News Releases

Research Finds Telomere Length Predictive of Lung Adenocarcinoma
July 30th, 2015

The genetic risk score for long telomere length was associated with increased risk of lung adenocarcinoma, but not squamous cell lung cancer, prostate, breast, ovarian, or colorectal cancers.

Molecular Tumor Board Specifies Precision Medicine for Patients
July 28th, 2015

At Dartmouth’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC), investigators have teamed up with oncologists to make genetic profiling of tumors clinically actionable.

Myeloid-Derived Suppressors Cells Fertile Ground for Research
July 21st, 2015

Known for their role in tumor cell systems, monocytic myeloid-derived suppressor cells hold significance in suppression of immune responses during infectious diseases.

Under Sunny Skies, Prouty Raises More Than $3.1 Million
July 11th, 2015

With the day feeling like a million dollars, more than 5,000 participants and some 1,300 volunteers teamed up to triple the feeling by raising more than $3.1 million for cancer care and research.

Combining MRI, NIRST Increases Specificity in Breast Imaging
July 9th, 2015

Investigators from Norris Cotton Cancer Center demonstrated that a dual breast exam using MRI and Near Infrared Spectral Tomography (NIRST) is feasible and more accurate than MRI alone.

Breast Cancer Gene Signature Predicts Bladder Cancer Progression
June 25th, 2015

Investigators harnessed genomic data to discover that the previously identified E2F4 signature in breast cancer can be utilized to predict prognosis and response to therapy in bladder cancer.

Researchers Determine How Melanoma Tumors Evade Immune System
June 18th, 2015

In a mouse model of melanoma, investigators from Norris Cotton Cancer Center found that chemo-attractive signals that direct immune cells into tumors are actively suppressed by the cancer.

Using Gene Sets to Predict Survival in Breast Cancer Patients
June 17th, 2015

Dartmouth researchers develop new method to provide a deeper understanding of the genetic component of cancer.

Mohs Surgery Decisions Should Include Patients' Preferences
June 12th, 2015

Dartmouth investigators' research demonstrates that a fraction of the transected squamous cell carcinomas in situ referred for Mohs surgeries have an invasive component.

Integrating Genomic Data to Make Inferences in Breast Cancer
June 12th, 2015

Harnessing Dartmouth’s Discovery supercomputer and high-throughput genomic data, investigators found non-random tendencies for transcription factors to be involved in several types of cancer.