Research assesses cognitive skills of pediatric medulloblastoma patients

09/5/2013 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

U.S. researchers examined the cognitive abilities of 126 pediatric medulloblastoma patients for five years following diagnosis, and found that processing speed suffered the most, while broad attention and working memory also had less favorable outcomes. The study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology showed that diagnosis at a younger age, high risk classification and greater baseline scores were substantially linked to worse outcomes among the patients.

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