Low Level Laser Therapy for Hair Preservation With Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01081106|
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn
First Posted : March 5, 2010
Last Update Posted : July 31, 2012
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Breast Cancer||Procedure: Low-Level Laser Therapy||Not Applicable|
Chemotherapy is a common treatment given to patients with breast cancer. Many chemotherapy drugs cause rapid hair loss. While hair loss is temporary, this side effect is a significant concern for patients. Low level laser therapy has been shown to help make hair grow. It is hoped that it may stop hair loss from occurring.
Participants will be receiving 20 to 30 minute laser sessions to their scalp twice a week beginning two weeks before treatment begins until one week past the last chemotherapy session. . Photographs will be taken during each study participant's initial visit, during treatment visits, and one month following the final chemotherapy treatment.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||0 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Supportive Care|
|Official Title:||Low Level Laser Therapy for Hair Preservation With Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer|
|Low-Level Laser Therapy||
Procedure: Low-Level Laser Therapy
A LLLT device at 670 nm will be used for light application using lasers affixed in a rotating helmet apparatus. Treatment will be given twice weekly prior to commencing chemotherapy and will be administered once a week until one week after the last chemotherapy.
- 10 Point Scale to evaluate hair loss [ Time Frame: Photographs evaluated weekly during treatment, one month post chemotherapy ]The primary objective is to evaluate the ability of Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) to prevent chemotherapy induced alopecia in women receiving adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01081106
|Principal Investigator:||Jamie Van Roenn, MD||Northwestern University|