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, 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 of attention, organizing and planning, starting tasks (and staying focused on those tasks), regulating emotions, working memory, verbal abilities, the ability to process and interpret visual information to locate objects in space, motor function, and processing speed. Healthy volunteers are also being asked to participate so researchers can compare the results from each group.

Participants in this study will complete the Cogsuite Assessment and the traditional assessment during a single visit to Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s Counseling Center.


This study will include women ages 40-65 who completed breast cancer treatment at least 6 months but no more than one and a half 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.