Oncofertility Medical Practice Clinical Issues and Implementation (Hardcover)
From the Publisher:
Oncofertility is a specialty that bridges the disciplines of reproductive endocrinology and infertility and oncology with the goal of expanding the reproductive options of cancer patients. This book is primarily intended for clinicians and researchers who wish to gain up to date information about the success, risks and limitations of fertility preserving technologies. The book has been divided into 4 parts. Part 1 is intended to review current fertility preserving technologies from experts in the field. Standard and experimental options will be presented for both male and female patients. The second part of the book will provide clinical cases to highlight strategies and challenges in the care of the oncofertility patient. Part 3 will provide practical guidance on how to establish an Oncofertility clinical program. Valuable resources from the national physician's cooperative of the Oncofertility Roadmap Grant will be provided including staffing needs, recommendations for coordination of care, templates for obtaining IRB approval for investigational fertility preserving strategies, and online resources for patients and providers. Part 4 highlights the future generation of Oncofertility specialists. Specifically, chapters will describe important elements of training from the perspective of a mentor and a trainee. Several young clinical investigators' work will be highlighted as well. The final section (Part 5) is intended to describe research in basic science that has lead to progress in the field and describe gaps in knowledge and future areas of basic science research, which are necessary to inform future clinical care.