Dr. Christine Meyers
Dr. Meyers is Professor Emeritus of Neuropsychology at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. In her tenure there she pioneered clinical research into the effects of cancer and cancer treatment on central nervous system function, in addition to having an active consultation-liaison service and pre- and post-doctoral training programs. Her extensive research includes describing the neurocognitive and psychosocial sequelae of all types of cancers and cancer therapies. She was involved in characterizing the biological and neural substrates of cancer-related neurocognitive dysfunction and identifying people who might be genetically at risk to develop adverse symptoms. This information has been used to develop pharmacologic, rehabilitative and behavioral intervention strategies to ameliorate this distressing syndrome. Her current efforts are focused on drug development in cancer and neurocognitive outcomes in clinical trials.