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Podcast: Scalp Cooling: How It Works to Preserve Hair


Scalp Cooling: How It Works to Preserve Hair

March 23, 2021

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Dr. Steven Isakoff is a medical oncologist who serves as associate director for clinical research at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and also as director of the Mass General Scalp Cooling Program and the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Program. He is also an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. Isakoff explain what scalp cooling is and how it works, including:

  • the differences between automated scalp cooling systems and manual cold caps
  • the factors that influence how effective scalp cooling can be at preserving hair during chemotherapy
  • the biological mechanism of how scalp cooling works
  • his tips for anyone who wants to try scalp cooling

Running time: 25:33

Listen now or read the transcript.