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Addressing Cognitive Dysfunction in Patients with Cancer – Patient Centered Care (UNC Lineberger Cancer Network)
July 14, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zev Nakamura, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Addressing Cognitive Dysfunction
in Patients with Cancer
Cancer and cancer treatments can affect patient’s memory, concentration, and other aspects of cognition. While this condition is often called ‘chemo-brain,’ cognitive dysfunction can be due to many factors in patients with cancer. Dr. Nakamura will review our latest understandings of this condition.
- Identify causes of cancer-related cognitive dysfunction
- Describe the impact of cognitive problems in cancer patients on quality of life and medical outcomes
- Recognize available treatments for patients with cancer experiencing cognitive dysfunction