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  • Posted: 04/22/2013
NCI Cancer Center News

UCLA study finds scientific basis for cognitive complaints of breast cancer patients

A new study from UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center demonstrates a significant correlation between poorer performance on neuropsychological tests and memory complaints in post-treatment, early-stage breast cancer patients — particularly those who have undergone combined chemotherapy and radiation.

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