Study of the Effects of Chemotherapy on Memory and Other Mental Functions in Women With Breast Cancer
Many breast cancer patients treated with chemotherapy complain of problems with concentration and memory. This has been referred to as "chemo fog". The current study is investigating this phenomenon by measuring patients' mental function prior to and after exposure to chemotherapy, and by comparing mental function in those patients who receive chemotherapy and those who do not.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||A Prospective, Longitudinal Investigation of the Neuropsychological and Psychosocial Effects of Cancer Therapy|
|Study Start Date:||June 2001|
|Study Completion Date:||February 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||February 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Many breast cancer patients treated with chemotherapy complain of problems with concentration and memory. This has been referred to as "chemo fog". The current study will investigate this phenomenon by measuring neuropsychological functioning in early stage breast cancer patients prior to and after exposure to chemotherapy, and by comparing change in cognitive function in these patients who receive chemotherapy to similar breast cancer patients receiving hormonal therapy only, and to healthy women without breast cancer.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00260975
|Principal Investigator:||Barbara Collins||OHRI|