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Gwendolyn P. Quinn, Susan T. Vadaparampil, Clement K. Gwede, Joyce D. Reinecke, Tina M. Mason and Celso Silva

The goal of this project was to develop a referral system to increase the likelihood that patients of childbearing age with newly diagnosed cancer receive timely information about fertility, and reduce the burden oncologists may feel when discussing and exploring fertility preservation options with their patients. The group developed and examined the effectiveness of a fertility preservation referral system through pilot-testing a developed patient education brochure. During the 12-month pilot-testing period, 776 patients of childbearing age (< 40 years) were seen at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and 349 brochures were taken. The reproductive endocrinologist/infertility clinic experienced a 9-fold increase in the number of calls received during the 12-month study period, with 122 calls received compared with 13 the prior year. The large increase in calls illuminates the gap in patient interest and referral, and shows an effective method to transmit this information. Improving the communication of time-sensitive information about fertility and preservation options to patients with cancer is associated with an increased likelihood of improving quality of life, reducing patient distress, and increasing use of ancillary fertility-related health services. Through referring and providing patient information, this referral system allows oncologists to fulfill their obligation and make informed decisions about fertility preservation, thereby improving the full cancer care continuum.

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Janella Hudson, Matthew B. Schabath, Julian Sanchez, Steven Sutton, Vani N. Simmons, Susan T. Vadaparampil, Peter A. Kanetsky and Gwendolyn P. Quinn

routinely integrated into clinical practice guidelines in the oncology care setting. Establishing standardized guidelines to improve providers' knowledge about cancer risk in the SGM population will likely improve quality of care for SGM individuals

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Brad Zebrack and Melissa Butler

support services across the varied oncology care settings in which AYAs are treated. With only a minority of AYAs being treated in tertiary care centers offering multidisciplinary teams of medical and psychosocial health professionals, 5 a large

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Rebecca H. Johnson and Leah Kroon

program in an adult medical oncology clinic increased the rate of fertility preservation consultation in 18- and 40-year-old males 2.4-fold, from 23% to 43% ( P <.05). 17 This approach could be applied in any oncology care setting. Creating

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Jessica K. DeMartino

outpatient oncology care settings. The program, started in 2002, is available to ASCO members for no charge, and most providers are responsible for covering their own costs for data abstraction. Data are collected from retrospective chart reviews and