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Drs. Stephanie Rothenberg, Erika Friehling, Kyle Orwig, and Hanna Valli join together to discuss various topics on fertility preservation for the cancer patient.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Realize how to get access to fertility preservation services at UPMC
  • Review the indications and treatment options for fertility preservation in male and female cancer patients
  • Recognize fertility preservation options available for men, women, boys and girls
  • Recognize cancer treatments that impair future fertility

Reading Resources:

  1. Fertility preservation in patients undergoing gonadotoxic therapy or gonadectomy: a committee opinion. Practice Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.  Fertil Steril. (2013) Nov;100(5):1214-23.
  2. Lambertini, M., Del Mastro, L., Pescio, M.C., Andersen, C.Y., Azim, H.A., Jr., Peccatori, F.A., Costa, M., Revelli, A., Salvagno, F., Gennari, A., et al. (2016). Cancer and fertility preservation: international recommendations from an expert meeting. BMC medicine 14, 1.
  3. Johnson E.K., Finlayson C.,  Rowell E.E., Gosiengfiao Y.,  Pavone M.E.,  Lockhart B., Orwig K.E., Brannigan R.E., Woodruff T.K. (2017). Fertility Preservation for the Pediatric Patients: Current State and Future Possibilities. J. Urol.  S0022-5347(17)30223-9.
  4. Wendy van Dorp, Renée L. Mulder, Leontien C.M. Kremer, Melissa M. Hudson, Marry M. van den Heuvel-Eibrink, Marleen H. van den Berg, Jennifer M. Levine, Eline van Dulmen-den Broeder, Natascia di Iorgi, Assunta Albanese, Saro H. Armenian, Smita Bhatia, Louis S. Constine, Andreas Corrias, Rebecca Deans, Uta Dirksen, Clarisa R. Gracia, Lars Hjorth, Leah Kroon, Cornelis B. Lambalk, Wendy Landier, Gill Levitt, Alison Leiper, Lillian Meacham, Alesandro Mussa, Sebastian J. Neggers, Kevin C. Oeffinger, Alberto Revelli, Hanneke M. van Santen, Roderick Skinner, Andrew Toogood, William H. Wallace, and Riccardo Haupt. (2016). Recommendations for Premature Ovarian Insufficiency Surveillance for Female Survivors of Childhood, Adolescent, and Young Adult Cancer: A Report From the International Late Effects of Childhood Cancer Guideline Harmonization Group in Collaboration With the PanCareSurFup Consortium.  Journal of Clinical Oncology. 34:28, 3440-3450. 


Drs. Rothenberg, Friehling, Orwig, and Valli have reported no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services. 

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.15) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.5 contact hour.

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Release Date: 5/5/2017 | Last Modified On: 5/5/2017 | Expires: 5/7/2018

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