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NeuroMatters: The Brink of Alzheimer’s

NeuroMatters: The Brink of Alzheimer’s

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February 11th 2014:Chemo Brain

There are a number of different approaches to cancer treatment. One of the considerations in developing cancer treatments is whether the treatment is likely to result in memory and other cognitive problems, a condition sometimes called chemo brain. Dr. Christine Meyers will discuss the risks of chemo brain, how it is identified, and how it is treated. Dr. Meyers has been a pioneer in identifying this condition and in evaluating the risks as new cancer treatments are developed through drug trials.

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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 d
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