Friday, January 29, 2010

Send Me Your Info about "Chemo Brain" Rehab Programs, Studies and Trials

Idelle Davidson

My article about the advances in "chemo brain" research is in the Huffington Post.  Feel free to read and comment. 

Researchers at the University of Rochester are doing good work, as are scientists at medical centers around the world.  If you're one of them, or if you follow the research as someone involved or interested in the cancer community, I would be delighted to post your information here or on the Huffington Post about ongoing studies, clinical trials, rehabilitative programs, etc., dealing with cancer treatment-related cognitive impairment.  Email me to help others stay informed.

1 comment:

  1. For breast cancer survivors in the Cleveland area who are experiencing chemobrain symptoms, a study is just getting underway that may be of interest. It involves brainwave biofeedback (also called “neurofeedback”),. a non-drug, non-invasive process frequently used for ADD/ADHD, traumatic brain injury, PTSD, migraines, and many other issues.

    The study is being conducted by social psychologist Dr. Jean Alvarez, a breast cancer (and chemobrain) survivor, and clinical psychologist Dr. David Granoff.

    Subjects will be female breast cancer survivors, age 40 and older, who have completed chemotherapy at least six months, but not more than five years, prior to entering the study. They should be experiencing one or more chemobrain symptoms, such as difficulty concentrating, memory lapses, difficulty recalling words or names, slower thinking and information processing, or difficulty thinking about more than one thing at a time.

    There is no cost to participate.

    For more information, contact Jean Alvarez at