It was an honor to be featured on the Oncofertility Consortium‘s blog this week. I am grateful to Dr. Teresa K. Woodruff for her interest in C is for Courage, my new coloring book journal for those living with cancer, as well as to Chelsea Castleberry and Lauren Ataman-Millhouse for all of their time and assistance.
The Oncofertility Consortium at Northwestern University is a “national, interdisciplinary initiative designed to explore the reproductive future of cancer survivors.” Dr. Woodruff, who serves as the Director of the Oncofertility Consortium, is the Thomas J. Watkins Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, the Vice Chair of Research (OB/GYN), the Chief of the Division of Reproductive Science in Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine and Professor of Molecular Biosciences at the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University. In 2013, she was named to Time Magazine’s list of the Worlds Most Influential People, and was the only scientist on the list.
In 2006, Dr. Woodruff coined the term “Oncofertility,” which now refers to a unique and growing subfield that bridges the gap between the fields of oncology and fertility. As the Oncofertility Consortium’s website explains,
The Oncofertility Consortium’s website contains information about Oncofertility, as well as resources to help people “navigate the complex fertility issues facing patients with cancer and other serious diseases.”
Here is a link to the blog post about C is for Courage.
To learn more about the Oncofertility Consortium, please visit their website.
If you’d like to learn more about author Marion Cohen, whose essays are featured in C is for Courage, please visit Marion’s Facebook page.
If you’d like to learn more about Frank O’Hara Prize-winning poet Richard H. Fox, whose poetry is featured in C is for Courage, please visit Richard’s website.
To learn more about the other books in the Words and Color Coloring Book Journal series, please click here.