“A Japanese medical team has found that a form of antibiotic could prevent cancer patients from losing hair during chemotherapy, a doctor involved in the research said Monday.

Toshiyuki Sakai said his team had found “alopestatin” reduced hair loss by 70 percent when used on rats also given etoposide anti-cancer drugs.”

When I first came across and read the story, it didn’t seem like such a big deal, but after actually thinking about it, I think it is a huge deal. “…still important for patients’ quality of life” sums up why this is a really good thing. It’s a shame it took this long to develop something like this.

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