Survival rates among young cancer patients have increased over the past few decades due to the development of more effective cancer treatments. Unfortunately, cancer treatment consisting of chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery can sometimes negatively affect a young man’s ability to produce sperm, or a young woman’s ability to produce or mature eggs. Therefore, today, there are more young women and men who survived cancer treatment but are unable to have biological children. The mission of the UC Davis Children’s Hospital Oncofertility Team is to provide multidisciplinary care to children and young adults facing a diagnosis of cancer with impending treatment that may affect fertility. Our goal is to provide insight into the cancer treatment, long term effects on fertility, options for sperm or egg retrieval and freezing (cryopreservation) and provide long term guidance on fertility issues as the patient moves into adulthood. We represent a multi-disciplinary team of adult and pediatric urologic surgeons, pediatric oncologists, reproductive endocrinologists, andrology lab staff and nurses.

Team Members

Eric A. Kurzrock, M.D.
Professor of Urology and Pediatrics, Chief Pediatric Urologic Surgery

Jennifer Yang, M.D.
Associate Professor of Urology

Raul I. Clavijo, M.D.
Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery
Assistant Professor of Urology

John E. Gould, M.D., Ph.D.
Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery
Clinical Professor of Urologic Surgery

Marcio H. Malogolowkin, M.D.
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Chief, Division of Hematology Oncology
Professor, Department of Pediatrics