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Chemo Brain Caused by More Than Just Chemo

These results could change chemotherapy in the future

Learning that the cancer tumors affected the body in these three ways may lead to chemotherapy that effectively addresses chemo brain as well as the cancer.

“Understanding the nature of the cognitive impairment and the underlying biological mechanisms are essential to the development of an effective treatment for chemo brain,” said Dr. Winocur.

He continued, “Our work shows that a targeted approach addressing all three issues is necessary to successfully treat the condition.”

However, this is research that has yet to be conducted. While one of the three issues, the cytokine-caused inflammation, can be fought using anti-inflammatories, the other mechanisms will need more research before some counter method can be found.