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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

We aim to advance the field of cognitive rehabilitation in cancer related cognitive impairment by promoting professional education and advocating for clinical practice and research standards and supporting a forum for interdisciplinary exchange.

 

CO-CHAIRS

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

 

Kathleen Van Dyk, PhD Associate Professor

Kathleen Van Dyk, PhD Associate Professor

Co-Chair, Oncology Cognitive Rehabilitation Task Force

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

Christina Weyer Jamora, PhD, RN  Professor

Christina Weyer Jamora, PhD, RN Professor

CO-CHAIR

UCSF Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Tumor Center
Director, UCSF Neurocognitive Services
Director, ZSFG Neuropsychology Service

2023 GOALS

  • Newman, R,  Van Dyk, K., Weyer Jamora, C., Strang, J., Hite, S., Kelley, N., Asher, A.(2022). Loneliness and Cognitive Impairment in Cancer Survivors: The Role of Assessment and Intervention for Enhancing Quality of Life. The Specialist, 50, 46-52.

  • Ongoing collaborative research and book chapter projects, NIH/EANO/SNO/INS collaborations, advocacy with ABTA and other disease specific organizations

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)
    • Returning to Driving: Practice Implications for the Cancer Rehabilitation Professional
    • A Study of Functional Cognition Following Immunotherapy Cancer Treatment
    • Reducing Burnout and Building Resilience in Cancer Rehabilitation: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

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