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

  • Author(s): Smith, Brigid M
  • Duncan, Francesca E
  • Ataman, Lauren
  • Smith, Kristin
  • Quinn, Gwendolyn P
  • Chang, R Jeffrey
  • Finlayson, Courtney
  • Orwig, Kyle
  • Valli-Pulaski, Hanna
  • Moravek, Molly B
  • Zelinski, Mary B
  • Irene Su, H
  • Vitek, Wendy
  • Smith, James F
  • Jeruss, Jacqueline S
  • Gracia, Clarisa
  • Coutifaris, Christos
  • Shah, Divya
  • Nahata, Leena
  • Gomez-Lobo, Veronica
  • Appiah, Leslie Coker
  • Brannigan, Robert E
  • Gillis, Valerie
  • Gradishar, William
  • Javed, Asma
  • Rhoton-Vlasak, Alice S
  • Kondapalli, Laxmi A
  • Neuber, Evelyn
  • Ginsberg, Jill P
  • Muller, Charles H
  • Hirshfeld-Cytron, Jennifer
  • Kutteh, William H
  • Lindheim, Steven R
  • Cherven, Brooke
  • Meacham, Lillian R
  • Rao, Pooja
  • Torno, Lilibeth
  • Sender, Leonard S
  • Vadaparampil, Susan T
  • Skiles, Jodi L
  • Schafer-Kalkhoff, Tara
  • Frias, Oliva J
  • Byrne, Julia
  • Westphal, Lynn M
  • Schust, Danny J
  • Klosky, James L
  • McCracken, Kate A
  • Ting, Alison
  • Khan, Zaraq
  • Granberg, Candace
  • Lockart, Barbara
  • Scoccia, Bert
  • Laronda, Monica M
  • Mersereau, Jennifer E
  • Marsh, Courtney
  • Pavone, Mary Ellen
  • Woodruff, Teresa K
  • et al.
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.

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