Scalp cooling to prevent chemotherapy-induced alopecia How to cite this article: Silva GB, Ciccolini K, Donati A, Hurk C. Scalp cooling to prevent chemotherapy-induced alopecia. An Bras Dermatol. 2020;95:631–7. ,☆☆ ☆☆ Study conducted at the Hospital Alemão Oswaldo Cruz, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.

Giselle de Barros Silva Kathryn Ciccolini Aline Donati Corina van den Hurk About the authors

Abstract

Chemotherapy-induced alopecia causes an important impact on cancer patients and its risk of persistence is currently a considerable issue in cancer survivors. Of the various interventions proposed for the prevention of chemotherapy-induced alopecia, scalp cooling has emerged as an effective and safe strategy. This paper aims to provide an overview on scalp cooling and chemotherapy-induced alopecia prevention.

KEYWORDS
Alopecia; Antineoplastic combined chemotherapy protocols; Cooling; Drug therapy; Prevention and mitigation

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