Compression Headband Use to Prevent Hair Loss During Whole Brain Radiotherapy

2016-10-18 02:08:21 | BioPortfolio


This study hypothesizes that in patients undergoing whole brain radiotherapy, a compression headband will decrease the percentage of patients with significant hair loss following radiation.


This is a pilot feasibility study. The primary objective of this study is to seek preliminary information to answer the following question:

1. Does a compression headband, placed only at the time of irradiation, reduce the incidence of significant hair loss after whole brain radiation, as compared to historical controls?

This study will also seek to answer these secondary questions:

2. Is a temporary compression headband well tolerated in patients undergoing whole brain radiation?

3. If a portion of patients do have significant hair loss after radiation in spite of compression banding, what is the timing of hair regrowth?

4. In normal volunteers, does a compression headband cause acute hypoxia in the scalp, as measured by a transcutaneous oxygen pressure monitor, and, if so, to what degree?

Study Design

Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care




Compression HeadBand


Dept. of Radiation Oncology, University of Rochester, Med Center
New York
United States




University of Rochester

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