Longitudinal assessment of cognitive changes associated with adjuvant treatment for breast cancer: impact of age and cognitive reserve.

@article{Ahles2010LongitudinalAO,
  title={Longitudinal assessment of cognitive changes associated with adjuvant treatment for breast cancer: impact of age and cognitive reserve.},
  author={Tim A. Ahles and Andrew J. Saykin and Brenna C. McDonald and Yuelin Li and Charlotte T. Furstenberg and Brett S. Hanscom and Tamsin J. Mulrooney and Gary N. Schwartz and Peter A. Kaufman},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2010},
  volume={28 29},
  pages={4434-40}
}
PURPOSE To examine the impact of age and cognitive reserve on cognitive functioning in patients with breast cancer who are receiving adjuvant treatments. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with breast cancer exposed to chemotherapy (n = 60; mean age, 51.7 years) were evaluated with a battery of neuropsychological and psychological tests before treatment and at 1, 6, and 18 months after treatment. Patients not exposed to chemotherapy (n = 72; mean age, 56.6 years) and healthy controls (n = 45; mean… CONTINUE READING
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