- Provides cutting-edge information on current practices and new developments
- Includes clinical cases for engaging high-yield learning
- Written by the most well respected world leaders in the field of oncofertility
- Includes a valuable section on how to set up an oncofertility practice
- Incorporates best practices from the experience of the National Physician Cooperative
This timely book elucidates the latest practices and emerging treatments for fertility preservation in cancer patients. Written by an impressive multi-disciplinary cadre of specialists, Oncofertility Medical Practice provides necessary information on the successes, risks, and limitations of fertility preserving technologies. The first section includes chapters on embryo banking, oocyte banking, ovarian tissue banking, and issues of male fertility preservation. The second section features illustrative clinical cases. The third section introduces practical information on setting up an oncofertility program, including best practices from the National Physician Cooperative. The authors address staffing needs, recommendations for coordination of care, templates for obtaining IRB approval for investigational fertility preserving strategies, and online resources for patients and providers. The fourth section concerns medical training and mentorship in this specialty. The concluding section discusses new developments in basic research which have leant themselves to innovative practices and a critical commentary on gaps in knowledge which call for future areas of research.
Oncofertility Medical Practice is a compilation of the best science, research, and practices from the world’s leading experts. Authoritative and insightful, this book is a valuable up-to-date resource for all those practicing in this demanding field.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » Banking - Cancer - Clinical Cases - Embryo - Female - Fertility - Male - Oncofertility - Oocyte - Pregnancy - Preservation - Quality of Life - Survivorship - Treatment
Related subjects » Gynecology - Oncology & Hematology - Public Health
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Introduction: What have we learned about the risk of infertility from the cancer survivorship study? Chuck Sklar/Green
Part 1: Where we are today – clinical options for fertility preservation by experts in the field.
- Embryo Banking – success, stimulation protocols, evidence on how long one can wait before chemotherapy after cancer diagnosis Elizabeth Ginsberg
- Oocyte Banking – technological advancements, summary of success/risks and gaps in knowledge Nicole Noyes
- Oocyte or Embryo Banking after in vitro maturation of oocytes Chian, Fadini, or Nakajima
- Ovarian Tissue Banking/Transplantation Meirow or Donnez
- Fertility Preservation in Males Peter Schlegel
- Medical suppression: what is the evidence?
- Ovarian Transposition Tulandi or Laufer
- Disposition of Embryos, Gametes, and Tissues Campo-Englestein
- What should be considered experimental? Jennifer Mercereaux and Marc Fritz
Part 2: Clinical Cases in Oncofertility Lynn Westphal, Nicole Noyes, Bob Branigan, Emily Junghiem, Amber Cooper, Jennifer Levine, Lenny Sender
- Pregnancy in cancer survivors – medical risks of various cancer treatments including pelvic radiation and various chemotherapeutic agents, how to assess the health of a cancer survivor, monitoring during pregnancy, cancer recurrence during pregnancy Michal Elovitz or Eileen Wang
Part 3: Setting up an Oncofertility Program
- Summary of the experience of the National Physician Cooperative and documents Marybeth Gerrity/Jeff Chang
- How to set up male pediatric oncofertility program Jill Ginsberg
- The importance of incorporating a mental health professional into Oncofertility practice Leslie Shover
- Capturing the population at risk: Referrals from Oncology providers Gwen Quinn
Part 4: The next generation: the importance of training future Oncofertility specialistsTraining – fostering mentorship and academic development Christos Coutifaris
- How to develop a career in Oncofertility – clinical and research perspective Clarisa Gracia
- Stories from Trainees: Laxmi Kondapalli, Jenny Mercereau, Irene Su
Part 5: From the bench: what we have learned and what is still to be discovered.
- In vitro maturation Johan
- Cryopreservation Mary Zelinski
- Effects of chemotherapy, new biologies