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Focus is the online newsletter for Norris Cotton Cancer Center.

News is posted as it happens, making Focus the most up-to-date source of information about the developments and people at the Cancer Center.

Below are all our Focus articles related to our cancer care, science and research, cancer prevention and education, and donors and volunteers, combined. The articles are listed in date order, most recent first.



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Fighting ER+ Breast Cancer

ER+ breast cancer is especially difficult to treat because it develops a resistance to the anti-estrogen drugs usually used in treatment. A new NCCC clinical trial will test lab research that shows estrogen can induce and inhibit tumor growth.

December 15, 2014

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Celebrate Science!

Researchers and physicians from Norris Cotton Cancer Center’s labs and clinics take a day to share and explore the ongoing behind-the-scenes-science that is changing the way we treat cancer.

December 09, 2014

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The Gift of Hope

The Ravages of cancer are all around us. Why not consider a holiday gift that will help fight this disease? A "Gift of Hope" will fund innovative cancer research, and support those patients currently struggling with cancer.

December 02, 2014

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Pediatric Bone Cancer

The first sign of something wrong was last December, when Meaghan Aubut collapsed in her high school hallway. The New Year brought a cumbersome leg brace, chemo, and surgery. Today she's moving on and planning new adventures.

November 24, 2014

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Cancer Screening for Heavy Smokers

In 2011, a 10-year nationwide study found that low-dose CT screening for those at high risk for lung cancer can save lives. Now, a new study has shown that CT screening for lung cancer, when properly implemented, can also be cost-effective.

November 11, 2014

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

Dartmouth researchers say lung cancer screening in the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) meets a commonly accepted standard for cost effectiveness as reported in the Nov. 6 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

November 10, 2014

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Volunteer to be a Hero

Seventy percent of those who need a blood or marrow transplant don’t have a family match. You could be a hero to someone with leukemia, lymphoma, or other deadly illnesses. A simple swab from inside your cheek adds you to the Be The Match Registry.

November 03, 2014

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Facing Up to Men’s Health in “Movember”

Moustache campaign supports prostate and testicular cancer patients and highlights multidisciplinary men’s health programs.

November 01, 2014

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The Breast Cancer-Body Fat Link

Studies now show that being obese or overweight can cause breast cancer in postmenopausal women. And for those who have a breast cancer diagnosis, body fat can complicate treatment and may increase risk for second cancer occurrence.

October 28, 2014

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

Researchers from the Thayer School of Engineering, Geisel School of Medicine, and Norris Cotton Cancer Center help develop a new method of determining cancer stage and spread that is safer and potentially more accurate than conventional lymph node biopsy.

October 27, 2014

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Dartmouth Study Measures Breast Cancer Tumor Response to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy

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.

October 23, 2014

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Cancer with a "Double Hit"

People with double-hit lymphoma face a grim prognosis. Cancer researchers from several centers recently collaborated on a study that will help oncologists identify the best way to treat and test for this rare and deadly cancer.

October 20, 2014

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Telling Our Stories

Some people with cancer find their illness becomes more than just "getting through" at some point. Unexpected insights and inner strengths emerge, and telling stories with words and images helps others to understand their journey.

October 15, 2014

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Researchers Develop Reproducibility Score for SNPs Associated with Human Disease in GWAS

Dartmouth researchers have identified nine traits that are not dependent on P values to predict single nucleotide polymorphisms reproducibility.

October 08, 2014

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"Inoperable" Lung Cancer Radiation

NCCC offers innovative care to patients with early stage lung cancer when there are no surgical options. Stereotactic body radiation therapy, (SBRT) a sophisticated approach to radiation delivery, helps people with inoperable lung cancer live longer lives

October 06, 2014

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Am I Dense or Not?

Few women understand the term “breast density.” Are dense breasts large and heavy or perky and young? Is it common to a certain cup size? Does it matter if you nursed? The only way to tell if you have dense breasts is with an X-ray mammogram.

September 30, 2014

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2014 Surgeon General Report

Physicians promoted "fresh" or "less irritating" cigarettes in advertisements into the 1950s—now we know tobacco smoke harms even nonsmokers. Unless things change, experts predict that 5.6 million of today’s children will die early as a result of smoking.

September 15, 2014

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African American Women Receive Less Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy

Breast reconstruction after mastectomy is associated with better quality of life and other benefits—in fact insurance coverage for reconstruction is legislatively mandated.

