James Root, Ph.D., Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center New York, NY
The purpose of this study was to evaluate a brief, game-like set of tests developed to measure changes in cognitive (mental) function. The test, called the Cogsuite Assessment, is designed to evaluate a person’s ability to organize and plan, initiate and stay focused on certain tasks, regulate their emotions, and process and interpret visual information. The tests also evaluate memory, motor function, and processing speed. This study is expected to help researchers design a test doctors can use to identify cognitive impairments in people who have been treated for cancer. The research team was enrolling both women who have been diagnosed with stage 0 (DCIS) to stage III breast cancer, and women who have not had cancer, to participate so the researchers can compare test results between the two groups. The initial Call to Action for this study was on 9/18/2019 and the researchers closed enrollment on 04/19/2021. The Love Research Army provided them with 733 participants who were interested in enrolling in the study.