Neuropsychology of Chemotherapy in Brain Tumor Patients

Ashlee R. Loughan, Deborah H. Allen, Diane Von Ah, Sarah Braun

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Abstract

Increasing survival rates and persistent cognitive complaints from brain tumor patients have led to the recognition that cognitive impairment from cancer or cancer-related treatment is a significant problem for survivors. Definitions, incidence rates, and potential etiologies are being researched, along with the neurotoxic effects from chemotherapy and radiation in relation to brain functioning. Both diagnostic techniques and neurocognitive profiling of cancer patients will be presented. Lastly, evidence-based coping strategies and cognitive interventions will be described for those experiencing cognitive deficits following cancer treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Brain Tumor Chemotherapy, Molecular Therapeutics, and Immunotherapy
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages783-809
Number of pages27
ISBN (Print)9780128121009
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 24 2018

Keywords

  • Attention
  • Brain tumor
  • Chemobrain
  • Cognition
  • Cognitive interventions
  • Memory
  • Neuropsychology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)

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    Loughan, A. R., Allen, D. H., Von Ah, D., & Braun, S. (2018). Neuropsychology of Chemotherapy in Brain Tumor Patients. In Handbook of Brain Tumor Chemotherapy, Molecular Therapeutics, and Immunotherapy: Second Edition (pp. 783-809). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-812100-9.00062-0