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Oncology Cognitive Rehabilitation Task Force

 

This new Oncology Cognitive Rehabilitation Task Force is committed to bringing terrific cognitive rehabilitation content to ACRM members! Our goal is to provide members with more information about the cognitive effects of cancer, including assessment, biobehavioral perspectives, and interventions.

 

MISSION

Increase awareness about cancer-related cognitive impairment to the rehabilitation community, highlight its functional impact among cancer survivors, and outline the role of rehabilitation and lifestyle interventions in supporting cancer survivors.

 

CO-CHAIRS

Want to participate? Contact the co-chairs to learn more.

 

Kathleen Van Dyk, PhD

Kathleen Van Dyk, PhD

Co-Chair, Oncology Cognitive Rehabilitation Task Force

Clinical Instructor
UCLA, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cancer Prevention & Control Research

Robin Newman, OTD, OTR/L

Robin Newman, OTD, OTR/L

Co-Chair, Oncology Cognitive Rehabilitation Task Force

Clinical Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
Boston University

COMPLETED PROJECTS

 

  1. Educational/Information Page for Archives of PM&R (2017)
  2. Oncology Issues piece on cancer-related cognitive impairment
    LOI accepted to Oncology Issues for an overview of CRCI and pragmatic approaches for community hospitals
  3. ACRM Conference Lectures:
    • Assessing and Treating Cancer-Related Cognitive Impairment – Multidisciplinary Perspectives for Providing Care (workgroup symposium)
    • Cancer rehabilitation responses to cancer-related existential distress (A. Asher)
    • Evaluation and Treatment for Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (S. Hite)
    • A Collaborative Multidisciplinary Approach to Addressing Sexuality for Individuals With Cancer (S. Hite)

 

AFFILIATED PROJECTS

  1. Retrospective analysis of a cognitive rehabilitation intervention (Emerging from the Haze) from Cedars-Sinai (Asher/Van Dyk)
  2. Pilot feasibility study of Emerging from the Haze targeted to Young Adult Cancer Survivors (Kelly/Hite/Asher)
  3. Multi-site RCT being reviewed by SWOG for Emerging from the Haze
  4. Follow-up study underway exploring correlation with omega-3 index and CRCI