh, provided significant contributions to the design of the manuscript and interpretation of data for publication, revised the manuscript at length for intellectual content, gave final approval of the version to be published and agrees to be accountable for all aspects of the work ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are investigated and resolved.

Special acknowledgement to the patients who generously donated reproductive tissue to the OC-NPC Repository to advance oncofertility research and the National Physicians Cooperative.

The below authors acknowledge relationships with the following: J Hirschfeld-Cytron is a consultant in the Natera Genetics Company; ME Pavone is an advisory board member in Ferring Pharmaceuticals; SR Lindheim is a consultant and speaker in Bayer; a medical advisor in Crossbay; a speaker in Abbvie and Cooper Surgical; LA Kondapalli is a memeber of Speakers’ Bureau in Ferring Pharmaceuticals.

The authors have no other relevant affiliations or financial involvement with any organization or entity with a financial interest in or financial conflict with the subject matter or materials discussed in the manuscript apart from those disclosed.

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This work was supported by the Center for Reproductive Health After Disease (P50HD076188) from the NIH National Center for Translational Research in Reproduction and Infertility (NCTRI).

Keywords:

  • Science & Technology
  • Life Sciences & Biomedicine
  • Oncology
  • fertility preservation
  • oncofertility
  • reproductive health
  • OVARIAN TISSUE CRYOPRESERVATION
  • PEDIATRIC-PATIENTS
  • ENDOCRINE TREATMENT
  • BREAST-CANCER
  • PRESERVATION
  • ONCOFERTILITY
  • FOLLICLES
  • TRANSPLANTATION
  • ATTITUDES
  • SOCIETY

The National Physicians Cooperative: transforming fertility management in the cancer setting and beyond

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Future Oncology

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Volume 14, Number 29

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, Pages 3059-3072

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Abstract:

Once unimaginable, fertility management is now a nationally established part of cancer care in institutions, from academic centers to community hospitals to private practices. Over the last two decades, advances in medicine and reproductive science have made it possible for men, women and children to be connected with an oncofertility specialist or offered fertility preservation soon after a cancer diagnosis. The Oncofertility Consortium's National Physicians Cooperative is a large-scale effort to engage physicians across disciplines - oncology, urology, obstetrics and gynecology, reproductive endocrinology, and behavioral health - in clinical and research activities to enable significant progress in providing fertility preservation options to children and adults. Here, we review the structure and function of the National Physicians Cooperative and identify next steps.

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© 2018 Teresa K Woodruff.

This is an Open Access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).

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