Prevention of Persistent Alopecia Following Docetaxel by Means of Scalp Cooling

2014-08-27 03:36:46 | BioPortfolio


Persistent alopecia following adjuvant docetaxel for breast cancer is a side-effect that has been recently described. Docetaxel is toxic to skin and skin annexes and can produce nail toxicity and persistent alopecia. Nail toxicity has been successfully prevented by means of hypothermic gloves and slippers (Elasto-gel, Southwest Technologies, Inc, North Kansas City, MO). This pilot trial explores the capacity of a cooling cap (Elasto-gel) to prevent persistent alopecia in breast cancer patients treated with adjuvant docetaxel regimens.

Study Design

Control: Historical Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention




elasto-gel cap


Hospital Clinico San Carlos




Hospital San Carlos, Madrid

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:36:46-0400

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