Oncofertility Medical Practice

Clinical Issues and Implementation

  • Clarisa Gracia
  • Teresa K Woodruff

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Fertility Risks for Cancer Patients

  3. Options for Preserving Fertility

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Landon Trost, Robert Brannigan
      Pages 27-50
    3. Lynn M. Westphal, Jamie A. M. Massie
      Pages 51-61
    4. Laxmi A. Kondapalli
      Pages 63-75
    5. Peter S. Uzelac, Greg L. Christensen, Steven T. Nakajima
      Pages 77-89
  4. Care of the Oncofertility Patient

  5. Oncofertility in Clinical Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. H. Irene Su, Lindsay Ray, R. Jeffrey Chang
      Pages 163-173
  6. Clinical Cases in Oncofertility and Resources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Clarisa Gracia
      Pages 203-223
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 225-290

About this book


Oncofertility is a specialty that bridges the disciplines of reproductive endocrinology and infertility and oncology, with the goal of expanding the reproductive options of cancer patients. Given fertility risks associated with specific cancer treatments, as well as the improved long-term survival made possible by these therapies, there has been growing interest in expanding reproductive options for cancer patients. Indeed, both cancer survivors and the medical community have acknowledged the importance of patient counseling and the pursuit of fertility preservation options prior to starting cancer treatment.

Oncofertility Medical Practice: Clinical Issues and Implementation is the third in a series of timely and indispensable books on fertility preservation for cancer patients—the first one focused on advances in basic science research and the second one offered ethical, legal, and social perspectives on the theme. This book elucidates the latest practices and emerging treatments in oncofertility and provides necessary information on the successes, risks, and limitations of fertility preserving technologies. Authoritative and insightful, written by an impressive multi-disciplinary cadre of specialists, this book is a valuable up-to-date resource for all those practicing in this demanding field. 


“This excellent text is an invaluable resource and a “must read” for clinicians and researchers interested in Oncofertility. The editors and authors need to be congratulated for their fine work.” Roger A. Lobo, MD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University and Past President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine


Banking Cancer Clinical Cases Embryo Female Fertility Male Oncofertility Oocyte Pregnancy Preservation Quality of Life Survivorship Treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Clarisa Gracia
    • 1
  • Teresa K Woodruff
    • 2
  1. 1.Perelman School of Medicine, Obstetrics and GynecologyUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Northwestern University, Obstetrics and GynecologyFeinberg School of MedicineChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-9424-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-9425-7
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