VARIOUS INTERNATIONAL MEDIA: Scientists discover new breakthrough in cancer hair loss treatment

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 12/9/2019

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Scientists have determined a new way to protect the hair follicle from chemotherapy in an effort to prevent hair loss as a result of cancer treatments.

Researchers based at The University of Manchester have discovered a new strategy for how to protect hair follicles from chemotherapy, which could lead to new treatments that prevent chemotherapy-induced hair loss – arguably one of the most psychologically distressing side effects of modern cancer therapy.

https://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/scientists-discover-new-breakthrough-in-cancer-hair-loss-treatment/

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TitleNew hope for chemo patients with hair loss
Media name/outletThe Courier
Media typeWeb
CountryAustralia
Date13/09/19
DescriptionChemotherapy patients have been offered a new hope in combating hair loss associated with cancer treatment.

Scientists have developed a strategy to protect the hair follicle from chemotherapy.

Researchers at The University of Manchester say it could lead to new treatments that prevent chemotherapy-induced hair loss - arguably one of the most psychologically distressing side effects of modern cancer therapy.
URLhttps://www.thecourier.com.au/story/6383604/new-hope-for-chemo-patients-with-hair-loss/?cs=12
PersonsTalveen Purba
TitleNew cancer treatment STOPS patients losing their hair during chemo, docs say
Media name/outletThe Sun
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date13/09/19
Descriptioncientists in Manchester have discovered how to protect the hair follicle during chemo.

They hope it will help prevent hair loss during treatment in future.
URLhttps://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9916226/cancer-treatment-prevents-hair-loss-chemo/
PersonsTalveen Purba
TitleScientists develop way to stop cancer patients losing hair during chemotherapy
Media name/outletThe Mirror
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date13/09/19
Description Researchers from the University of Manchester have discovered a new strategy to protect hair follicles from taxanes - cancer drugs that can cause permanent hair loss.

The team focused on a newer class of drugs called CDK4/6 inhibitors, which block cell division and are already approved as ‘targeted’ cancer therapies.

Dr Talveen Purba, who led the study, said: "Although at first this seems counterintuitive, we found that CDK4/6 inhibitors can be used temporarily to halt cell division without promoting additional toxic effects in the hair follicle.
URLhttps://www.mirror.co.uk/science/scientists-develop-way-stop-cancer-20057416
PersonsTalveen Purba
TitleHair Loss During Cancer Treatment May Become A Thing Of The Past, Thanks To New Research
Media name/outletHuffington Post
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date12/09/19
DescriptionScientists have discovered a new way to protect hair follicles during chemotherapy, which they hope could be used to prevent hair loss as a result of cancer treatment in the future.

Previous research from the University of Nottingham uncovered how traumatic hair loss can be for cancer patients, with many women involved in the study describing losing their hair as being more difficult than losing their breasts to cancer.

The latest research, from the University of Manchester, aimed to remove this trauma by exploring why hair loss happens during cancer treatment – then finding ways to stop it.
URLhttps://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/hair-loss-during-cancer-treatment-could-be-a-thing-of-the-past-thanks-to-new-research_uk_5d7a13b7e4b0a938a42e6e4c
PersonsTalveen Purba
TitleBreakthrough could protect chemotherapy patients from hair loss
Media name/outletSky News
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date12/09/19
DescriptionScientists have developed a new strategy that could protect chemotherapy patients from suffering hair loss.

Researchers at the University of Manchester uncovered the breakthrough via the CDK4/6 inhibitor drug, which is an existing form of cancer therapy that blocks the division of affected cells to stop the disease from spreading.
URLhttps://news.sky.com/story/breakthrough-could-protect-chemotherapy-patients-from-hair-loss-11807779
PersonsTalveen Purba
TitleThe end of hair loss during chemo? Scientists find a way to protect fragile follicles from the powerful tumour-killing drugs
Media name/outletMail Online
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date12/09/19
DescriptionScientists claim to have found a way to stop cancer patients from losing their hair during chemotherapy.

The destruction of healthy cells, as well as cancerous ones, causes common chemotherapy side effects, such as hair loss.

However, researchers at the University of Manchester found coating follicles with another type of cancer drug may prevent hair loss.

Laboratory tests showed CDK4/6 inhibitors made the follicles 'less susceptible' to chemotherapy drugs called taxanes.

CDK4/6 inhibitors, which work by blocking cell division, slowed the multiplication of cells at the base of the hair follicles.
URLhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7456511/The-end-hair-loss-chemo.html
PersonsTalveen Purba