Navigation Links
Moffitt researchers find cancer therapies affect cognitive functioning among breast cancer survivors
Date:4/20/2012

Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center and colleagues at the University of South Florida and University of Kentucky have found that breast cancer survivors who have had chemotherapy, radiation or both do not perform as well on some cognitive tests as women who have not had cancer.

They published their study in the April 1 issue of Cancer.

"Survivors of breast cancer are living longer, so there is a need to better understand the long-term effects of cancer therapies, such as chemotherapy and radiation," said study lead author Paul B. Jacobsen, Ph.D., associate center director for Population Sciences.

To carry out their study, the researchers recruited 313 women being treated by either chemotherapy or radiotherapy for early stage breast cancer at Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center. Those who had undergone treatment for cancer were tested six months after treatment and then tested again 36 months after having completed treatment.

They also recruited a control group of women who did not have cancer. These participants were also tested at six months and 36 months.

Participants in all groups were within five years of age, and breast cancer patients were matched with noncancer patients who lived in their same ZIP codes. Participants were tested cognitively with respect to processing speed (quick task completion under pressure), executive functioning (ability to shift cognitive sets and solve novel problems), the two domains expected to be most affected by chemotherapy. They were also tested with regard to verbal abilities.

"Our findings were partially consistent with prior research," explained Jacobsen. "We found that chemotherapy-treated patients performed worse than noncancer controls in processing speed, executive functioning and verbal ability. These domains may be the domains most affected by chemotherapy."

