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Dosage and Timing may Improve Effectiveness of PI3K-inhibitors in Breast Cancer
April 09, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Study by researchers from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth suggests that manipulation of drug dosage and schedules may improve anti-tumor effects of PI3K-inhibitors to target breast cancer tumors...Read more.

National Survey Links Teen Binge Drinking and Alcohol Brand References in Pop Music
April 08, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Binge drinking by teenagers and young adults is strongly associated with liking, owning, and correctly identifying music that references alcohol by brand name according to a study by the University of Pittsburgh and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center...Read more.

Dartmouth Researchers Identify Potential Therapeutic Target for Deadly Brain Cancer
April 08, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Researchers from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth identify a potential characteristic for predicting outcome in a deadly form of brain cancer known as glioblastoma multiforme...Read more.

Volunteers: Here Because They Choose to Be
April 07, 2014

Lebanon, NH
"Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation's compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another." Erma Bombeck..Read more.

Disruption of VISTA Plays an Important role in Regulating Immune Response
April 07, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Researchers at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth have found that the body's immune system response was enhanced when they disrupted VISTA, a protein that prevents the immune system from overreacting...Read more.

The Role of Magnetic Nanoparticles in Breast Cancer Treatment
April 06, 2014

Lebanon, NH
In a presentation exploring the promise of magnetic nanoparticle (mNP) hyperthermia in breast cancer treatment, Dartmouth researcher P. Jack Hoopes, DMV, PhD, will review preclinical studies conducted at Norris Cotton Cancer Center and discuss plans for early-phase clinical studies in humans. ..Read more.

Nowhere to Hide: Kids, Once Protected, Now Influenced by Tobacco Marketing
April 05, 2014

Lebanon, NH
A new study by Dartmouth researchers reveals that not only are young people exposed to tobacco marketing, they are influenced by it. According to a study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, exposure to direct marketing is associated with increased use of tobacco. ..Read more.

Uncommon Genetic Variations May Contribute to Ovarian Cancer Risk
April 04, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Researchers using data collected by the Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium have discovered uncommon variants in new regions of the genome that influence ovarian cancer risk...Read more.

DHMC Construction Update: Williamson Translational Research Building
April 03, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Beginning Monday, April 7, 2014, the glass corridor to the Borwell Building, the Cancer Center and Auditoria E, F and G will be closed...Read more.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Named One of "100 Great Hospitals in America"
April 02, 2014

Lebanon, NH
DHMC has been named to an annual list of "100 great hospitals in America" - a tribute, to the patient-care work of D-H's dedicated staff .....Read more.

An Easier, Safer, and More Accurate Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer
April 02, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Using CT scans with contrast enhancement, Dartmouth researchers measured treatment response to pancreatic cancer photodynamic therapy (PDT) according to a paper published in "Physics in Medicine and Biology."..Read more.

Fast Food Giants' Ads for Healthier Kids Meals Don't Send the Right Message
March 31, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Fast food giants attempts at depicting healthier kids' meals frequently goes unnoticed by children ages 3 to 7 years old according to a new study by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center...Read more.

Certain Genetic Variants May Help Identify Patients at Increased Risk of Bladder Cancer Recurrenc...
March 31, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Research may help physicians identify sub-groups of high risk bladder cancer patients who should receive more frequent screenings and aggressive treatment and monitoring. ..Read more.

MRI and Optical Scanning During Surgery Accurately Locate Small Breast Cancer Tumors
March 27, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Physicians at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center have collaborated with engineers from Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering to develop a new approach to breast-conserving surgery that simplifies the procedure for women whose breast cancer is too small to be felt...Read more.

Use of Breast MRI Increasingly Aligned with Most Effective Care
March 26, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is increasingly used for breast cancer screening, diagnostic evaluation, treatment planning, and surveillance, but a recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that the indication for breast MRI has changed over time...Read more.

Dartmouth Cancer Researchers Issue State-of-the-State on Genetic-Based Testing and Treatment for ...
March 24, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Dartmouth researchers at its Norris Cotton Cancer Center have compiled a review of the role that information gathered through genetic testing plays in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer...Read more.

Dartmouth Researchers Develop New Approach to Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Treatment
March 14, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Dartmouth researchers have developed a novel and unique approach to treating Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL), a form of blood cancer that often requires repeated chemotherapy treatments to which it grows resistant...Read more.

Dartmouth Researchers Develop Antibody-Targeted Treatment for Recurrent Small-Cell Lung Cancer
March 03, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Researchers at Norris Cotton Cancer Center have found an antibody that may be used in future treatments for recurrent small-cell lung cancer, which currently has no effective therapy...Read more.

Dartmouth Researchers Find Promising Results with Local Hyperthermia of Tumors
February 28, 2014

Lebanon, NH
A combination of iron-oxide nanoparticles and an alternating magnetic field, which together generate heat, have activated an immune system response to tumors in mice according to an accepted manuscript by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Center researchers in the journal Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine released online on February 24, 2014...Read more.

Dartmouth Researchers Evaluate Technology to Attend to Mass Casualties in Nuclear Disaster
February 19, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Dartmouth researchers say that by examining a person's teeth or fingernails with specialized equipment, it is possible for first responders to estimate radiation exposure and identify those with the highest risk of illness. ..Read more.

