Cognitive deficits in adult patients with brain tumours.

  title={Cognitive deficits in adult patients with brain tumours.},
  author={Martin J. B. Taphoorn and Martin Klein},
  journal={The Lancet. Neurology},
  volume={3 3},
Cognitive function, with survival and response on brain imaging, is increasingly regarded as an important outcome measure in patients with brain tumours. This measure provides us with information on a patient's clinical situation and adverse treatment effects. Radiotherapy has been regarded as the main cause of cognitive decline in these patients, because children with brain tumours can develop intellectual deterioration caused by radiotherapy. In long-term surviving patients, radiotherapy may… CONTINUE READING
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