Results of a survey study examining awareness and attitudes of health care providers regarding permanent chemotherapy-induced alopecia (PCIA) revealed that dermatologists were more familiar with this condition than either oncology or primary care/internal medicine providers. The findings from this study were published in Supportive Care in Cancer.

Reports of PCIA, defined as absent or incomplete hair regrowth that persists for 6 months or longer after termination of chemotherapy, are becoming more common. Nevertheless, information about diagnostic and management approaches to this condition undertaken by dermatology and oncology clinicians, as well as practitioners in the field of primary care/internal medicine, is limited.

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