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Norris Cotton Cancer Center is at the forefront of cancer research and patient care. Here, more than 300 cancer specialists and research scientists take on complex cancers that require the most innovative options and advanced technologies.

More than 250 research projects and 150 clinical trials work to unlock the mysteries of cancer and translate the latest discoveries into today's best treatments and tomorrow's possible cure.

Each year, more than 5,200 new patients with cancer, primarily from New Hampshire and Vermont, come to the Cancer Center for diagnosis and treatment, and more than 20,000 receive continuing care. Through our Regional Cancer Program, the Cancer Center works with local hospitals, physicians, nurses, and community leaders to bring its specialized care to patients in the most convenient location possible-close to home.

At the Cancer Center, our goal is to meet the needs of our patients with the highest quality treatment, research and community education possible. We are intent on making cancer, in the words of the head of the National Institute of Health, chronic, not fatal. And we're succeeding.

Facts about Norris Cotton Cancer Center:
  • One of only 40 Comprehensive Cancer Centers funded by the NCI (National Cancer Institute)
  • Garners international renown for our ground-breaking cancer research and clinical treatment facility
  • Blends first-class Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth research and teaching with outstanding Dartmouth-Hitchcock patient care in a beautiful, accessible, New England setting.