Neurocognitive Function and Symptoms in Colorectal Cancer
“Chemotherapy-Related Changes in Neurocognitive Function and Symptoms in Colorectal Cancer Patients: A Pilot Study”
Cancer treatments have successfully improved cancer outcomes but frequently negatively impact quality of life in cancer survivors. In particular, chemotherapy (CTX) has been associated with impaired cognitive abilities such as concentration and memory. The goal is to investigate the neural mechanisms of chemotherapy-related cognitive impairment (CRCI) using an interdisciplinary translational approach. Previous research in this area lacks diversity in studied cancer populations and treatments focusing primarily on breast cancer and provides limited understanding of how CRCI emerges from changes in neural structure, function, and connectivity. To overcome these limitations, this feasibility/pilot study aims to investigate CRCI in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC).
Chemotherapy-Related Changes in Neurocognitive Function and Symptoms in Colorectal Cancer Patients: A Pilot Study