A Study Comparing Assessments of Cognitive Changes in Breast Cancer Survivors


Full Title

Evaluation of an Online, Remote Cognitive Battery for use in Cancer Survivorship


The purpose of this study is to measure changes in cognitive (mental) function in breast cancer survivors using a brief game-like set of tests, as an alternative to traditional neurocognitive assessments. This set of computerized tests, called the Cogsuite Assessment, is expected to improve doctors¿ ability to identify cognitive impairments in people who have been treated for cancer, so that they can (1) learn more about which cognitive functions are affected by cancer treatment, and (2) guide that treatment more effectively.

The assessments include tests designed to evaluate multiple aspects of a person’s cognitive ability, such as organizing and planning, working memory, motor function, emotion regulation, and processing speed. Healthy volunteers are also being asked to participate so researchers can compare the results from each group.

Currently, the research team is actively recruiting healthy volunteers to participate in this study in our office. Participants will be asked to complete the Cogsuite Assessment and the traditional assessment for a single or two-time study visit at Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Counseling Center (located at East 54th Street & Lexington Avenue).


This study will include women ages 40-65 who completed breast cancer treatment at least 6 months but no more than 10 years before entering the study. Healthy volunteers must have no history of cancer.

For more information about this study, please contact Dr. James Root at 646-888-0035. If you are interested in participating or learning more about the study, please contact the study¿s Clinical Research Coordinator, Anam Ahsan, at 646-888-0099 or by e-mail at ahsana@mskcc.org.