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New cancer treatment prevents hair loss from chemotherapy

Updated : September 15, 2019 12:43 PM IST

The study published in the journal EMBO Molecular Medicine describes how damage to the hair follicles caused by taxanes, cancer drugs which can cause permanent hair loss, can be prevented.
The research team has exploited the properties of a newer class of drugs called CDK4/6 inhibitors, which block cell division and are already medically approved as so-called "targeted" cancer therapies.
New cancer treatment prevents hair loss from chemotherapy
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