Patient Care

Young Adult Cancer Survivors to Discuss Fertility Issues Oct. 8

Oct. 1, 2009

Young adult cancer survivors can learn more about fertility after cancer during a meeting Thursday, Oct. 8, at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center. The Young Adult Survivor Connection meets from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Adam Griffin, M.D., assistant professor of Obstetrics-Gynecology, will lead the discussion. He is a member of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, and oversees a fertility preservation and oocyte-freezing program that primarily assists cancer patients who face treatment choices that can affect fertility. He is a specialist in in-vitro fertilization and fertility-enhancing surgical techniques, and is associate director of URMC’s Advanced Pelvic Surgery Fellowship Program.
A graduate of University of Virginia, where he earned his medical degree, Griffin completed fellowship training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital in Boston. His research interests include fertility preservation and the development of alternative stem cell sources for the study and treatment of infertility.
The Young Adult Survivor Connection is for cancer survivors ages 18-39, and their family and friends, to network and improve their quality of life. Upcoming topics include late effects of cancer treatment, navigating disability paperwork, fertility, massage and alternative therapies.
The group will be facilitated by Rita Goodman, L.M.S.W., and Jennifer Masseth, P.A. For more information, call Goodman at (585) 275-4631.