Cancer Treatment and Research

Oncofertility

Fertility Preservation for Cancer Survivors

Editors: Woodruff, Teresa, Snyder, Karrie Ann (Eds.)

  • Covers Oncofertility, an interdisciplinary field that bridges biomedical and social sciences
  • Oncofertility examines fertility options, choice and goals in light of cancer diagnosis, treatment and survivorship
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About this book

While cancer survival rates have increased steadily over the last several decades, particularly among younger patients, the more aggressive forms of treatment that have made this possible often compromise a cancer patient's ability to later have biological children. In the past, pregnancy after cancer was largely unheard of. Today it is increasingly a possibility due to high survivorship rates in general and emerging reproductive technologies that give patients and their families options at the time of diagnosis to ensure a patient's future fertility (cryopreservation of ovarian tissue).

Oncofertility has emerged as an interdisciplinary field bridging biomedical, social sciences and examines issues regarding an individual's fertility options, choice and goals in light of cancer diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.

Written by leaders in this evolving field, the volume covers various aspects: medical, ethical and social.

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"Fertility is often a major concern for cancer survivors. This text addresses the complex reproductive issues associated with the treatment of malignant diseases. Recognized leaders in the field discuss scientific advances, application of modern technology, psychosocial implications, ethical considerations, and current options for men and women confronted with therapies that affect fertility."

Steven T. Rosen, M.D.

Series Editor

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From the reviews:

"This is a compilation of current research on the preservation of fertility in young cancer patients facing gonadotoxic treatment regimens. … While they have targeted this book at helping to train and educate oncologists and reproductive specialists caring for young cancer patients, it may also be interesting and important to people in a variety of other fields including those in reproductive biology, biomedical ethics, sociology, and health policy. … an interesting and important book for anyone involved in the care of young cancer patients." (Emily S. Jungheim, Doody’s Review Service, January, 2008)

 

"This book is the first of its kind on the topic of oncofertility - a new discipline uniting reproductive biologists with oncologists to provide options for men, women, and children with a fertility-threatening cancer diagnosis. The book spans disciplines from cutting edge research to clinical care, bioethics, and medical guidelines. There are chapters for the specialists and chapters for patients who wish to read stories about those who have faced fertility-impacting diseases."

This is a terrific book and a must read!

Linda C. Giudice, MD, PhD, MSc
Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
The Robert B. Jaffe, MD, Endowed Professor in Reproductive Sciences
University of California, San Francisco


Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • The Emergence of a New Interdiscipline: Oncofertility

    Woodruff, Teresa K.

    Pages 3-11

  • Fertility Management for Women With Cancer

    Agarwal, Sanjay K. (et al.)

    Pages 15-27

  • Fertility Preservation in Adult Male Cancer Patients

    Brannigan, Robert E.

    Pages 28-49

  • Managing Fertility in Childhood Cancer Patients

    Dilley, Kimberley J.

    Pages 50-56

  • Fertility Risk in Pediatric and Adolescent Cancers

    Gracia, Clarisa R. (et al.)

    Pages 57-72

Buy this book

eBook $179.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-387-72293-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-72292-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Oncofertility
Book Subtitle
Fertility Preservation for Cancer Survivors
Editors
  • Teresa Woodruff
  • Karrie Ann Snyder
Series Title
Cancer Treatment and Research
Series Volume
138
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-72293-1
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-72293-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-72292-4
Series ISSN
0927-3042
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 263
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