FDA Tobacco Director's Concerns: Teen Smokers, E-Cigarette Regulation
November 20, 2013
The FDA finally has the right set of regulatory tools to help reduce tobacco use, the leading cause of preventable cancer deaths in the United States, according to FDA Center for Tobacco Products Director Mitchell Zeller...Read more.
Dartmouth Researcher Finds Novel Genetic Patterns that Make Us Rethink Biology and Individuality
November 14, 2013
Professor of Genetics Scott Williams, PhD, has made two novel discoveries: first, a person can have several DNA mutations in parts of their body, with their original DNA in the rest - resulting in several different genotypes in one individual - and second, some of the same genetic mutations occur in unrelated people...Read more.
What Kids Say About Staying Healthy
November 08, 2013
Photovoice study shares students' perspectives on what makes it easy or hard to eat fruits and vegetables, be active and get enough sleep...Read more.
NCCC Study Links Youth Obesity to TV Fast Food Advertising
October 23, 2013
Youth obesity is associated with receptiveness to TV fast food advertising, Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC) researchers found in a study published in the November issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine...Read more.
New Discoveries for Cancer Risk: Researchers Worldwide Take Part in one of History's Largest Scie...
October 11, 2013
Hundreds of researchers from North America, Europe, Australia and Asia have joined together in a consortium to identify the genetic basis of the five most common forms of cancer - breast, prostate, lung, ovarian and colorectal...Read more.
Norris Cotton Cancer Center Hosts Breast Cancer NEW Information Night October 17
October 04, 2013
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month the Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC) will host a free Breast Cancer NEW Information Night on October 17...Read more.
Discovery of Cell Division Controller May Improve Cancer Treatment
September 23, 2013
In a study to be published in the journal Nature, two Dartmouth researchers have found that the protein cyclin A plays an important but previously unknown role in the cell division process, acting as a master controller to ensure the faithful segregation of chromosomes during cell division...Read more.
The Promise of 3-D Mammography
September 16, 2013
Breast density is a very strong risk factor for breast cancer. The good news is that a recent study by the National Cancer Institute has found that breast density does not increase the risk of death in cancer patients. But, the trick is finding the cancer in that dense breast tissue...Read more.
Prouty Cancer Fundraising Surpasses $2.75 million goal for 2013
September 16, 2013
The Prouty, which started in 1982 with four nurses on bikes raising $4000, has surpassed its 2013 fundraising goal of $2.75 million. This pushes total fundraising from the 32 editions of the event over $20 million. The funds support cancer patients and cancer research at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center...Read more.
New Event Fights Cancer in a Uniquely New Hampshire Way
September 12, 2013
The challenge to cure cancer will reach new heights this month when the Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center hosts "Climb to Conquer Breast Cancer" on Mt. Moosilauke, on Sept. 28 and 29...Read more.
Geisel Researchers Use Media to Promote Health to Preschoolers
September 05, 2013
Researchers at the Hood Center for Children and Families at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth have received a two-year, $275,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop and test a program that uses children's educational TV characters to promote healthy eating and physical activity among preschoolers...Read more.
Swartz Is Alma Hass Milham Distinguished Chair in Clinical Medicine
September 05, 2013
Harold Swartz, MD, PhD, professor of radiology, medicine (radiation oncology) and physiology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, has been appointed as the Alma Hass Milham Distinguished Chair in Clinical Medicine...Read more.
Fast Food Advertising to Children
August 28, 2013
Fast food TV commercials aimed at children 2-11 years old did not comply with self-imposed guidelines organized through the Better Business Bureau (BBB) during a one-year study period, according to Dartmouth researchers who published their findings today with PLOS ONE...Read more.
High School Vending Machines May Contribute to Teen Obesity
August 15, 2013
While soda offerings are down, a study of NH and VT high school vending machines shows access to sports drinks and other sugary beverages varies by geographical location..Read more.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Research Contributes to Recommendations on Lung Cancer Screening
July 31, 2013
In a a long-awaited opinion, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has announced draft recommendations in support of lung cancer screening for those facing the highest risk of lung cancer in a paper published in Annals of Internal Medicine. ..Read more.
The 32nd Annual Prouty Bike, Walk, Row and Golf Against Cancer Sets Fundraising and Registration ...
July 15, 2013
The 32nd Annual Prouty Bike, Walk, Row, and Golf Against Cancer raised an all-time day-of-event high of $2.6 million for cancer research and patient services at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center...Read more.
The Prouty Will Transform Hanover
July 08, 2013
The Prouty, the signature event of the Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center, is New Hampshire's largest fundraiser. The colossal event includes cycling, walking, rowing, and golfing over a two-day period to support patient services and research at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center...Read more.
Scientists from 14 Countries Gather for International ISOTT and EPR Conferences
July 03, 2013
The EPR Center of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College in association with the Department of Radiology and Norris Cotton Cancer Center recently hosted two international conferences, back-to-back for the first time, in Hanover NH...Read more.
Mohs Surgery: Smaller Scars, High Cure Rate
July 03, 2013
"The advantage of Mohs surgery is that it produces a smaller scar, and at the same time the highest possible cure rate - 98 to 99 percent," says Faramarz Samie, MD, PhD...Read more.
Thyroid Cancer-Rising Most Rapidly Among Insured Patients
July 01, 2013
The rapid increase in papillary thyroid cancer in the US, may not be linked to increase in occurrence, according to a head and neck surgeon at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center, instead it may be linked to an increase in the diagnosis of pre-cancerous conditions and to a person's insurance status...Read more.
Study Finds Greater Potential Benefit in Overall Survival for Eribulin Compared with Capecitabine...
June 12, 2013
Subgroup analyses from a phase III clinical trial comparing a newer chemotherapy agent called eribulin mesylate, with capecitabine, a standard chemotherapy medication in women with previously treated metastatic breast cancer, showed increased benefit among women sharing certain traits. ..Read more.
Researchers Discover Normal Version of Molecular Pathway Affected in Poor-Prognosis Childhood Leu...
June 06, 2013
Through genetic engineering of laboratory models, researchers at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center have uncovered a vulnerability in the way cancer cells diverge from normal regenerating cells that may help treat children with leukemia as reported in the journal PNAS on June 3, 2013...Read more.