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Study of the Effects of Chemotherapy on Memory and Other Mental Functions in Women With Breast Cancer

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00260975
First Posted: December 2, 2005
Last Update Posted: September 22, 2017
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Collaborator:
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
  Purpose
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 mental function of breast cancer patients prior to and after exposure to chemotherapy, and by comparing mental function in those patients who receive chemotherapy and those who do not.

Condition
Breast Cancer

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Prospective, Longitudinal Investigation of the Neuropsychological and Psychosocial Effects of Cancer Therapy

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Further study details as provided by Ottawa Hospital Research Institute:

Enrollment: 112
Study Start Date: June 2001
Study Completion Date: February 2008
Primary Completion Date: February 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
Chemotherapy patients
Breast cancer patients treated with adjuvant chemotherapy of various types.
Hormonal patients
Breast cancer patients treated with adjuvant hormonal therapy but not chemotherapy.

Detailed Description:
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 patients who receive chemotherapy to similar breast cancer patients receiving hormonal therapy only.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Breast Cancer
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • stage I or II breast cancer; woman; 50-65 years old; post-menopausal

Exclusion Criteria:

  • history of previous cancer or chemotherapy; significant neurological or psychiatric history
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00260975


Sponsors and Collaborators
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Barbara Collins OHRI
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00260975     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1999232-01H
First Submitted: November 30, 2005
First Posted: December 2, 2005
Last Update Posted: September 22, 2017
Last Verified: September 2017

Keywords provided by Ottawa Hospital Research Institute:
breast cancer
chemotherapy
hormonal therapy
cognitive function
chemo fog

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases