How Cancer Therapies Can Impact Memory And Thinking

Sep 19, 2016

Up to 75 percent of people with cancer experience cognitive problems during treatment.
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Studies show up to 75 percent of people with cancer experience cognitive problems during treatment. For most patients these problems are usually subtle and last a short time, but 35 percent have issues that continue for months after finishing treatment.

Joining us to discuss the relationship between cancer therapy, memory and thinking are Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and a member of the UC Cancer Institute and Gardner Neuroscience Institute, Dr. Johnna Devoto; Professor of Clinical Pharmacy Practice in the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy and Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist  at the UC Cancer Institute, Dr. Jane Pruemer; and UC College of Medicine Professor Emeritus of Radiation Oncology and Adjunct Professor of Neurosurgery, Dr. John Breneman. Dr. Breneman is also Medical Director of the Cincinnati Children’'s /UC Health Proton Therapy Center and Associate Director of the UC Brain Tumor Center.

UC Health will present a free interactive seminar to explore the connection between cancer therapy, memory and thinking on Saturday, September 24, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For information and registration, click here