Research institution: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Researchers: Elizabeth Ryan
Training program used in research: Cogmed QM
The purpose of this study is to investigate the efficacy of Cogmed Working Memory Training for breast cancer survivors with reduced cognitive functioning following chemotherapy. Research has shown Cogmed to be effective in improving cognitive functioning in childhood cancer survivors, but no research has examined survivors of breast cancer.
Breast cancer survivors with problems of memory and attention will go through the 5 week training program. They will be randomly assigned to one of two groups. One doing the full version of the program and another interacting with the non-adaptive version as a control.