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Abstract #1687

Effect of Brain Tumours on the Default Mode Network

Sukhmanjit Ghumman1, David Fortin1, Stephen Cunnane1, and Kevin Whittingstall1

1Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke (CHUS), Sherbrooke, QC, Canada

The effect of various pathologies on the default mode network (DMN) have been investigated in recent years with some encouraging results. These studies have found that some diseases of the nervous system, such as brain tumours, can have an effect on DMN connectivity. The goal of this novel research was to investigate whether tumours of certain areas of the brain or of certain histological type had disproportionately large effects on the DMN. We believe that DMN connectivity could be developed into a prognostic score in the future which might help clinicians in making key treatment decisions for brain cancer patients.

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