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Can hair loss from chemotherapy be prevented?

Published On: |Kylie Chin

Hair loss (alopecia) is an unfortunate side effect of chemotherapy, but breast cancer researchers are experimenting with scalp hypothermia (cryotherapy or cold-cap therapy)—a technique that uses a special head-cap to protect against chemo-induced alopecia. According to the NY Daily News, a scalp-cooling device known as a DigniCap may soon be available in the U.S., and […]

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New Pre-Surgical (Neoadjuvant) Breast Cancer Drug is on the Road to Approval

Published On: |Kylie Chin

Roche, a Swiss global health-care company, has recently received a positive review from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concerning their new pre-surgical breast cancer treatment drug, Perjeta. In actuality, a positive review is an understatement. FDA scientists are recommending accelerating the approval process for the drug, a measure usually reserved for pioneering drugs that […]

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