comscoreNew Scalp Cooling System Can Reduce Hair Loss From Chemotherapy: 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

New Scalp Cooling System Can Reduce Hair Loss From Chemotherapy: 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

Julie Nangia, MD, discusses study results on a scalp cooling system to prevent hair loss during chemotherapy.
Apr 22, 2017
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Several studies have shown that cooling the scalp to a very low temperature can help reduce hair loss due to chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer. In this podcast, Dr. Julie Nangia talks about the study results she presented at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium on the Orbis Paxman Hair Loss Prevention System. The study was the first prospective, randomized trial on a scalp cooling system and found that about 50% of the women who used the cooling system kept most of their hair.

Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. Nangia explain:

  • how the Paxman Hair Loss Preservation System works

  • how the type of chemotherapy regimen the women were on affected the results

  • why doing a prospective, randomized trial was important

Editor’s Note: On April 19, 2017, the Paxman Scalp Cooling System received U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance. This means the system can be marketed in the United States.

About the guest
 
Julie Nangia, MD

Dr. Nangia is a medical oncologist, director of the Breast Cancer Prevention and High Risk Program, and medical director for Smith Clinic Breast Oncology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX

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