Low Level Laser Therapy for Hair Preservation With Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer
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.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
10 Point Scale to evaluate hair loss
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.
Photographs evaluated weekly during treatment, one month post chemotherapy
Jamie Van Roenn, MD
United States: Institutional Review Board