One third to one half of all patients with primary left hemisphere brain tumours present with aphasia, and for a similar number this will continue post-treatment. Post-surgical aphasia is a strong predictor of survival rate, mood and quality-of-life (QoL). We will provide the first comprehensive data concerning risk factors for post-surgical aphasia in Australian patients, in addition to important information about the brain lesions responsible for its various clinical presentations. This information will be used to generate recommendations for clinical practice and clinical trials.

Lead researcher: Greig de Zubicary. Other researchers: Kori Johnson, Gail Robinson, Katharine Drummond (Uni Melb).

Project members

Associate Professor Katie McMahon

Group leader
Centre for Advanced Imaging