Hair loss with chemotherapy could be on the way out

hair gel. Patients will simply rub it onto their scalp before each chemotherapy treatment and wash it out several hours later.

"The work is very well done," says William Hait, director of the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. He expects the treatment to be simpler and more effective than the "ice helmets" often used during chemotherapy. "It's just part of a whole effort by researchers around the world to get involved not only in curing the disease, but also in making the treatments a lot more tolerable."


Contact: Claire Bowles
New Scientist

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