Insights Into Cancer: Parenthood after Cancer--Fertility Options from Diagnosis to Survivorship
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Free and open to the public
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Auditorium, B Level Room B130
757 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, California 90095
Once a month, the Simms/Mann–UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology presents Insights Into Cancer, a free public lecture series for cancer patients, their families and the community. Each lecture features a leading professional who provides up-to-date information, practical advice and answers to cancer-related questions.
April 9, 2013
Parenthood after Cancer: Fertility Options from Diagnosis to Survivorship
A cancer diagnosis means many stressful and life changing decisions. Although discussions about the desire to have a biological child in the future may not be seem to be a high priority. This is important for both men and women because cancer treatment may cause subfertility with difficulty conceiving a child or infertility without the ability to conceive a child with one's own genetic material. Dr. Kuo will discuss recent advances in fertility preservation techniques available now to increase the probability of having biological children in the future. For cancer survivors, fertility treatment options also exist to maximize parenthood. The goal of this lecture is to help patients, their family members and others interested in future parenthood to be as well educated as possible in the treatment options available today.
John Kuo, M.D., Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He serves as the Oncofertility Program Director for the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at UCLA. He has participated in the development and coordination of comprehensive fertility preservation and treatment services for both cancer patients and survivors. His clinical practice involves cancer patient counseling and education on current medical and surgical techniques available to preserve fertility and maximize parenthood after cancer treatment.
Alice Crisci is a young adult breast cancer survivor and founder of Fertile Action, a non-profit helping women touched by cancer become mothers. She sits on a number of non-profit and university committees with Oncofertility Programs. She testified for the first Fertility Preservation bill in the nation and was instrumental in catalyzing a national bill that would cover fertility preservation for service members. She contributes regular opinion articles to HyperVocal.com, Fertility Authority, The University of Colorado and the Oncofertility Consortium. She also published a book about her experience being diagnosed with breast cancer at an early-age called Too Young for This. She also launched the first egg-donor and surrogacy grant program in the country through Fertile Action and the only pro-bono egg freezing network in the country.
Insights Into Cancer lectures are held in the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Auditorium, B Level, Room B130, 757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095.
UCLA parking is $11 and is wheelchair accessible. Attendees can park in the medical plaza, or take advantage of the valet parking at the front of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.