Survey of fertility preservation options available to patients with cancer around the globe

Alexandra S. Rashedi, Saskia F. De Roo, Lauren M. Ataman, Maxwell E. Edmonds, Adelino Amaral Silva, Anibal Scarella, Anna Horbaczewska, Antoinette Anazodo, Ayse Arvas, Bruno Ramalho De Carvalho, Cassio Sartorio, Catharina C.M. Beerendonk, Cesar Diaz-Garcia, Chang Suk Suh, Cláudia Melo, Claus Yding Andersen, Eduardo Motta, Ellen M. Greenblatt, Ellen Van Moer, Elnaz ZandFernando M. Reis, Flor Sánchez, Guillermo Terrado, Jhenifer K. Rodrigues, João Marcos De Meneses e Silva, Johan Smitz, Jose Medrano, Jung Ryeol Lee, Katharina Winkler-Crepaz, Kristin Smith, Lígia Helena Ferreira Melo e Silva, Ludwig Wildt, Mahmoud Salama, María Del Mar Andrés, Maria T. Bourlon, Mario Vega, Maurício Barbour Chehin, Michel De Vos, Mohamed Khrouf, Nao Suzuki, Osama Azmy, Paula Fontoura, Paulo Henrique Almeida Campos-Junior, Peter Mallmann, Ricardo Azambuja, Ricardo M. Marinho, Richard A. Anderson, Robert Jach, Roberto A. Antunes, Rod Mitchell, Rouhollah Fathi, Satish Kumar Adiga, Seido Takae, Seok Hyun Kim, Sergio Romero, Silvana Chedid Grieco, Talya Shaulov, Tatsuro Furui, Teresa Almeida-Santos, Willianne Nelen, Yasmin Jayasinghe, Yodo Sugishita, Teresa K. Woodruff

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Purpose Oncofertility focuses on providing fertility and endocrine-sparing options to patients who undergo life-preserving but gonadotoxic cancer treatment. The resources needed to meet patient demand often are fragmented along disciplinary lines. We quantify assets and gaps in oncofertility care on a global scale. Methods Survey-based questionnaires were provided to 191 members of the Oncofertility Consortium Global Partners Network, a National Institutes of Health–funded organization. Responses were analyzed to measure trends and regional subtleties about patient oncofertility experiences and to analyze barriers to care at sites that provide oncofertility services. Results Sixty-three responses were received (response rate, 25%), and 40 were analyzed from oncofertility centers in 28 countries. Thirty of 40 survey results (75%) showed that formal referral processes and psychological care are provided to patients at the majority of sites. Fourteen of 23 respondents (61%) stated that some fertility preservation services are not offered because of cultural and legal barriers. The growth of oncofertility and its capacity to improve the lives of cancer survivors around the globe relies on concentrated efforts to increase awareness, promote collaboration, share best practices, and advocate for research funding. Conclusion This survey reveals global and regional successes and challenges and provides insight into what is needed to advance the field and make the discussion of fertility preservation and endocrine health a standard component of the cancer treatment plan. As the field of oncofertility continues to develop around the globe, regular assessment of both international and regional barriers to quality care must continue to guide process improvements.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of global oncology
Volume2018
Issue number4
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Publication statusPublished - 01-03-2018

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Fertility Preservation
Neoplasms
Quality of Health Care
Practice Guidelines
Fertility
Survivors
Referral and Consultation
Organizations
Psychology
Surveys and Questionnaires
Health
Therapeutics
Growth
Research

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Rashedi, A. S., De Roo, S. F., Ataman, L. M., Edmonds, M. E., Silva, A. A., Scarella, A., ... Woodruff, T. K. (2018). Survey of fertility preservation options available to patients with cancer around the globe. Journal of global oncology, 2018(4). https://doi.org/10.1200/JGO.2016.008144
Rashedi, Alexandra S. ; De Roo, Saskia F. ; Ataman, Lauren M. ; Edmonds, Maxwell E. ; Silva, Adelino Amaral ; Scarella, Anibal ; Horbaczewska, Anna ; Anazodo, Antoinette ; Arvas, Ayse ; De Carvalho, Bruno Ramalho ; Sartorio, Cassio ; Beerendonk, Catharina C.M. ; Diaz-Garcia, Cesar ; Suh, Chang Suk ; Melo, Cláudia ; Andersen, Claus Yding ; Motta, Eduardo ; Greenblatt, Ellen M. ; Van Moer, Ellen ; Zand, Elnaz ; Reis, Fernando M. ; Sánchez, Flor ; Terrado, Guillermo ; Rodrigues, Jhenifer K. ; De Meneses e Silva, João Marcos ; Smitz, Johan ; Medrano, Jose ; Lee, Jung Ryeol ; Winkler-Crepaz, Katharina ; Smith, Kristin ; Melo e Silva, Lígia Helena Ferreira ; Wildt, Ludwig ; Salama, Mahmoud ; Del Mar Andrés, María ; Bourlon, Maria T. ; Vega, Mario ; Chehin, Maurício Barbour ; De Vos, Michel ; Khrouf, Mohamed ; Suzuki, Nao ; Azmy, Osama ; Fontoura, Paula ; Campos-Junior, Paulo Henrique Almeida ; Mallmann, Peter ; Azambuja, Ricardo ; Marinho, Ricardo M. ; Anderson, Richard A. ; Jach, Robert ; Antunes, Roberto A. ; Mitchell, Rod ; Fathi, Rouhollah ; Adiga, Satish Kumar ; Takae, Seido ; Kim, Seok Hyun ; Romero, Sergio ; Grieco, Silvana Chedid ; Shaulov, Talya ; Furui, Tatsuro ; Almeida-Santos, Teresa ; Nelen, Willianne ; Jayasinghe, Yasmin ; Sugishita, Yodo ; Woodruff, Teresa K. / Survey of fertility preservation options available to patients with cancer around the globe. In: Journal of global oncology. 2018 ; Vol. 2018, No. 4.
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AU - De Carvalho, Bruno Ramalho

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AU - Suh, Chang Suk

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AU - Andersen, Claus Yding

AU - Motta, Eduardo

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AU - Zand, Elnaz

AU - Reis, Fernando M.

AU - Sánchez, Flor

AU - Terrado, Guillermo

AU - Rodrigues, Jhenifer K.

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AU - Smitz, Johan

AU - Medrano, Jose

AU - Lee, Jung Ryeol

AU - Winkler-Crepaz, Katharina

AU - Smith, Kristin

AU - Melo e Silva, Lígia Helena Ferreira

AU - Wildt, Ludwig

AU - Salama, Mahmoud

AU - Del Mar Andrés, María

AU - Bourlon, Maria T.

AU - Vega, Mario

AU - Chehin, Maurício Barbour

AU - De Vos, Michel

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AU - Furui, Tatsuro

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