Breast Cancer Research and Treatment

, Volume 92, Issue 1, pp 81–84

No adverse effects of adjuvant chemotherapy on hippocampal volumein Japanese breast cancer survivors

Authors

  • Eisho Yoshikawa
    • Psycho-Oncology DivisionNational Cancer Center Research Institute
    • Psychiatry DivisionNippon Medical School
  • Yutaka Matsuoka
    • Psycho-Oncology DivisionNational Cancer Center Research Institute
    • Adult Mental Health DivisionNational Center of Neurology and Psychiatry
  • Masatoshi Inagaki
    • Psycho-Oncology DivisionNational Cancer Center Research Institute
  • Tomohito Nakano
    • Psycho-Oncology DivisionNational Cancer Center Research Institute
    • Department of PsychiatryNagoya City University Medical School
  • Tatsuo Akechi
    • Psycho-Oncology DivisionNational Cancer Center Research Institute
  • Makoto Kobayakawa
    • Psycho-Oncology DivisionNational Cancer Center Research Institute
  • Maiko Fujimori
    • Psycho-Oncology DivisionNational Cancer Center Research Institute
  • Naoki Nakaya
    • Psycho-Oncology DivisionNational Cancer Center Research Institute
  • Nobuya Akizuki
    • Psycho-Oncology DivisionNational Cancer Center Research Institute
    • Psychiatry DivisionNational Cancer Center Hospital East
  • Shigeru Imoto
    • Division of Breast SurgeryNational Cancer Center Hospital East
  • Koji Murakami
    • Department of RadiologyNational Cancer Center Hospital East
    • Psycho-Oncology DivisionNational Cancer Center Research Institute
Brief Communication

DOI: 10.1007/s10549-005-1412-6

Cite this article as:
Yoshikawa, E., Matsuoka, Y., Inagaki, M. et al. Breast Cancer Res Treat (2005) 92: 81. doi:10.1007/s10549-005-1412-6

Summary

We investigated the adverse effects of adjuvant chemotherapy on the hippocampus in Japanese breast cancer survivors with (n=44) and without (n=31) adjuvant chemotherapy. There were no significant differences in hippocampal volume (magnetic resonance imaging) or additionally in memory function (Wechsler Memory Scale-Revised) between the two groups.

Keywords

adjuvant chemotherapyhippocampal volumemagnetic resonance imagingmemory function

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© Springer 2005