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Thursday, January 16, 11:00am
Herklotz Conference Center
“Radiation- and chemotherapy-induced cognitive dysfunction: Causes, consequences and treatments”
Charles Limoli, PhD
Professor of Radiation Oncology, Department of Radiation Oncology, UCI
Exposure of the CNS to treatments used to control the advance of cancer has been known to compromise cognitive function. Depending on disease state, treatments specifics and socioeconomic factors, cognitive outcomes vary in onset and severity. With increasing numbers of cancer patients surviving long-term, cognitive health is becoming an increasing concern, and to date, no satisfactory treatments exist for ameliorating the progressive and often debilitating cognitive side effects caused by radiotherapy and chemotherapy. This talk will cover the various mechanisms underlying treatment associated cognitive dysfunction and discuss the potential of using stem cell based strategies for the long-term treatment of this serious unmet medical need.
All colloquia are held in the Dale Melbourne Herklotz Conference Center, CNLM.
The CNLM Colloquium Series is supported by an endowment from the Thomas Henry Curtis Funds.