The purpose of this study is 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 needs 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.
If you decide to sign up, you will be asked questions about your health history and cognitive functioning to find out whether you are a good fit for this study.
If you are eligible to participate, you will need to go to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Counseling Center in New York City to complete a series of traditional neurocognitive tests (1 hour) and the computerized Cogsuite Assessment (1 hour) as well as answer some general questions about yourself (15 minutes). It will take approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes to complete all of these tests.
You may be selected to complete the Cogsuite Assessment a second time about one month after your first session. It will take you about 1 hour to complete this second series of assessments.