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Credit: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers

New Rochelle, NY, August 27, 2018–A new study provides novel insights into the cognitive effects of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and of chemotherapeutic treatment in long-term survivors of ALL. The findings from comparative studies of structural and functional connectome organization, showing that connectome disruption is associated with delayed neurodevelopment, are published in an article in Brain Connectivity, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. Click here to read the full-text article free on the Brain Connectivity website through September 27, 2018.

In the article entitled “Brain Network Connectivity and Executive Function in Long-Term Survivors of Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia,” Kevin Krull, PhD, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN and a team of researchers from St. Jude’s and University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston reported poor global connectivity and lower information exchange and network integration in study participants with executive dysfunction – compared to those without – which is one of the most consistently observed deficits observed in this population. The


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