How chemotherapy damages the central nervous system
Department of Neuro-Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 431, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Journal of Biology 2008, 7:11 doi:10.1186/jbiol73Published: 22 April 2008
Chemotherapy adversely affects cognitive function both acutely and chronically, but little is known about the underlying mechanisms. A new study shows that short-term chemotherapy causes not only acute injury to progenitor cells, but also delayed damage to myelin.