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Dartmouth Investigators Conduct Systematic Testing of Deimmunized Biotherapeutic Agents
January 28, 2015

Lebanon, NH
By establishing protein design algorithms that simultaneously optimize drug candidates for both decreased immunogenic epitope content and high level stability and activity, researchers have established a novel testing platform..Read more.

Cherenkov Emissions Provide Dartmouth Investigators Real-Time Tool for Quality Assurance in Radia...
January 23, 2015

Lebanon, NH
Using a simple camera and water tank, investigators demonstrated that induced Cherenkov light can be imaged and used to confirm that the complex spatial dose distribution imparted in dynamic treatment plans is being delivered correctly...Read more.

Noisy Data Facilitates Dartmouth Researcher's Investigation of Breast Cancer Gene Expression
January 22, 2015

Lebanon, NH
Researchers report on the use of denoising autoencoders (DAs) to effectively extract key biological principles from gene expression data and summarize them into constructed features with convenient properties...Read more.

Research Led by Dartmouth Finds Eribulin Effective in Metastatic Breast Cancer
January 21, 2015

Lebanon, NH
While not superior to capecitabine, eribulin is an active and well-tolerated therapy in women with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) receiving this therapy as a first, second, or third line chemotherapy regimen..Read more.

TV Alcohol Ads Associated with Drinking Behavior in Young People
January 19, 2015

Lebanon, NH
Alcohol advertising on television is associated with drinking behavior in youth according to a study by researchers at NCCC and CHaD...Read more.

Electronic Medical Record Provides Dartmouth-Hitchcock Pathologists Powerful Tool to Push Best Pr...
January 15, 2015

Lebanon, NH
By implementing a "best practice alert" function in the electronic medical record, pathologists at Dartmouth-Hitchcock significantly reduced physicians' orders for two-unit transfusions for non-bleeding patients..Read more.

Dartmouth CAR Cell Therapy Moves to Clinical Trial
January 14, 2015

Lebanon, NH
Cancer fighting chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells are taking the next step into a Phase I clinical trial beginning early in 2015...Read more.

Community-Wide Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Programs Associated with Reductions in Hospitali...
January 13, 2015

Lebanon, NH
In a rural Maine county, sustained, community-wide programs targeting cardiovascular risk factors and behavior changes were associated with reductions in hospitalization and death rates over a 40-year period (1970-2010) compared with the rest of the state...Read more.

In Head and Neck Cancer, Surgeons Need Solid Answers About Tumor Recurrence
January 08, 2015

Lebanon, NH
Pathologists at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center's Norris Cotton Cancer Center developed a new use for an old test to determine if a patient's cancer is recurring, or if the biopsy shows benign inflammation of mucosal tissues...Read more.

Dartmouth Develops Prognostic Test for E2F4 in Breast Cancer That Will Be Valuable in Other Cance...
January 07, 2015

Lebanon, NH
By looking at the expression levels of downstream genes of the regulators in breast cancer, Dartmouth investigators, have identified a gene signature in E2F4 that is predictive of estrogen receptor positive (ER+) breast cancer...Read more.

Dartmouth Researchers Develop Mouse Cell Line to Fast-Track Research in BRAF Melanoma
January 06, 2015

Lebanon, NH
By developing cell lines that grow readily in culture, investigators have created a fast-track research tool that remains applicable to many scientists who use mouse melanoma as a model system. ..Read more.

E-Cigarettes May Recruit Lower Risk Teens to Nicotine Use
December 15, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Researchers at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center and University of Hawaii Cancer Center find that one-third of Hawaiian adolescents have tried e-cigarettes, half of whom have never used another tobacco product...Read more.

Cancer Therapy Using Specialized Apheresis Holds Great Promise
December 11, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Apheresis, the simple process of drawing blood, becomes a powerful therapeutic in extracorporeal photopherisis (ECP) according to clinicians and scientists who met at the NIH State of the Science Symposium in Therapeutic Apheresis...Read more.

Low Income Kids Eat More Fruits and Vegetables When They are in School
December 11, 2014

Lebanon, NH
The fruits and vegetables provided at school deliver an important dietary boost to low income adolescents, according to Meghan Longacre, PhD and Madeline Dalton, PhD of Dartmouth Hitchcock's Norris Cotton Cancer Center and The Hood Center for Children and Families...Read more.

Women with Dense Breasts Will Have to Look Beyond Ultrasound for Useful Supplemental Breast Cance...
December 09, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Supplemental ultrasound screening for all U.S. women with dense breasts would substantially increase healthcare costs with little improvement in overall health, according to senior author Anna Tosteson, ScD, at Dartmouth Hitchcock's Norris Cotton Cancer Center and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. ..Read more.

Hookah Smoking Increases Risk of Subsequent Cigarette Smoking Among Adolescents and Young Adults
December 08, 2014

Lebanon, NH
A team of researchers at Dartmouth College and University of Pittsburgh found respondents who had smoked water pipe tobacco but not smoked cigarettes were at increased risk of cigarette smoking two years later as recently published online in JAMA Pediatrics. ..Read more.

New Imaging Technique Identifies Receptors for Targeted Cancer Therapy
November 14, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Dartmouth researchers have developed a fluorescence imaging technique that can more accurately identify receptors for targeted cancer therapies without a tissue biopsy. ..Read more.

Lung Cancer Screening with Low-Dose CT Could Be Cost Effective According to Dartmouth Study
November 10, 2014

Lebanon, NH
This relatively new screening test uses annual low-dose CT scans to spot lung tumors early in individuals facing the highest risks of lung cancer due to age and smoking history...Read more.

Dartmouth Researchers Help Develop Better, Safer Way to Detect Cancer in Lymph Nodes
October 27, 2014

Lebanon, NH
The team presents a new and improved method of noninvasive molecular imaging using a "dual-tracer" technique that corrects the problem of nonspecific uptake of imaging tracers that has made previous attempts at this approach clinically ineffective...Read more.

Dartmouth Study Measures Breast Cancer Tumor Response to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy
October 23, 2014

Lebanon, NH
A Dartmouth study suggests that it may be possible to use Diffuse Optical Spectroscopic Tomographic imaging (DOST) to predict which patients will best respond to chemotherapy used to shrink breast cancer tumors before surgery...Read more.

Dartmouth Researchers Develop Reproducibility Score for SNPs Associated with Human Disease in GWA...
October 08, 2014

Lebanon, NH
To reduce false positives when identifying genetic variations associated with human disease through genome-wide association studies (GWAS), Dartmouth researchers have identified nine traits that are not dependent on P values to predict single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) reproducibility as reported in Human Genetics on October 2, 2014...Read more.

Melanoma Risk Found to Have Genetic Determinant
September 18, 2014

Lebanon, NH
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

Lebanon, NH
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

Lebanon, NH
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

Lebanon, NH
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

Lebanon, NH
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.

Dartmouth Pioneers Statistical Approach for Calculating Environmental Influences in Genome-Wide A...
August 27, 2014

Lebanon, NH
Dartmouth cancer researchers developed and tested an advanced statistical model to evaluate the genetic and environmental interactions that contribute to disease...Read more.

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