How scalp cooling prevents chemotherapy induced alopecia.

Richard Paxman welcomes Dr Andrew Collett and Dr Nik Georgopoulos from the University of Huddersfield, for the next conversation of the series.

To learn about the extensive research that is being carried out looking deeper in to the scientific mechanisms of how scalp cooling prevents chemotherapy induced alopecia.

Not only will this in depth discussion uncover the latest biological mechanisms behind scalp cooling they will discuss the research that is being undertaken to improve the efficacy of scalp cooling using a topical product. This engaging discussion will enhance your understanding of scalp cooling from a scientific basis and leave you excited about the future developments for your patients.

Dr. Nik Georgopoulos

Nik received his BSc (Biochemistry & Genetics) and his Ph.D. at the University of Leeds. This was followed by a post-doctoral fellowship at the Cancer Research UK Centre (St James’ Hospital, Leeds) and a fellowship in the Jack Birch Unit of Molecular Carcinogenesis (University of York). Following that he moved to the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Huddersfield where he is currently a Reader (Associate Professor) in Cell Biology.

His skin-related research explores the cellular mechanisms of chemotherapy-induced hair loss (alopecia) and defective wound healing. Currently Nik has a major industrial collaboration on chemotherapy-induced alopecia research with Paxman in the Paxman Scalp Cooling Research Centre at the University of Huddersfield, and he is Co-Founder of the skin regeneration-focused company VeritaCell.

Dr. Andrew Collett

Andrew hold a BSc (hons) in Applied Biology from the University of Hertfordshire and PhD in epithelial cell physiology from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He has worked as a Research Fellow at the Universities of Manchester and Dundee where Andrew did research into various aspects of epithelial biology and drug absorption and delivery.

In 2008 Andrew was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Huddersfield. Here he developed a research interest in intestinal inflammation. In addition, since 2011 along with Dr Nik Georgopoulos, Andrew has worked with Paxman to help to understand the biological mechanisms by which scalp cooling works and to use this knowledge to help improve its success.