Chemo cap hope

The West Australian - - NEWS -

Hair loss can be one of the most dis­tress­ing side-ef­fects of chemo­ther­apy for can­cer suf­fer­ers.

But a new $1.82 mil­lion project at the Univer­sity of Hud­der­s­field aims to min­imise, or even elim­i­nate, this prob­lem.

Re­searchers are de­vel­op­ing customised cold caps to fit pa­tients’ heads more se­curely and max­imise their ef­fec­tive­ness in re­duc­ing hair loss, and a new lotion for the caps could also boost their suc­cess.

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