Ethical, Legal, Social, and Medical Perspectives

  • Teresa K. Woodruff
  • Laurie Zoloth
  • Lisa Campo-Engelstein
  • Sarah Rodriguez

Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 156)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. The Science and Technology of Oncofertility

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Clarisa R. Gracia
      Pages 3-9
    3. Rachel M. Smith, Teresa K. Woodruff, Lonnie D. Shea
      Pages 11-24
    4. Susan L. Barrett, Teresa K. Woodruff
      Pages 25-39
    5. Sherman J. Silber, Teresa K. Woodruff, Lonnie D. Shea
      Pages 41-54
    6. Laxmi A. Kondapalli, Fanzhen Hong, Clarisa R. Gracia
      Pages 55-67
    7. Pierre Comizzoli, Nucharin Songsasen, David E. Wildt
      Pages 87-100
  3. Historical and Legal Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Sarah Rodriguez
      Pages 103-110
    3. Gregory Dolin, Dorothy E. Roberts, Lina M. Rodriguez, Teresa K. Woodruff
      Pages 111-134
    4. Kiran Sreenivas, Lisa Campo-Engelstein
      Pages 135-152
    5. Shauna L. Gardino, Andrew E. Russell, Teresa K. Woodruff
      Pages 153-170
  4. Clinical and Theoretical Ethics

About this book


Oncofertility has emerged as a way to address potential lost or impaired fertility in those with a history of cancer. Active biomedical research is developing new ways to help those afflicted with cancer to preserve their ability to have biological children. Oncofertility: Ethical, Legal, Social, and Medical Perspectives moves beyond oncofertility as a science and medical technology and begins to address the social, legal, and ethical ramifications of this emerging field. Dr. Teresa K. Woodruff establishes a team of oncologists, fertility specialists, social scientists, and education and policy makers to engage in an interdisciplinary discussion on the clinical care of women who will lose their fertility due to cancer treatment. "Cancer and its treatment will often compromise fertility. Concerns relevant to reproduction remains one of the most important issues for patients. In this text renown experts discuss the spectrum of critical issues embraced by Oncofertility." - Steven T. Rosen, M.D. Series Editor


Ethical Dilemma Moral adoption bioethics ethics health infertility

Editors and affiliations

  • Teresa K. Woodruff
    • 1
  • Laurie Zoloth
    • 2
  • Lisa Campo-Engelstein
    • 3
  • Sarah Rodriguez
    • 4
  1. 1.Northwestern UniversityFeinberg School of MedicineChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Northwestern UniversityFeinberg School of MedicineChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Northwestern UniversityFeinberg School of MedicineChicagoUSA
  4. 4.Northwestern UniversityFeinberg School of MedicineChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6518-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-6517-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-6518-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0927-3042
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