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All About Cold Caps

Hope Rugo, MD, discusses her research on cold caps and the FDA approval of the DigniCap system.
Oct 19, 2016

Dr. Hope Rugo is the lead researcher on a number of studies investigating new treatments for both early-stage and metastatic breast cancer. She was the lead researcher on the study that led to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of the DigniCap, a cold cap that may help some women keep some or quite a bit of hair during chemotherapy.

Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. Rugo explain:

  • how she became interested in studying cold caps

  • how cold caps work

  • her research on the DigniCap

  • how much cold caps might cost and whether insurance is covering it yet

About the guest
Hope S. Rugo, MD

Affiliations: University of California San Francisco Helen Diller Family
Comprehensive Cancer Center, Translational Breast Cancer Research Consortium, Bioasis

Areas of specialization: medical oncology, hematology, breast cancer

Dr. Hope Rugo is a medical oncologist specializing in breast cancer research and treatment. A professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, Dr. Rugo is the director of the Breast Oncology Clinical Trials

— Last updated on June 29, 2022, 2:46 PM

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