'Chemo brain' cleared by online rehab

The cognitive impairment experienced by cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy can be alleviated with an online neurocognitive learning program, an Australian clinical trial has shown.

A study involving 242 adult cancer survivors who had completed three or more cycles of adjuvant chemotherapy found that cognitive impairment was significantly reduced among those who took part in a 15-week home-based online cognitive rehabilitation program, called Insight, compared with those who had usual care.

The cognitive benefits were seen immediately after completing the online program and were still evident six