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Preserving the Chance at Motherhood

Last year, Dr. Teresa Woodruff won a $21 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to create the Oncofertility Consortium. There she hopes to develop new fertility treatments for people who have undergone treatment for cancer. While many people can survive a cancer diagnosis, the treatments can destroy fertility. Dr. Woodruff runs The Woodruff Lab at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, and also runs the Oncofertility Saturday Academy. It brings young women from a small high school on Chicago's South Side into the lab to learn basic biology and clinical medicine.

Music Button:  The Huntington Cads, "New Sound Samba", from the CD Introduce the New Sound, (Mai Tai records) 

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