Efforts by the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children’s to ensure fertility preservation is top of mind for adolescent and young adult oncology patients, as well as their care providers, were recently profiled by The Huffington Post.
“It is a fundamental right of any individual to be offered fertility preservation,” Dr. Leonard Sender, medical director of the Cancer Institute told the online news site. “If we, as a society, believe in cancer survivorship, then what we need is for people to have a choice as to if they want to have children or not.”
Earlier this year, Dr. Sender co-hosted a workshop on oncofertility at Stupid Cancer’s CancerCon. The goal was to bring together leading experts on fertility preservation to discuss the need and path forward to make fertility preservation a topic of conversation with every AYA oncology patient undergoing treatment at every pediatric hospital in the country.
Read the full article in The Huffington Post.