Zachary Stedt

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Cancer treatments like chemo and radiation therapy, while lifesavers, can have significant side effects. One possible side effect that can be devastating for patients is the loss of fertility.

The Oncofertility Consortium at Northwestern University is working to preserve fertility for women undergoing cancer treatment by freezing ovarian tissue and researching ways to later recover ovarian follicles (an egg and its supporting tissue) in the hopes of using them for in vitro fertilization.