The also found test results for the radiotherapy
'/>"/>

Contact: Patty Kim
patty.kim@moffitt.org
813-745-7322
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. New Moffitt Cancer Center patent promises to accelerate cancer trials
2. Moffitt, Sanford-Burnham and Florida Hospital create Personalized Medicine Partnership of Florida
3. Fibroblasts contribute to melanoma tumor growth, say Moffitt Cancer Center researchers
4. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers find potential target for treating metastatic cancer
5. Moffitt researchers will be strong participants in American Society of Hematology meeting
6. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers find MK1775 active against sarcomas
7. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers find men less willing to be screened for cancer
8. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers unravel biochemical factor important in tumor metastasis
9. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers find regulatory T-cell clue to help prevent GVHD
10. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers find more clues to causes of breast cancer
11. Moffitt researchers find possible key to preventing chemotherapy resistance in ovarian cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/3/2015)... Fourroux Prosthetics, located at 6630 McGinnis Ferry Rd, ... opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, June ... kind in the area, Fourroux Prosthetics will provide amputee ... use of patented advanced prosthetics CAD/CAM technology. ... states, “Our goal has always been to provide amputees ...
(Date:6/3/2015)... June 03, 2015 DailyEndorphin is pleased ... programming module. With this highly configurable new offering, ... report on many components of its wellness programming for ... additional charge. , With this new module, annual clients ... challenges, (2) Create participant surveys, (3) Continually report on ...
(Date:6/3/2015)... 2015 On May 29, 2015, Health ... effective immediately, which now permits the use of gluten-free ... as ingredients. The MA is a prelude to an ... should be aware that, unlike the unlimited use of ... are restrictions for gluten-free oat products sold in Canada. ...
(Date:6/3/2015)... 2015 Come on out in support ... 200-mile overnight relay beginning in Madison, Wisconsin on Friday, ... June 13th. , For the 4th consecutive year, a ... run to raise money for the Brain Aneurysm Foundation. ... of the Neurosurgery staff from The University of Illinois ...
(Date:6/3/2015)... (PRWEB) June 03, 2015 evigilo, ... mass-notification, multi-channel solutions, reported of its "behind-the-scenes" involvement ... past few months. Since March this year, an ... been inflicting the South-American country, putting millions in ... and gas into the atmosphere. "evigilo's technology, adopted ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Fourroux Prosthetics Atlanta to Have Grand Opening Gala & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 2Health News:DailyEndorphin Launches Wellness "Events" Portal 2Health News:Health Canada Allows For Conditional Use Of Gluten-Free Oats 2Health News:Health Canada Allows For Conditional Use Of Gluten-Free Oats 3Health News:4th Annual Ragnar Relay from Madison, WI to Chicago, IL Once Again Benefits Renowned Brain Aneurysm Foundation 2Health News:Thousands of Lives Saved, Millions Protected in Chile 2
... long ring finger, financial success, , , MONDAY, Jan. 12 ... far outstretches their index finger, British researchers have pinpointed ... a new study, having a relatively long ring finger ... where fast thinking, good reflexes and good old-fashioned guts ...
... the major complications [3] of epidurals and spinal anaesthetics ... today (Monday 12 January 2009) concludes that previous studies ... procedures. The study concludes that the estimated risk of ... lower than 1 in 20,000 and in many circumstances ...
... 12 FamilyLife, the global, non-profit leader,in marriage ... on Feb.,13 - 15. The Weekend to ... heal troubled ones in an engaging, supportive and,non-threatening ... include,Dr. Dennis Rainey, president, CEO and co-founder of ...
... University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) with a unique ... new methods to ensure the safety of experimental drugs. ... company has agreed to publicly share anonymous data from ... the drug that was being evaluated. , Pfizer Global ...
... program has now proven valuable for patients in the ... cataracts, the leading cause of vision loss worldwide. , ... the National Institutes of Health, and the National Aeronautics ... safe eye test for measuring a protein related to ...
... 12 January 1, 2009 marked the one-year,anniversary of ... places and workplaces. As Chicago,s first completely smoke-free,apartment building, ... live in a,smoke-free environment. Located at 900 S. Clark ... leasing in May 2008. , ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:In High-Stakes Stock Trading, Finger Length Matters 2Health News:In High-Stakes Stock Trading, Finger Length Matters 3Health News:Medical study shows epidurals and spinal anesthetics are safer than previously reported 2Health News:Medical study shows epidurals and spinal anesthetics are safer than previously reported 3Health News:FamilyLife Co-Founder and Author Dr. Dennis Rainey Challenges Metroplex Couples to Celebrate Healthy Marriages this Valentine's Day 2Health News:FamilyLife Co-Founder and Author Dr. Dennis Rainey Challenges Metroplex Couples to Celebrate Healthy Marriages this Valentine's Day 3Health News:Pfizer contributes critical data to URMC drug safety initiative 2Health News:Pfizer contributes critical data to URMC drug safety initiative 3Health News:From outer space to the eye clinic: New cataract early detection technique 2Health News:From outer space to the eye clinic: New cataract early detection technique 3Health News:Chicago's First Smoke-Free Apartment Building Thriving in South Loop 2
(Date:6/2/2015)... STATESVILLE, N.C. , June 2, 2015 ... its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend ... 26, 2015 to stockholders of record at the close ... About Kewaunee Scientific Founded in 1906, Kewaunee ... design, manufacture, and installation of laboratory, healthcare, and technical ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... PAUL, Minn., June 2, 2015  MGC Diagnostics ... technology company, today reported financial results for the ... , 2015 second quarter domestic equipment, supplies and ... were flat at $4.2 million.  During the quarter, ... in revenue, compared to 12 accounts, or $850,000 ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... , June 2, 2015 REPORT ... was at nearly $3.7 billion in 2013. This market is ... to nearly $7.8 billion in 2019, with compound annual growth ... to 2019. This report provides: An ... lasers.Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2013, estimates ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:MGC Diagnostics Corporation Reports Fiscal 2015 Second Quarter Results 2MGC Diagnostics Corporation Reports Fiscal 2015 Second Quarter Results 3MGC Diagnostics Corporation Reports Fiscal 2015 Second Quarter Results 4MGC Diagnostics Corporation Reports Fiscal 2015 Second Quarter Results 5MGC Diagnostics Corporation Reports Fiscal 2015 Second Quarter Results 6MGC Diagnostics Corporation Reports Fiscal 2015 Second Quarter Results 7MGC Diagnostics Corporation Reports Fiscal 2015 Second Quarter Results 8MGC Diagnostics Corporation Reports Fiscal 2015 Second Quarter Results 9MGC Diagnostics Corporation Reports Fiscal 2015 Second Quarter Results 10MGC Diagnostics Corporation Reports Fiscal 2015 Second Quarter Results 11MGC Diagnostics Corporation Reports Fiscal 2015 Second Quarter Results 12MGC Diagnostics Corporation Reports Fiscal 2015 Second Quarter Results 13MGC Diagnostics Corporation Reports Fiscal 2015 Second Quarter Results 14Global Markets and Technologies for Medical Lasers 2
... Transplant Opportunity of Over $400 Million ... ... ) today announced that its second phase 3 trial of Mozobil(TM),(plerixafor) has ... (MM) similar to those,reported two weeks ago in non-Hodgkin,s lymphoma. The ...
... Society,for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology has published the ... to assist people coping with,Hodgkin,s and non-Hodgkin,s lymphoma. ... explains radiation therapy,s role in,treatment and what patients ... "A cancer diagnosis can be very frightening and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Genzyme Announces Second Pivotal Mozobil Trial Meets Primary Endpoint 2Genzyme Announces Second Pivotal Mozobil Trial Meets Primary Endpoint 3Genzyme Announces Second Pivotal Mozobil Trial Meets Primary Endpoint 4Genzyme Announces Second Pivotal Mozobil Trial Meets Primary Endpoint 5Genzyme Announces Second Pivotal Mozobil Trial Meets Primary Endpoint 6Genzyme Announces Second Pivotal Mozobil Trial Meets Primary Endpoint 7
One inch disposable patch electrode uses a specially formulated adhesive solid gel. Reusable lead wire with snap connector provides economic benefits. Ideal for sleep studies where leg movement or EK...
... with elastic fabric, these head cap systems ... to begin testing. Each Electro-Cap System features ... International 10-20 System. When you place your ... using with your head cap system and ...
... elastic fabric, these head cap systems are ... begin testing. Each Electro-Cap System features pure ... 10-20 System. When you place your order, ... with your head cap system and whether ...
... takes you into the OR, ER, or ICU, ... Cadwells new shielded electrodes. Keeping noise low and ... disc electrode has a special shielded cable that ... effects of 60-cycle interference. That means you get ...
Medicine Products: