We are actively engaged in research to improve reproductive health and fertility in cancer survivors.
What We Do
1 in 47 girls and young women will develop cancer by age 40. More than ever, young adults are surviving cancer and can look forward to the future. Cancer treatment can affect the health of young survivors, who face issues from fertility concerns to early menopause.
Right now there is limited information to help young survivors, their families and their healthcare providers navigate these complex issues.
Our research group at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center has innovative studies to help young cancer survivors improve their health and the quality of survivorship care.
Learn more about our studies
Physicians and researchers at UC San Diego want to determine if a tailored women’s health survivorship care plan will improve reproductive health symptoms (i.e., hot flashes, fertility concerns, birth control practices, and sexual function) in young breast cancer survivors. Who Can Join This Study? Young women age 18-50 who have completed treatment for breast cancer. What Happens If I Choose…
Physicians and researchers at UC San Diego want to improve reproductive health in young women who have had cancer. We want to advance our understanding of how ovaries function in young cancer survivors. Who Can Join This Study? Young women age 18-40 who have completed treatment for cancer. What Happens If I Choose to Participate? You will be asked to…
The FIRST project is a national fertility preservation registry for young women facing cancer treatments. We will examine how different cancers and treatments affect the reproductive health of young survivors. Joining the FIRST project is a unique chance to be part of a national effort to collect information on fertility and other women’s health issues in young female cancer survivors.…