International Cognition and Cancer Task Force

 

The potentially detrimental effects of cancer and related treatments on cognitive functioning are emerging as a key focus of cancer survivorship research. Many patients with central nervous system (CNS) or non-CNS tumors develop cognitive problems associated with their disease and during the course of their treatment that can result in diminished functional independence.

The research conducted by the ICCTF members and others around the world is devoted to increasing our understanding of the incidence, severity, individual risk factors, and causes of cognitive and behavioral dysfunction, as well as investigations into ways to prevent and intervene against these adverse symptoms.