2019 Pediatric Initiative Network: Progress, Proceedings, and Plans

Leena Nahata, Veronica Gomez-Lobo, Lillian Meacham, Leslie Appiah, Krista Childress, Holly Hoefgen, Maggie Dwiggins, Stacy Whiteside, Kari Bjornard, Julie Rios, Antoinette Anazodo, Courtney Finlayson, Olivia Frias, Teresa Woodruff, Molly Moravek

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Abstract

Impairment of fertility and sexual/reproductive health are common after oncologic therapy, and are known to have negative impacts on romantic relationships and psychosocial well-being among childhood cancer survivors. The Pediatric Initiative Network (PIN) is an international, multidisciplinary group of providers within the Oncofertility Consortium dedicated to preserving and protecting the fertility of children and adolescents at risk for infertility due to medical conditions or treatments. The PIN and its Best Practices and Research committees meet virtually throughout the year, with one annual in-person meeting. The purpose of this "proceedings"is to highlight key discussion points from the annual PIN meeting which took place on November 11, 2019, to 1) provide a context for pediatric groups across the country on what oncofertility programs are currently doing and why, and 2) inform stakeholders of past, present and future initiatives that may be of value to them and the patient populations they serve.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)457-463
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of adolescent and young adult oncology
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2020

Keywords

  • childhood cancer
  • fertility preservation
  • oncofertility

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