Textbook of Oncofertility Research and Practice

A Multidisciplinary Approach

  • Teresa K. Woodruff
  • Divya K. Shah
  • Wendy S. Vitek

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVIII
  2. Fertility Implications in Oncologic and Non-oncologic Settings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Leslie Coker Appiah, Daniel M. Green
      Pages 3-14
    3. Karen E. Kinahan, Barbara A. Lockart, Christina E. Boots, Aarati Didwania
      Pages 15-27
    4. Diane Chen, Emilie K. Johnson, Courtney Finlayson
      Pages 45-53
    5. Jason Jarin, Emilie K. Johnson, Veronica Gomez-Lobo
      Pages 55-67
  3. Options for Preserving Fertility

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Lynn M. Westphal, Jamie A. M. Massie, Jessica A. Lentscher
      Pages 71-79
    3. Yuting Fan, Sherman Silber
      Pages 81-88
    4. Michael Kinnaman, Kathleen Shea, Jennifer Levine
      Pages 103-114
    5. Joshua A. Halpern, Robert E. Brannigan
      Pages 121-142
  4. Care of the Opatient

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Yasmin Gosiengfiao, Veronica Gomez-Lobo
      Pages 145-151
    3. Carley Zeal, Janie Benoit, Holly R. Hoefgen
      Pages 153-176
    4. Terri L. Woodard, Andrea Bradford, Sukhkamal Campbell
      Pages 177-190
    5. Yuriko Iwahata, Hideyuki Iwahata, Nao Suzuki
      Pages 191-197
    6. James A. Kashanian, Robert E. Brannigan
      Pages 199-207
    7. Kathrin Gassei, Hanna Valli-Pulaski, Allison G. Close, Erika D. Friehling, Rajeev Chaudhry, Patrick J. Fox et al.
      Pages 209-227
    8. Anne Katz, Brooke Cherven, Linda Ballard, Chad Ritenour, Lillian R. Meacham
      Pages 229-241
  5. Oncofertility in Clinical Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-244
    2. Chelsea Webb Fox, H. Irene Su
      Pages 245-253
    3. Karen Burns, Lesley Breech
      Pages 255-263
    4. Barbara A. Lockart
      Pages 265-271
    5. Mollie Rose Canzona, Bansari G. Patel, John M. Salsman
      Pages 281-288
    6. Jason Elliott, Rhonda Zwingerman, Jinglan Han, Tamas Gotz, Eileen McMahon
      Pages 289-295
    7. Gwendolyn P. Quinn, Susan Thomas Vadaparampil, Ivana Sehovic-Neff, Marla L. Clayman
      Pages 305-316
    8. Joyce D. Reinecke, Nanette Elster, Joseph Letourneau, Meghan Bowman-Curci
      Pages 317-329
  6. Ethical and Legal Considerations in Oncofertility

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 331-331
    2. Susan L. Crockin
      Pages 333-347
    3. Jessica R. Gorman, Adam S. DuVall, Brandon Hayes-Lattin
      Pages 349-353
    4. Lisa Campo-Engelstein
      Pages 355-362
    5. Gwendolyn P. Quinn, Christina Tamargo, Matthew B. Schabath, Amani Sampson, Susan Thomas Vadaparampil
      Pages 363-374
    6. Lisa Campo-Engelstein
      Pages 375-381
  7. Basic Science Advances in Oncofertility

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 383-383
    2. Maxwell E. Edmonds, Kyle E. Orwig, Robert E. Brannigan
      Pages 385-394
    3. Mats Brännström, Jana Pittman
      Pages 395-400
    4. Nucharin Songsasen, Pierre Comizzoli
      Pages 401-412
  8. Case Studies: Egg Banking

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 413-414
    2. Mauricio Barbour Chehin, Lívia Munhoz, Joyce Fioravanti, Bruna Barros, André Lopes
      Pages 415-418
    3. Ashley Graul, Clarisa R. Gracia
      Pages 419-423
    4. Marissa Steinberg Weiss, Seema Niphadkar, David M. Mintzer, Divya Kelath Shah
      Pages 425-429
    5. Dana Marie Scott, Nikita M. Shah, Jacqueline S. Jeruss
      Pages 431-437
    6. Ellen M. Greenblatt, Eileen McMahon, Tulin D. Cil
      Pages 439-442
    7. Olivia Higgins, Amy R. Benjamin, Katherine B. Greenberg, Wendy S. Vitek
      Pages 449-452

About this book


Bringing together more than a decade of dedicated investigation and clinical work, this unique textbook is a unified, comprehensive source for oncofertility research and medical practice that is both authoritative and up-to-date. It will serve as the primary oncofertility reference for the various medical disciplines that must be coordinated to provide care for young cancer patients. Moreover, it contains case studies that are prismatic for new entrants into the field. 

The book is organized around the major themes of the discipline and includes current research, clinical practice, emerging technologies and didactic questions and is divided into six thematic sections: 
  • Fertility implications in both oncologic and non-oncologic settings
  • Options for fertility preservation, both male and female
  • Care of the oncofertility patient, including contraception and pregnancy considerations
  • Oncofertility in clinical practice, from setting up a new program to genetic counseling and communication
  • Ethical and legal considerations
  • Advances in the basic science of oncofertility
In each chapter, bulleted key learning points and review study questions bookend the text. Six additional sections, comprised exclusively of clinical case studies illustrating the management of both oncologic and non-oncologic conditions, add to the pedagogical value of the text.

Timely and utilizing the best current evidence, Textbook of Oncofertility Research and Practice: A Multidisciplinary Approach will be an invaluable resource for students, residents, fellows and professionals in reproductive endocrinology, pediatric endocrinology, adult and pediatric oncology, adult and pediatric urology, breast surgery, radiation oncology and allied professions where iatrogenic treatments or genetic conditions result in infertility. 


Cancer-related infertility Cryopreservation Fertility preservation Genetic counseling Gonadotoxicity Medical communication Oncofertility Ovarian reserve Ovarian tissue Pediatric oncofertility

Editors and affiliations

  • Teresa K. Woodruff
    • 1
  • Divya K. Shah
    • 2
  • Wendy S. Vitek
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyNorthwestern University ChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyUniversity of RochesterRochesterUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-02867-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-02868-8
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