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Latest Post-chemotherapy cognitive impairment Stories

2014-03-05 10:59:39

Many breast cancer survivors experience fatigue and other debilitating symptoms that persist months to years after their course of treatment has ended. Now researchers at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University have found clues that may explain how these symptoms can linger. Chemotherapy, one of the major treatments for breast cancer, can leave a long-lasting epigenetic imprint in the DNA of breast cancer patients’ blood cells. That imprint is associated with biological signs of...

2013-11-23 23:03:40

The Greenville Health System’s Human Performance Laboratory – expected to open in January 2014 – is the first HPL in the nation to be fully embedded into a cancer research and treatment program. Greenville, S.C. (PRWEB) November 23, 2013 The Greenville Health System’s Human Performance Laboratory – expected to open in January 2014 – is the first HPL in the nation to be fully embedded into a cancer research and treatment program. The HPL, which already is working with a...

2013-09-18 13:26:46

A team from the University of Rochester Medical Center has shown scientifically what many women report anecdotally: that the breast cancer drug tamoxifen is toxic to cells of the brain and central nervous system, producing mental fogginess similar to "chemo brain." However, in the Journal of Neuroscience, researchers also report they've discovered an existing drug compound that appears to counteract or rescue brain cells from the adverse effects of the breast cancer drug. Corresponding...

2013-07-12 23:16:53

Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, commends Shelli Kesler and her team of researchers for conducting a study that could help cancer survivors with their mental recovery. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 On July 12, Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, commends Shelli Kesler, a Stanford University clinical neuropsychologist, and her colleagues for using brain-training...

2013-06-27 23:02:33

Got your Back Pax and My Chemo Cocktail & Me, a powerful combination that combines a women’s chemo support pax and a practical chemo guide for beginners. Developed and launched by two breast cancer survivors. Waycross, GA (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 Today Care Pax & Co. launched their first two products – Got your Back Pax and My Chemo Cocktail & Me – Bringing Order, Peace and Joy to a Twisted Adventure. The products were created by cancer survivors in an effort to address the...

2013-05-07 08:32:26

CLEVELAND, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Applied Brain Research Foundation of Ohio (ABRFO) has reported that EEG biofeedback--or neurofeedback--was effective in reversing the symptoms of 21 of 23 breast cancer survivors experiencing symptoms of post-cancer cognitive impairment (PCCI, or "chemobrain"). Jean Alvarez, EdD, Director of Research at ABRFO, was principal investigator for the study, published online in Integrative Cancer Therapies. Alvarez states that "after EEG biofeedback,...

2013-04-19 19:25:00

Research suggests 'chemo brain' may involve neurophysiological change For many years, breast cancer patients have reported experiencing difficulties with memory, concentration and other cognitive functions following cancer treatment. Whether this mental "fogginess" is psychosomatic or reflects underlying changes in brain function has been a bone of contention among scientists and physicians. Now, a new study led by Dr. Patricia Ganz, director of cancer prevention and control research at...

2012-11-27 15:30:30

Chemotherapy can induce changes in the brain that may affect concentration and memory, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Using positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography (PET/CT), researchers were able to detect physiological evidence of chemo brain, a common side effect in patients undergoing chemotherapy for cancer treatment. "The chemo brain phenomenon is described as 'mental fog' and 'loss...

2012-11-27 00:23:50

CHICAGO, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chemotherapy can induce changes in the brain that may affect concentration and memory, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Using positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography (PET/CT), researchers were able to detect physiological evidence of chemo brain, a common side effect in patients undergoing chemotherapy for cancer treatment. "The...

2012-06-22 12:03:36

The same growth factor was previously shown to reverse memory decline in Alzheimer´s mice Growth factors shown to cure Alzheimer´s disease in a mouse model and administered to cancer patients as part of their treatment regimen were linked to significant improvements in the patients´ cognitive function following stem cell transplantation, a preliminary clinical study reports. The findings by researchers at the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer´s Institute and Moffitt Cancer...