NCCC Manchester Adds Oncologist
February 17, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Danny Sims, MD, will develop and maintain a practice two days a week as a Norris Cotton Cancer Center Hematologist-Oncologist in the Manchester office at the Notre Dame Pavilion of Catholic Medical Center...Read more.

Norris Cotton Cancer Center Offers Heart Sparing Radiation for Breast Cancer
February 13, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC) offers a new heart sparing treatment for left breast cancer to women concerned about radiation and increased heart disease risk. NCCC was the first tertiary academic medical center in New Hampshire to offer the technique, Deep Inspiration Breath Hold (DIBH), to patients...Read more.

Norris Cotton Cancer Center Offers New Treatment for Metastatic Prostate Cancer
February 12, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center has treated three men with a recently FDA-approved treatment, which offers new options for men whose prostate cancer has spread to their bones. The treatment's trade name is Xofigo (or radium-223 dichloride). It is an alpha particle-emitting radioactive therapeutic agent with an anti-tumor effect...Read more.

Dartmouth Scientists Develop Protocol to Harvest Mouse Cell Lines for Melanoma Research
January 31, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Dartmouth researchers have developed a protocol that permits cells harvested from melanoma tumors in mice to grow readily in cell culture. Their findings were published in an article, Multiple murine BRafV600E melanoma cell lines with sensitivity to PLX4032, in the January 25, 2014 issue of Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research. ..Read more.

Epigenetic Alterations May Contribute to Age-Related Breast Cancer Risk
January 30, 2014

Lebanon, NH
A recent study by researchers from the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC), "Age-related DNA methylation in normal breast tissue and its relationship with invasive breast tumor methylation," examines the connection between cancer and the aging process to see if epigenetic DNA alterations might contribute to age-related increases in breast cancer risk...Read more.

Dartmouth Researchers Develop New Tool to Identify Genetic Risk Factors
January 30, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Dartmouth researchers developed a new biological pathway-based computational model, called the Pathway-based Human Phenotype Network (PHPN), to identify underlying genetic connections between different diseases as reported in BioDataMining this week. The PHPN mines the data present in large publicly available disease datasets to find shared SNPs, genes, or pathways and expresses them in a visual form...Read more.

Researchers Developing New Approach for Imaging Dense Breasts for Abnormalities
January 24, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Dartmouth engineers and radiologists develop new approach for diagnostic imaging of dense breasts with suspicious lesions. MRI/NIRS technique offers greater flexibility, speed, and accuracy. Technology shows promise for improving MRI's ability to distinguish cancer from benign abnormalities. ..Read more.

Norris Cotton Cancer Center Conducts Genomic Tumor Testing
January 23, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Clinical laboratory experts and physicians at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC) achieved 100 percent accuracy in testing for abnormal DNA in cancerous tumor cells with its new gene sequencing equipment and panels...Read more.

Colonoscopy Withdrawal Times Linked to Polyp Detection Rates
January 22, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC) researchers found that longer withdrawal times during a colonoscopy correlates with a higher rate of polyp detection. The study was recently published online in in the American Journal of Gastroenterology...Read more.

New Analysis Shows Fewer Years of Life Lost to Cancer
January 15, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Dartmouth researchers say U.S. has underestimated its progress in war on cancer..Read more.

Lung Cancer Screening Recommended for Those Facing Greatest Risks
January 06, 2014

Lebanon, NH
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued final recommendations in support of annual lung cancer screening for those facing the highest risk of lung cancer. Screening helps identify cancer at an early stage so it can be successfully treated...Read more.

Link Between Youth Obesity and TV Ads
December 30, 2013

Lebanon, NH
Young people with obesity are significantly more likely to notice, like, and name the brand in fast food ads they see on TV than non-obese peers...Read more.

Lynch Syndrome and Endometrial Cancer Testing
December 10, 2013

Lebanon, NH
A recent article by Norris Cotton Cancer Center researchers published in the January 2014 issue of the journal Clinical Chemistry reviews the scientific evidence that warrants screening all endometrial cancers for Lynch syndrome. ..Read more.

Scientists Identify More Powerful Approach to Analyze Melanoma's Genetic Causes
December 10, 2013

Lebanon, NH
There may be a better way to analyze the genetic causes of cutaneous melanoma (CM) according to a study published in Human Genetics conducted by researchers Yale and Dartmouth...Read more.

Dartmouth Symposium on Immuno Targeting and Delivery
December 09, 2013

Lebanon, NH
On Tuesday, December 10th, Norris Cotton Cancer Center and Thayer School of Engineering will host a Cancer Nanotechnology Symposium on Immuno Targeting and Delivery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center...Read more.

D-H a Leader in New Treatment Technology
November 22, 2013

Lebanon, NH
Advanced radiation treatment offers greater precision and reduced treatment time for patients...Read more.

FDA Tobacco Director's Concerns: Teen Smokers, E-Cigarette Regulation
November 20, 2013

Lebanon, NH
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

Lebanon, NH
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

Lebanon, NH
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

Lebanon, NH
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.

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