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Oncofertility Communication

Sharing Information and Building Relationships across Disciplines

  • Teresa K Woodruff
  • Marla L Clayman
  • Kate E Waimey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Communicating with Patients and Their Families

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jennifer E. Mersereau, Anna R. Brandon
      Pages 19-33
    3. Gwendolyn P. Quinn, Susan T. Vadaparampil, Ivana Sehovic, Marla L. Clayman
      Pages 35-47
    4. Natalia C. Llarena, Jacqueline S. Jeruss
      Pages 61-72
    5. Megan Johnson Shen, Hoda Badr
      Pages 73-85
    6. Allison Goetsch, Amber Volk, Teresa K. Woodruff
      Pages 87-98
    7. Ellen Wartella, Alexis R. Lauricella, Lisa B. Hurwitz
      Pages 99-109
  3. Communicating with Healthcare Professionals, Stakeholders and the Public

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Stefani Foster LaBrecque, Harlan Wallach, Kate E. Waimey
      Pages 141-153
    3. Lauren N. C. Johnson, Clarisa R. Gracia
      Pages 155-166
    4. Laxmi A. Kondapalli, Alice Crisci
      Pages 167-180

About this book


​​Oncofertility integrates the two previously distinct fields of cancer treatment and fertility research and aims to explore and expand the reproductive future of cancer survivors. In order to achieve the goal of fertility preservation, the Oncofertility community must focus on communication and the way data is provided and received. Concomitant with the rapidly changing technology of Oncofertility, there have been radical shifts and advances in the way health educators and clinicians can produce and share information. As success rates of reproductive techniques such as egg freezing and banking continue to rise, providing increasing opportunities for young cancer patients to preserve their fertility prior to the onset of cancer treatments, communication among professionals in oncology, reproductive medicine, and psychosocial work, among others, becomes crucial, and clinical demand for Oncofertility information is expected to rise considerably.

Oncofertility Communication describes and addresses the myriad channels through which the multiple audiences involved in Oncofertility can be served with appropriate and accurate information about cancer-related fertility issues. The text answers frequently asked questions and provides invaluable insights to scientific and health care professionals about communication among the diverse Oncofertility audiences. It incorporates timely discussions about traditional and emerging electronic communication tools and discusses the impact of health care policy changes on the Oncofertility field.​


Communication Tools Fertility Oncofertility Oncology

Editors and affiliations

  • Teresa K Woodruff
    • 1
  • Marla L Clayman
    • 2
  • Kate E Waimey
    • 3
  1. 1.Obstetrics and GynecologyFeinberg School of Medicine Northwestern UniversityChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Division of General Internal MedicineRobert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Ctr Northwestern UniversityChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Oncofertility ConsortiumFeinberg School of Medicine Northwestern UniversityChicagoUSA

About the editors

Teresa K. Woodruff, PhD, Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA

Marla L. Clayman, PhD, MPH, Feinberg  School of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA

Kate E. Waimey, PhD, Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oncofertility Consortium, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA

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