World-first bid to help cancer survivors plan a family

An Australian oncologist is leading an ambitious project aimed at providing evidence-based fertility projections and preservation guidelines for male and female cancer patients.

Data will be analysed for each type of cancer and treatment based on ongoing input from thousands of patients at 153 cancer centres, says Dr Antoinette Anazodo, a paediatric and adolescent cancer specialist at the Sydney Youth Cancer Service.

The project, the Australasian Oncofertility Registry, is a world first as it will record data from children, adolescents, young adults and adults, both