Melanoma Risk Found to Have Genetic Determinant
September 18, 2014
A leading Dartmouth researcher, working with The Melanoma Genetics Consortium, GenoMEL, an international research consortium, co-authored a paper published today in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute that proves longer telomeres increase the risk of melanoma...Read more.
Dartmouth Research Links Genetic Mutation and Melanoma Progression
September 11, 2014
Dartmouth researchers find that the genetic mutation BRAFV600E not only secretes a protein that promotes the growth of melanoma tumor cells, but can also modify the network of normal cells around the tumor to support the disease's progression. ..Read more.
African American Women Receive Less Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy
September 09, 2014
Dartmouth researchers have found that African American women are 55 percent less likely to receive breast reconstruction after mastectomy regardless of where they received their care. ..Read more.
Bone Cancer Surgical Team Sees Success in New Application of Surgical Aid
September 08, 2014
An ortho-oncology team at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center successfully adapted a shoulder surgical aid (the Spider Limb Positioner) to conduct a left hip disarticulation on a melanoma patient...Read more.
Blue Beetle Concert Celebrates the Fab Four while Fighting Cancer
September 05, 2014
On Friday, September 19, at Freight House Hall, Tod Moses, his band Fujita 5, and top musicians come together to play some great Beatle's tunes and raise money for cancer research...Read more.
Assortativity Signatures of Transcription Factor Networks (TFNs)Contribute to Robustness
August 29, 2014
Dartmouth researchers explored the type and number of connections in transcription factor networks (TFNs) to evaluate the role assortativity plays on robustness, finding that the assortativity signature contributes to a network's resilience against mutations...Read more.
Dartmouth Pioneers Statistical Approach for Calculating Environmental Influences in Genome-Wide A...
August 27, 2014
Dartmouth cancer researchers developed and tested an advanced statistical model to evaluate the genetic and environmental interactions that contribute to disease...Read more.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center Recognized for Excellence
July 29, 2014
Becker's Hospital Review included Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in its 2014 list of "100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs."..Read more.
Scientists Test Nanoparticle "Alarm Clock" to Awaken Immune Systems Put to Sleep by Cancer
July 25, 2014
There is an expanding array of nanoparticle types being developed and tested for cancer therapy. They are primarily being used to package and deliver the current generation of cancer cell killing drugs and progress is being made in that effort...Read more.
33rd Annual Prouty Raises More Than $2.6 Million to Fight Cancer
July 12, 2014
Nearly 6,000 registered cyclists, walkers, rowers, and golfers (and 1,300 volunteers) gathered in Hanover today for The 33rd Annual Prouty, northern New England's largest charity fundraiser...Read more.
Sargent Awarded Scott M. and Lisa G. Stuart Professorship in Pediatric Oncology
June 25, 2014
Sargent is the first to be appointed to the newly established endowed professorship, which is named for the donors who have funded it with generous gifts totaling $2.5 million...Read more.
Fight Cancer Via Healthy Activity
June 23, 2014
A variety of routes-from a 3k walk to a two-day, 200-mile cycling route-offer options for people of all ages and fitness levels to participate...Read more.
Young Indoor Tanning Increases Early Risk of Skin Cancer
June 23, 2014
Dartmouth researchers have found that early exposure to the ultraviolet radiation lamps used for indoor tanning is related to an increased risk of developing basal cell carcinomas (BCC) at a young age...Read more.
False Negative Results Found in Prognostic Testing for Breast Cancer
June 18, 2014
A recent study evaluating HER2 testing in a large cohort of women with breast cancer found important limitations in the conventional way HER2 testing is performed in the U.S. and internationally...Read more.
Mark A. Israel Named to the Preston T. and Virginia R. Kelsey Distinguished Chair in Cancer
June 17, 2014
director of Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Israel has delivered on an ambitious agenda, expanding cancer research laboratories and clinical space and building strong research collaborations with Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. ..Read more.
