The effect of adjuvant chemotherapy on cognitive functioning in early breast cancer: Implications for outcomes research and oncology practice

Beadle, Geoffrey F., Jones, Toni J., Kennedy, Katharine J. and Wright, Margaret J. (2006) The effect of adjuvant chemotherapy on cognitive functioning in early breast cancer: Implications for outcomes research and oncology practice. Cancer Forum, 30 1: 10-13.

Author Beadle, Geoffrey F.
Jones, Toni J.
Kennedy, Katharine J.
Wright, Margaret J.
Title The effect of adjuvant chemotherapy on cognitive functioning in early breast cancer: Implications for outcomes research and oncology practice
Journal name Cancer Forum   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0311-306X
Publication date 2006-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 30
Issue 1
Start page 10
End page 13
Total pages 4
Place of publication Sydney, Australia
Publisher Cancer Council of Australia
Language eng
Subject 170101 Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology)
Abstract Outcomes research is an important focus of public and research policy in Australia. Recent reports of cognitive impairment after chemotherapy for breast cancer have highlighted the emerging importance of cognition as a clinically relevant outcome. To date, most studies have utilised cross-sectional study designs to investigate impairment after treatment. Future research requires a within-group study design that utilises a longitudinal repeated measures approach to identify the nature and magnitude of cognitive change after adjuvant chemotherapy and to evaluate factors that mediate cognitive functioning. The results of within-group studies will also provide the foundations for individual patient assessment, with its focus on the development of tailored behavioural interventions for significantly impaired patients. As cognitive research matures, the neuropsychologist will become an important addition to the multidisciplinary cancer care team.
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status Non-UQ

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