Division of Reproductive Science in Medicine
The mission of the Division of Reproductive Science in Medicine is to perform cutting-edge research in human infertility and reproductive health and disease.
About Our Work
The key to building awareness and improved care outcomes lies in educating clinicians and scientists in a number of fields. The division conducts Oncofertility Virtual Grand Rounds and a multidisciplinary conference bringing together leaders in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, urology, hematology/oncology, pediatrics and surgical oncology, as well as scientists, psychologists and ethicists. Continuing Medical Education courses are frequently offered in-person and online for oncology physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers.
Research efforts are directed toward a number of goals, primarily:
- Increasing the pace and quality of ovarian research
- Developing new fertility preservation treatments and investigating compounds that may protect against fertility loss during treatment
- Speeding the translation of research findings to improved patient
In most cases, decisions on fertility preservation need to be made before treatment begins. Reproductive specialists and social workers are working with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center of Northwestern University physicians to assist patients explore the issues surrounding fertility preservation. Your treatment team can help you understand the options available, assess risks and eligibility and provide referrals to individuals who are experts in this field.
Learn more about fertility preservation patient services via the Patient Care page.