International Cognition and Cancer Task Force
In 2003, a multidisciplinary group of neuropsychologists, clinical and experimental psychologists, neuroscientists, imaging experts, physicians and patient advocates gathered in Banff (Canada) to participate in a workshop on cognition and cancer. Subsequently, another workshop was organized in Venice in October 2006 during the 8th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology. The success of these two workshops led to the formation of the International Cognition and Cancer Task Force (ICCTF).
The mission of the ICCTF is to advance our understanding of the impact of cancer and cancer-related treatment on cognitive and behavioral functioning in adults with non-central nervous system cancers. Members of the ICCTF conduct local, national and international research to help elucidate the nature of the cognitive and neurobehavioral sequelae associated with cancer and cancer therapies, the mechanisms that underlie these changes in function, and interventions to prevent or manage these undesired symptoms and/or their side effects.