Background: Alopecia is one of the secondary side effect whit the most emotionally impact for patients undergoing chemotherapy (CTX) The DigniCap System is the first scalp cooling system use to minimize alopecia. Methods: The objetive of this study was to evaluate in a restrospective trial the efficacy of DigniCap preventing alopecia in consecutive patients treated in ABC Medical Center from December 2010 to January 2015. Patients recieve different chemotherapy regimens, with different modalities, neo , adyuvant and for metastases in first and second line, as in many clinical stages whit breast cancer (BC), were evaluated with the visual scale of Dean (score 0: 0-25%, 1: 25-50%, 2: 50-75%, 3: 75-100%) with photographs of the before and after treatment. Results: 120 pts with BC in stages I-V were treated with a taxane and antraciclins regimen of chemotherapy, 66 pts receive 12 treatment weekly of paclitaxe (T)l and 4 adriamicin/cyclophosphamida (AC) every 21 days, 28 pts 6-8 cycles every 21 days AC-Taxol, 22 pts (18%)suspended the treatment because of the loss of more than 50% of hair at the 2nd an 3rd chemotherapy cycle. 98 pts actually finished the treatment (72%). Of these, 82 pts (84%) no had or had a minimal loss of hair (Dean score 0-1), 16 pts (16%) had a 50% of hair loss (Dean score 3). 8pts recieve more than one regimen of chemotherapy. In the tracing any metastases or side effects were presented with the use of DigniCap. Conclusions: The use of DigniCap minimize alopecia in a 84%, including pts with more than one chemotherapy regimen, in a a safety level.
Citation Format: Hernandez RE, Gerson R, Olivares G, Rivera S, Serrano A, Villalobos A, Lazaro M. Experience in the ABC Medical Center of Mexico City 2010-2015 using scalp-cooling system (DigniCap) for prevention of alopecia induced by chemotherapy [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium; 2016 Dec 6-10; San Antonio, TX. Philadelphia (PA): AACR; Cancer Res 2017;77(4 Suppl):Abstract nr P5-11-13.