Come here often? Make XFINITY.com your homepage » close

Get instant access to XFINITY.com. Download the XFINITY® One Click Google extension» close

close

Your XFINITY Connect session has timed out due to inactivity. Click here to go back close

Health.com: 9 Big Breast Cancer Breakthroughs for 2013

Chemo With Less Hair Loss

The FDA has recently approved a phase II pivotal trial for the DigniCap, a cap worn during chemotherapy that circulates coolant through its inner layer, reducing the delivery of toxins to the hair follicle. In a small pilot study, the device allowed most women with early-stage breast cancer receiving chemotherapy to preserve the majority of their hair. "Most breast cancer research is focused on prevention and treatment, as it should be," says Hope S. Rugo, MD, lead investigator of the trial and director of the breast oncology and clinical trials education at UCSF. "But if we can enhance patients' quality of life, too, that's a good thing."

(Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Health




The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.

Ad Info - Ad Feedback

Ad Info - Ad Feedback

Loading...