Breast cancer treatments may have an impact on how the brain processes information and emotions as well as on a person’s attention span and behavior. To better understand and measure these changes, researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center developed a new thinking test called the Sensory-Attention-Executive (SAE) Battery. The research team needs women who have not had cancer to participate in a study that will evaluate whether these tests accurately capture how the brain may change over time.
Study participants will complete a total of four, two-hour visits over the two-year study. After your first visit, you will be asked to come in:
- Between months 4 – 6 for your second visit
- Between months 16 – 18 for your third visit
- Between months 28 – 30 for your final visit
During these visits, you will be asked to take tests designed to evaluate the sensory and attention-based processes of learning. You will complete:
• Reading, word association, memory, and attention tests. These tests will involve paper-and- pencil measures.
• Online or pen and paper questionnaires. You may complete the questionnaires before your study visit to reduce the length of your in-person visit.
• Computer-based eye-movement, attention, paired clicks, stop-signal tests. These tests will involve wearing an EEG cap to measure brain activity.
Participants will receive compensation for their time for each study visit.