"Then It Hit Me: I Have Cancer"
June 13, 2014
At this year's Prouty, Laurie Mintzer will support innovative cancer research that may uncover new treatments for the type of cancer she beat...Read more.
Karagas Appointed to Squires Professorship
June 13, 2014
The James W. Squires Professorship was established in 1998 to honor the founder of the Matthew Thornton Health Plan, the first nonprofit health maintenance organization in New Hampshire. ..Read more.
Limiting Carbohydrates Could Reduce Breast Cancer Recurrence in Women with Positive IGF1 Receptor...
June 10, 2014
Dartmouth researchers have found that reducing carbohydrate intake could reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence among women whose tumor tissue is positive for the IGF-1 receptor...Read more.
BRCA2 Gene Now Connected to Lung Cancer, Doubling
a Smoker's Risk
June 02, 2014
New research confirms a vulnerability to lung cancer can be inherited and implicates the BRCA2 gene as harboring one of the involved genetic mutations...Read more.
Cancer Center Appoints James Gorham, MD, PhD to Lead its Educational Efforts
May 29, 2014
James D. Gorham, MD, PhD, has been named the first associate director for education at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center. ..Read more.
Norris Cotton Cancer Center Radiation Oncology Section Earns ACR Accreditation
May 19, 2014
The American College of Radiology (ACR) has awarded a three-year term of accreditation to Norris Cotton Cancer Center's (NCCC) Radiation Oncology department after a complete review and on-site surveys of its professional and technical practices and facilities in Lebanon, New Hampshire and St. Johnsbury, Vermont...Read more.
Dartmouth Scientists Identify Genetic Blueprint for Rare, Aggressive Cancerous Tumors of the Appe...
May 12, 2014
Using next generation DNA sequencing, Dartmouth scientists have identified potentially actionable mutations in cancers of the appendix. ..Read more.
Scientists Decode Epigenetic Mechanisms Distinguishing Stem Cell Function and Blood Cancer
May 08, 2014
Researchers at Dartmouth's Norris Cotton Cancer Center have published results from a study in "Cell Reports" that discovers a new mechanism that distinguishes normal blood stem cells from blood cancers. ..Read more.
NASCAR Champions to Speak at Event
May 06, 2014
NASCAR champions Jimmie Johnson and Austin Dillon will speak at the "Champions Breakfast" on Friday, July 11 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway...Read more.
Novel Analyses Improve Identification of Cancer-Associated Genes from Microarray Data
May 02, 2014
Dartmouth Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Sciences (iQBS) researchers developed a new gene expression analysis approach for identifying cancer genes..Read more.
E-cigarettes: Are They Safe?
May 01, 2014
In a recently issued Emerging Issues Brief researchers at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC) looked at what is currently known about e-cigarettes and health...Read more.
Coached Extracurricular Activities May Help Prevent Pre-Adolescent Smoking and Drinking
April 30, 2014
Dartmouth researchers have found that tweens (preadolescents aged 10-14) who participate in a coached team sport a few times a week or more are less likely to try smoking. ..Read more.
Cancer Treatment: Making Hard Choices
April 25, 2014
When patients diagnosed with breast cancer have someone to help ask questions and define priorities, it's often easier to decide about treatment...Read more.
Dartmouth Chosen to Play Key Role in NCI Clinical Trials Network
April 23, 2014
The National Clinical Trials Network will improve the speed and efficiency of conducting cancer clinical trials, using select groups of investigators and distributing resources in a more effective way across fewer groups...Read more.
False-Positive Mammogram Anxiety has Limited Impact on Women's Well-Being
April 22, 2014
Dartmouth researchers have found that the anxiety experienced with a false-positive mammogram is temporary and does not negatively impact a woman's overall well-being. Their findings are reported in "Consequences of False-Positive Screening Mammograms," which was published online in the April 21, 2014 JAMA Internal Medicine...Read more.
Dosage and Timing may Improve Effectiveness of PI3K-inhibitors in Breast Cancer
April 09, 2014
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.