Association Between Use of a Scalp Cooling Device and Alopecia After Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer.

@article{Rugo2017AssociationBU,
  title={Association Between Use of a Scalp Cooling Device and Alopecia After Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer.},
  author={Hope S Rugo and Paula Klein and Susan Anitra Melin and Sara A. Hurvitz and Michelle Melisko and Anne L. Moore and Glen D Park and Jules T Mitchel and Erika B{\aa}geman and Ralph B. D'Agostino and Elizabeth S Ver Hoeve and Laura Esserman and Tessa Cigler},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2017},
  volume={317 6},
  pages={606-614}
}
Importance Chemotherapy-induced alopecia is a common and distressing adverse effect. In previous studies of scalp cooling to prevent chemotherapy-induced alopecia, conclusions have been limited. Objectives To evaluate whether use of a scalp cooling system is associated with a lower amount of hair loss among women receiving specific chemotherapy regimens for early-stage breast cancer and to assess related changes in quality of life. Design, Setting, and Participants A prospective cohort… CONTINUE READING
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