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Self-reported history of chemotherapy and cognitive decline in adults aged 60 and older: The PATH Through Life Project.

Anstey, Kaarin; Sargent-Cox, Kerry; Cherbuin, Nicolas; Sachdev, Perminder S


Background. There is a lack of data from cohort studies assessing cognitive function prior to and after chemotherapy. We evaluated the effect of self-reported cancer chemotherapy on cognitive function in a cohort assessed at baseline, 4 and 8 years. Methods. Participants were from the population-based PATH Through Life Study. Of the 2,551 participants aged 60–64 at baseline without cognitive impairment, 1,949 completed wave 3 and had data on cancer and chemotherapy and cognitive function....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013-12-24
Type: Journal article
Source: Journals of Gerontology A Biological Sciences Medical Sciences (2013)
DOI: 10.1093/gerona/glt195


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