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US Oncology Research Launches Innovative Clinical Trial Focused On Preventing Chemotherapy-Induced Hair Loss


6/30/2014 10:17:42 AM

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THE WOODLANDS, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hair loss from chemotherapy can be one of the most distressing and troublesome side effects cancer patients face, often impacting their body image, sexuality and overall well-being. Patients who lose their hair also lose their privacy as a cancer patient, as hair loss is commonly associated with cancer treatment. Now, there may be a way to stop or greatly reduce the hair loss that can occur with certain chemotherapy treatments. US Oncology Research—one of the largest community-based cancer research programs in the nation—and Baylor College of Medicine have recently launched a clinical trial to study a scalp cooling system designed to prevent chemotherapy-induced hair loss (alopecia). To date, 15 patients have been enrolled, and the study is now available at three US Oncology Research sites (listed below).

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