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Moffitt Cancer Center recruits volunteers for ‘chemo brain’ study

Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Fla., is recruiting healthy volunteers to participate in a study to determine quality-of-life changes in blood and marrow transplant patients.

“Research suggests that approximately 40% of blood and marrow transplant patients demonstrate ‘chemo brain,’ or chemotherapy-related cognitive impairment,” Heather S. Jim, PhD, assistant member in the Health Outcomes and Behavior Program at Moffitt, said in a news release. “Their symptoms include trouble concentrating or remembering things and can last five or more years after treatment. The cognitive problems are not as severe as dementia, but they can be distressing and upsetting for patients.”

The study needs volunteers for the comparison group and is recruiting people with no history of cancer. Participants are required to give a blood sample and agree to meet with researchers three times over the next year to complete a series of questionnaires and interviews. Participants will be compensated $20 for each of the three visits.

For information call 813-745-1819 or email [email protected]

By | 2013-12-09T00:00:00-05:00 December 9th, 2013|Categories: Regional, South|0 Comments

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