What is it about?

This pilot study evaluated the feasibility and potential efficacy of two behavioral interventions for brain tumor survivors. Methods: We compared two programs, each with 8 individual treatment sessions and daily homework.

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Why is it important?

Brain tumour survivors often face unique challenges from chronic cognitive deficits such as memory problems or executive dysfunction. Cognitive rehabilitation is a relatively new field. With few well-controlled studies in cancer patients, oncology and supportive care teams lack accessible, reliable tools to address cognitive dysfunction.

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Goal Management Training (GMT) is a neuroscience-based integration of mindfulness and strategy training. The Brain Health Workshop (BHW) offers supportive psycho-education about living with a brain tumour.

Dr Catherine Maurice
University of Toronto

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This page is a summary of: Cognitive rehabilitation for brain tumor survivors: A pilot study., Journal of Clinical Oncology, January 2016, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), DOI: 10.1200/jco.2016.34.3_suppl.140.
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