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START: Swiss Taxotere Alopecia Prevention Trial

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01008774
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 6, 2009
Last Update Posted : January 23, 2012
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Brief Summary:

Primary objective:

  • Rate of complete chemotherapy induced alopecia (WHO grade III or IV, physician grading)

Secondary objective:

  • Compliance to scalp cooling procedure
  • Received number of cycles of chemotherapy in each subgroup
  • Patient perception of scalp cooling procedure
  • Side effects of scalp cooling systems

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Neoplasms Alopecia Device: Paxman Cooling Machine Device: Cold Caps Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 239 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Comparison of Different Scalp Cooling Systems for the Prevention of Chemotherapy Induced Alopecia
Study Start Date : July 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2011

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: A Device: Paxman Cooling Machine
Scalp cooling procedures

Active Comparator: B Device: Cold Caps
Scalp cooling procedures

No Intervention: C

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Grade III or IV alopecia according to the WHO criteria [ Time Frame: D1 of each cycle and D+21 after last cycle of chemotherapy ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Compliance to scalp cooling procedure [ Time Frame: D1 of each cycle and D+21 after last cycle of chemotherapy ]
  2. Side effects of scalp cooling systems [ Time Frame: D1 of each cycle and D+21 after last cycle of chemotherapy ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Any solid tumor malignancy receiving docetaxel (Taxotere®) 1st line chemotherapy treatment with the exception of regimen containing concomitant anthracycline treatment; sequential anthracycline/docetaxel treatment is permitted.
  • Performance Status ECOG <= 2
  • Absence of alopecia at inclusion

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Chemotherapy regimen including concomitant anthracycline treatment
  • Raynaud's disease or phenomenon
  • Cold agglutinin disease
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Cryofibrinogenemia
  • Scalp metastasis
  • Pregnancy or Lactation
  • Preexisting alopecia of any grade; notably androgenetic alopecia

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01008774

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Sanofi-Aventis Administrative Office
Geneva, Switzerland
Sponsors and Collaborators
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Study Director: Clinical Sciences & Operations Sanofi
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Sanofi Identifier: NCT01008774    
Other Study ID Numbers: DOCET_L_04449
First Posted: November 6, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 23, 2012
Last Verified: January 2012
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Alopecia Areata
Hair Diseases
Skin Diseases
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical