Can cognitive function be improved in childhood cancer survivors with the use of a custom cognitive gaming suite?
Chief Investigator: Associate Professor Lyndsey Collins-Praino
Funding Amount : $99,926
Recipient: The University of Adelaide
Overview: Cancer-related Cognitive Impairment (CRCI) can negatively impact survivors following cancer and its treatment. It affects areas such as memory recall, decision-making, mental wellbeing, and everyday functions including social skills. Children are particularly vulnerable to these changes as their brains are still developing. This project will assess the presentation and impact of CRCI in childhood cancer survivors and evaluate whether a targeted custom Serious Gaming system (‘NeuroOrb’) can improve cognitive function and quality of life. If successful, this tool could be employed to improve rehabilitation outcomes for childhood cancer survivors with CRCI, currently an area of significant unmet need.