Evaluation of the Cognitive complaint after cancer treatment

Coordinator: M. Lange

Context: At the end of the cancer treatment period, some patients complain of memory or attention difficulties. These troubles may have a negative impact on patient quality of life and/or on back-to-work. Among studies specifically dealing with the evaluation of the cognitive complain of patients treated for a cancer, a large proportion concerns breast cancer patients, and for most, with a small sample of patients. Moreover, when the complaint is evaluated by a questionnaire, this last has not been systematically developed from the complaint of patients treated for a cancer.

Objective: To evaluate the cognitive complaint after cancer treatment (radiotherapy ± chemotherapy).

Study methodology: Online observational transversal study

Study status: Inclusions closed, N=1999 inclusions

Collaborations: Les Seintinelles Charity

Grant support: North-Ouest Canceropole

Publications :

  • Lange M, Licaj I, Clarisse B, Humbert X, Grellard JM, Tron L, Joly F. Cognitive complaints in cancer survivors and expectations for support: Results from a web-based survey.  Cancer Med. 2019 Mar 18. doi: 10.1002/cam4.2069. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30884207.
  • Boscher C, Joly F, Clarisse B, Humbert X, Grellard JM, Binarelli G, Tron L, Licaj I, Lange M. Perceived Cognitive Impairment in Breast Cancer Survivors and Its Relationships with Psychological Factors. Cancers (Basel). 2020 Oct 16;12(10):E3000. doi: 10.3390/cancers12103000. PMID: 33081111.