Join the Recovery After Chemotherapy, REACH study

Have you had cancer chemotherapy and noticed difficulties with your attention, learning and memory?

We are inviting breast, colon, ovarian cancer, and lymphoma survivors to participate in a 6-week brain training study for patients who notice cognitive changes after cancer therapy.

Study Purpose: 

Studies have suggested that chemotherapy treatment for cancer may change how the brain functions. As a result, patients who receive chemotherapy for cancer may experience problems with their attention, learning, and memory that they did not have before receiving chemotherapy.    

 The purpose of this study is to test how well adults with Chemotherapy Related Cognitive Impairment (CRCI) are able to complete a computerized program designed to improve certain types of “thinking” skills that are important for daily life functioning. This intervention has been shown to improve both cognitive skills and mood in older adults with depression, and our hope is that it will have similar positive effects in those with CRCI.  

You must be:

  • Stage I, II, or III breast, Colon, ovarian cancer, and lymphoma survivors

  • 1-8 years post-chemotherapy

  • Experiencing problems with their attention, learning, and /or memory

  • between the ages of 35-80

You will be asked to:

  • Come to the Center for Cognitive Medicine at Vanderbilt for 6 weeks to do weekly brain exercises on a computer

  • Participate in attention, learning, and memory tests

  • Participate in EEG test (test of electrical brain waves)