Jason Ashford, Corrie Schoffstall, Wilburn E. Reddick, Christina Leone, Fred H. Laningham, John O. Glass, Deqing Pei, Cheng Cheng, Ching-Hon Pui and Heather M. Conklin Attention and working memory abilities in children treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia Cancer 116
Article first published online: 19 AUG 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.25343
Survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia demonstrate working memory abilities that appear to be statistically lower than healthy peers and clinically fall below the average range. Working memory abilities are more sensitive to treatment effects than attention, make a unique contribution to intelligence, and are associated with cerebral white matter changes.
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