Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Cognitive Effects of CMF May Last 20 Years

In a study reported yesterday in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, researchers found that breast cancer patients who received the chemotherapy regimen CMF between 1976 and 1995, scored significantly worse on tests of word recall, information processing speed, and psychomotor speed (coordinating and inserting pegs into a board) than a control group of women who had no history of cancer.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Michael Sieverts' Tips/Tricks to Recover Your Life

My friend, Michael Sieverts, is a 10-year brain cancer survivor, a highly respected patient advocate, and a qi gong instructor for the Cancer Support Community. He is exceptionally well-read on the topics of brain health and cancer-related cognitive decline. ID

Michael Sieverts

By Michael Sieverts

This is a handout for the “Chemobrain” panel I moderated on February 21st at the Cancer Support Community-Benjamin Center. From my introduction that evening:

This is an incredibly important moment in the history of cancer treatment, and we appear to be at an inflection point in terms of understanding the multitude of diseases we refer to collectively as cancer. A good deal of the excitement has to do with scientific

Monday, February 6, 2012

Chemo Brain Program, Feb. 21, W. Los Angeles, 7-9 pm

I'll be on the panel with Arash Asher, MD and Mi-Yeoung Jo, PsyD, ABPP, both from Cedars-Sinai, along with Karen Saywitz, PhD, UCLA professor of Health Sciences, and Michael Sieverts, CSC instructor and moderator. Hope to see you there! Click on the flyer to enlarge.