ASCO University Course Focuses on Fertility Preservation
Cancer can affect fertility in both men and women from adolescence through adulthood. Fertility preservation is often not addressed early enough during cancer treatment, but it should be a standard component of comprehensive care for prepubertal and reproductive-age patients.
ASCO University offers a fertility preservation course, which focuses on:
- Implementing fertility preservation: discussion of treatment options, consequences of treatment, and fertility preservation techniques
- The conversation: how, when, and why providers need to address fertility preservation with their patients
- Perspectives: health-care providers who treat patients with cancer of various age groups, as well as patients themselves, share experiences of addressing fertility preservation
Structured in a case study format, the eLearning course presents real-world scenarios for participant providers to:
- Describe the importance of fertility preservation as part of comprehensive cancer care for prepubertal and reproductive-age patients
- Identify the treatment risks that pose the greatest risks to fertility
- Discuss the fertility preservation options that are available
- Examine key aspects of engaging patients in decision making around fertility preservation
- Explain the role of a fertility preservation team in providing fertility preservation.
This course offers 5 CE/CME/CNE/CPE credits and 5 MOC Points for completion. To access the course on ASCO University, visit university.asco.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. ■
Originally published in ASCO Connection. © American Society of Clinical Oncology. “New ASCO University Course Focuses on Fertility Preservation.” ASCO Connection, January 2019. All rights reserved.