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FDA clears expanded use of cooling cap to reduce hair loss during chemotherapy

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From: PR Newswire Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the expanded use of a cooling cap, DigniCap Cooling System, to reduce hair loss (alopecia) during chemotherapy. This is the first cooling cap cleared by the agency for use in cancer patients with solid tumors. “We are pleased to expand the use of this product for cancer patients with …

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Chemotherapy may spread cancer and trigger more aggressive tumours, warn scientists

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By: Sarah Knapton From: telegraph.co.uk Chemotherapy could allow cancer to spread, and trigger more aggressive tumours, a new study suggests. Researchers in the US studied the impact of drugs on patients with breast cancer and found medication increases the chance of cancer cells migrating to other parts of the body, where they are almost always lethal. Around 55,000 women are diagnosed …

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Essential Eyebrow Solution® will meet with leading oncologists to discuss options for eyebrow hair preservation during cancer treatment

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EES – Essential Eyebrow Solution®, EES is the only cosmetic eyebrow product on the market proven to help combat eyebrow thinning.  It has been clinically tested for retention of eyebrows during chemotherapy with outstanding results. RMV Trademarks, LLC, manufacturer and distributor of EES, will be participating in the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, June 2-6 at McCormick …

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Debunking the Myth of Lymphedema Risk

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From: The American Society of Breast Surgeons Axillary Surgery Only One Factor Breast cancer-related lymphedema, chronic swelling of the arm and chest area, is strongly associated with multi-modality therapies and not axillary node surgery alone as widely believed, according to a new study presented this week at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. The study found …

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Research suggests potential therapy to prevent ‘chemobrain’ in cancer patients

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Findings offered by a University of Kansas researcher, identified as one of 20 ‘Must See Presenters’ at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society in early April, suggest a possible therapeutic intervention for “chemobrain,” the cognitive impairment plaguing up to a third of cancer patients following chemotherapy. “It’s something doctors learned about because patients were complaining,” said Michael Johnson, …

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New Resources for Patients on Chemotherapy to Improve Communication About Side Effects

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From: newswise.com The Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA), in partnership with Eisai Inc. and Helsinn Therapeutics (U.S.), Inc., today announced the launch of the Time to Talk CINV™ toolkit, which is comprised of resources for patients with cancer going through chemotherapy and their healthcare providers. The tools, which were created with guidance from patients, caregivers, pharmacists and nurses, encourage open, two-way …

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DIGNITANA PARTNERS WITH BOA TECHNOLOGY TO DEVELOP THE WORLD’S FIRST PRECISION-FIT SCALP COOLING CAP

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Nation’s First and Only FDA Cleared Scalp Cooling System for Reducing Chemotherapy Hair Loss to Add Boa System for Enhanced Comfort and Product Success to DigniCap® Dignitana, Inc., a world leader in medical scalp-cooling technology, has entered an exclusive partnership with Boa® Technology, creator of the award-winning, patented Boa® system, to produce an adaptive, precision fit cap for use with …

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Helping Cooler Heads Prevail

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Scalp Cooling is a treatment for minimizing hair loss during chemotherapy. HairToStay is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to this important new treatment for chemotherapy patients regardless of their ability to pay. For decades, thousands of women and men, in countries around the world have turned to scalp cooling to avoid the hair loss that can be …

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New study examines how tumor genome testing helps improve breast cancer treatment

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Source: Wiley From: news-medical.net A new study examines how one early example of precision medicine–tumor genome testing–is being used in women with breast cancer to reduce overtreatment and maximize the benefits of chemotherapy. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study found that physician recommendations and final treatment decisions correlated highly with test …