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All About Cold Caps

Hope Rugo, MD, discusses her research on cold caps and the FDA approval of the DigniCap system.
Oct 19, 2016
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Dr. Hope Rugo is the lead researcher on a number of studies investigating new treatments for both early-stage and metastatic breast cancer. She was the lead researcher on the study that led to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of the DigniCap, a cold cap that may help some women keep some or quite a bit of hair during chemotherapy.

Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. Rugo explain:

  • how she became interested in studying cold caps

  • how cold caps work

  • her research on the DigniCap

  • how much cold caps might cost and whether insurance is covering it yet

About the guest
 
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Hope S. Rugo, MD

Affiliations: University of California San Francisco Helen Diller Family
Comprehensive Cancer Center, Translational Breast Cancer Research Consortium, Bioasis

Areas of specialization: medical oncology, hematology, breast cancer

Dr. Hope Rugo is a medical oncologist specializing in breast cancer research and treatment. A professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, Dr. Rugo is the director of the Breast Oncology Clinical Trials
Program.

— Last updated on June 29, 2022, 2:46 PM

 
 
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