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Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Evaluation of a Web-Based Cognitive Rehabilitation Program in Cancer Survivors Reporting Cognitive Symptoms After Chemotherapy



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Evaluation of a Web-Based Cognitive Rehabilitation Program in Cancer Survivors Reporting Cognitive Symptoms After Chemotherapy
 
Cognitive impairment is reported frequently by cancer survivors. There are no proven treatments. We evaluated a cognitive rehabilitation program (Insight) and compared it with standard care in cancer survivors self-reporting cognitive symptoms...
  Up to 70% of patients with cancer report cognitive symptoms after  chemotherapy.1
Eligible participants were ≥ 18 years old with any solid primary tumor (excluding central nervous system malignancies), who had received definitive treatment of their primary malignancy, including three or more cycles of chemotherapy completed within the previous 6 to 60 months.
 Baseline characteristics were well balanced between the groups (Table 1). Median age was 53 years (23 to 74 years); 230 (95%) were female; 216 (89%) had breast cancer; and 13 (5%) had colorectal cancer. The mean time since completion of chemotherapy was 27 months (6 to 60 months).........Despite our broad selection criteria, the majority of study participants were patients with breast cancer; this was driven by patient interest and recruitment strategies. The number of participants with other primary tumor types was too small for subgroup analysis. However, there is no inherent mechanism suggesting that this intervention would not yield similar results for other tumor types


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