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Future Oncol. 2018 Nov 26. doi: 10.2217/fon-2018-0278. [Epub ahead of print]

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

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Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA.
2
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA.
3
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY 10016, USA.
4
Department of OB/GYN & Reproductive Sciences, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA.
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Division of Endocrinology, Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60611 USA.
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Department of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA.
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Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA.
8
Magee-Womens Research Institute, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA.
9
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA.
10
Division of Reproductive & Developmental Science, Oregon National Primate Research Center, Beaverton, OR 97006, USA.
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Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Oregon Health & Sciences University, Portland, OR 97239, USA.
12
Department of Reproductive Medicine & Moores Cancer Center, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA.
13
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, Rochester, NY 14642, USA.
14
Department of Urology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA.
15
Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA.
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Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA.
17
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.
18
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology, The Ohio State University College of Medicine/Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH 43210, USA.
19
Center for Behavioral Health, the Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH 43205, USA.
20
Division of Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Children's National Health System, Washington, DC 20010, USA.
21
The James Cancer Center, Nationwide Children's Hospital, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA.
22
Department of Urology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA.
23
Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA.
24
Department of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine, Division of Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.
25
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32608, USA.
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Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine, Lone Tree, CO 80124, USA.
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Center for Advanced Reproductive Services, University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT 06032, USA.
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Division of Oncology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.
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Department of Urology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98195, USA.
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Fertility Centers of Illinois, Chicago, IL, USA, 60610.
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Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232, USA.
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Department of Surgery, St Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN 38105, USA.
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Fertility Associates of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38120, USA.
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Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, OH 45435, USA.
35
Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA 30342, USA.
36
Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center & Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology/Oncology & Division of Endocrinology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA.
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Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Penn State Health Children's Hospital, Hershey, PA 17033, USA.
38
Division of Oncology, CHOC Children's Hospital, Orange, CA 92868, USA.
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Department of Health Outcomes & Behavior, Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa, FL 33612, USA.
40
Department of Health Outcomes and Behaviors, Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33612, USA.
41
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA.
42
Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA.
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Division of Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA.
44
Children's Research Center, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.
45
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, USA.
46
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women's Health, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO 65212, USA.
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Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA.
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Section of Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH 43205, USA.
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Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA.
50
21st Century Medicine, Inc., Fontana, CA 92336, USA.
51
Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.
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Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.
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Department of Urology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.
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Division of Hematology, Oncology & Stem Cell Transplant, Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60611, USA.
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Division of General Pediatric Surgery, Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60611, USA.
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Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60607, USA.
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Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute, Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60611, USA.
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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, University of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC 27599, USA.
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Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA.

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.

KEYWORDS:

fertility preservation; oncofertility; reproductive health

PMID:
30474429
DOI:
10.2217/fon-2018-0278

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