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Scalp Cooling: How It Works to Preserve Hair

Steven Isakoff, MD, explains differences between scalp cooling systems, the biology of how scalp cooling works, and tips for anyone who wants to try scalp cooling during chemotherapy.
Mar 26, 2021

Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. Isakoff explain what scalp cooling is and how it works, including:

  • the differences between automated scalp cooling systems and manual cold caps

  • the factors that influence how effective scalp cooling can be at preserving hair during chemotherapy

  • the biological mechanism of how scalp cooling works

  • his tips for anyone who wants to try scalp cooling

About the guest
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Steven Isakoff, MD

Dr. Steven Isakoff is a medical oncologist who serves as associate director for clinical research at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and also as director of the Mass General Scalp Cooling Program and the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Program. He is also an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

— Last updated on June 29, 2022, 2:49 PM

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