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Drs. Peter Shaw,  Kyle Orwig, Kathrin Gassei, and Scott Kuma join together and provide and update in fertility preservation for the cancer patient. These experts will discuss the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Oncology and Fertility,  experimental methods for preserving and restoring fertility, fertility preservation options, and patient navigation and fertility preservation resources.

Educational objectives: 

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

  • Identify the factors that have contributed to stagnant cure rates in AYA oncology patients over the last 30 years.
  • Recognize which components of oncology therapy can affect fertility in survivors.
  • Improve knowledge of current standard of care fertility preservation methods for women
  • Improve knowledge of current standard of care fertility preservation methods for men

Reading Resources:

  1. Trudgen K, Ayensu-Coker L. Fertility preservation and reproductive health in the pediatric, adolescent, and young adult female cancer patient. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Oct;26(5):372-80.
  2. Resetkova N, Hayashi M, Kolp LA, Christianson MS Fertility Preservation for Prepubertal Girls: Update and Current Challenges. Curr Obstet Gynecol Rep. 2013 Dec 1;2(4):218-225.
  3. Stein DM, Victorson DE, Choy JT, Waimey KE, Pearman TP, Smith K, Dreyfuss J, Kinahan KE, Sadhwani D, Woodruff TK, Brannigan RE.Fertility Preservation Preferences and Perspectives Among Adult Male Survivors of Pediatric Cancer and Their Parents. J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol. 2014 Jun 1;3(2):75-82.
  4. Fernbach A, Lockart B, Armus CL, Bashore LM, Levine J, Kroon L, Sylvain G, Rodgers C. Evidence-Based Recommendations for Fertility Preservation Options for Inclusion in Treatment Protocols for Pediatric and Adolescent Patients Diagnosed With Cancer. J Pediatr Oncol Nurs. 2014 May 5;31(4):211-222. 


Drs. Shaw, Orwig, Gassei, and Kauma have reported no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any 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 1.75 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 (0.175) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.75 contact hour.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 6/9/2016 | Last Modified On: 6/9/2016 | Expires: 6/9/2017

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