Task Force on Fertility Preservation in Gynaecologic Cancer
The Task Force promotes knowledge among health care workers and the public on infertility induced by treatment of gynaecologic cancers through national and international collaboration among Oncologists, Reproductive Specialists, and Allied Health Workers to promote research, education and to develop new strategies of fertility preservation.
The Task Force’s initial objectives will focus on fertility preservation in all gynaecologic cancers in which fertility preservation techniques should be offered to patients. As a cooperating counterpart to the frequently used techniques of reproductive medicine (e.g. cryopreservation of ovarian tissue and oocytes), this task force will mainly focus on the feasibility and safety of fertility preservation techniques, including conservative medical management of endometrial cancer and surgical procedures maintaining fertility (e.g. trachelectomy in cervical cancer).
The main activities within the next two years are establishing networks and cooperation with regional and supra-regional groups in order to increase public awareness and optimise fertility preservation techniques. It will do so by evaluating current available evidence and consecutively establishing evidence-based guidelines. A special session on Fertility Preservation was held during the ESGO16 2009 Meeting.
- Dominik Denschlag, Freiburg, Germany
- Vesna Kesic, Serbia
- Nicholas Reed, UK
- Alexandros Rodolakis, Greece
- Achim Schneider, Germany
- Philippe Morice, France
All ESGO members with a special interest in fertility preservation are cordially invited to register by clicking here.
Task Force working group contact: firstname.lastname@example.org