September 09, 2014

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Beyond Breast Cancer Treatment

Roshani R. Patel, MD developed a survivorship program to teach patients about lifestyle choices that support a cancer-free body. In the process she brought together community wellness groups, and inspired patients to support others during their journeys.

September 08, 2014

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A Climb to Conquer Cancer

Spend a day with cancer survivors, families, and motivated hikers for a fall climb that honors all who have been touched by the disease while supporting cancer research at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC).

September 03, 2014

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The Chemo Diet: When Every Calorie Counts

A diet conjures up images of low-fat foods. The "chemo diet" is all about maintaining and, in some cases, gaining weight. Chemotherapy patients eat to stay strong, yet one of the side effects of chemotherapy is that patients often lose their appetite.

August 25, 2014

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Latest Treatments, Local Care

When a tumor wrapped around her heart didn't respond to treatment, Dr. Philip Manno drew on the technology and the experience of colleagues at Norris Cotton Cancer Center to find new approaches for his patient's Hodgkin lymphoma. Now she's cancer free.

August 18, 2014

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Gifts to Open New Worlds

Generous gifts recognize the special contributions of oncology nurses by enhancing their work lives with support for conferences, lectures, and other professional activities.

August 11, 2014

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Coached Activities Help Preteen Health

A recent NCCC study shows that extracurricular activities such as coached team sports can shape healthy habits at a time in life when young people can get hooked on smoking and drinking.

August 04, 2014

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Climbing NH's Peaks to Fight Cancer

Peak by Peak, Moon to Moon: Brad Taylor began his unusual fundraiser on the day of the Strawberry full Moon, June 13, with a climb up the two Kinsman summits and ended on the full Hay Moon, July 12, at the top of Mt. Moosilauke.

July 29, 2014

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Sun Safe: Prevent Skin Cancer

Exposure to intense summer sun increases the risk of skin cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the US. Skin cancer is most curable when found and treated early—but you can prevent skin cancer with simple sun safety practices.

July 21, 2014

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33rd Annual Prouty Raises More Than $2.6 Million to Fight Cancer

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.

July 15, 2014

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Putting a Parasite to Work

From the litter box to the laboratory, a microscopic organism native to cats shows promise in treating cancer. Dartmouth researchers’ mutated strain of T. gondii reprograms the natural power of the immune system to kill cells.

July 08, 2014

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Proutying 5,000 Miles from Home

Dani Capsis Ligett did her Virtual Prouty on a Greek island, but you don’t have to be out of the country. Those unable to be in Hanover on July 12—whether for geographical or physical reasons—can fight cancer while on the road or even from home.

June 30, 2014

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Big Rig Brings a Big Message

With tomosynthesis, radiologists can distinguish harmless abnormalities from real cancers in 3-D mammograms. Invasive cancers can be detected early, and women experience fewer callbacks for false alarms.

June 17, 2014

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Prouty on the River!

Rowan Carroll co-founded Row The Prouty to bring people of all ages and fitness levels to the river that runs through the center of the event. Now rowers travel from as far as Boston, New York, and Maine to support cancer research and care at NCCC.

June 09, 2014

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Ryland's Wheel: A Circle of Life

A dying child’s love of wheeled vehicles inspired a sculptor to honor both his grandson and the large circle of people who gathered around to support the family. "Along with this unfolding tragedy was this great demonstration of people at their best."

June 02, 2014

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Writing is a Healing Force

Through expressive writing, Marv Klassen-Landis helps patients express unspoken thoughts or fears, or to uncover memories that take on new meaning and help them cope with their experience with cancer.

May 27, 2014

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The Prouty: "A Good Way to Do Good!"

Cycling and walking are still the most popular activities on Prouty day. A variety of routes—from a 3k walk recent cancer survivors can handle to a two-day, 200-mile cycling route—offer options for people of all ages and fitness levels.

May 19, 2014

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Unraveling Ovarian Cancer

By comparing the genetic makeup of ovarian tumors from two very different groups of women, researchers hope to discover what irregularities in DNA are shared because that could point to the cause of this deadly disease.

May 13, 2014

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Upper Valley Hostel

Patients and caregivers often need an affordable place to stay during hospital visits. Many say this hostel’s residential feel and quiet location offer a peace that helps them to concentrate on healing and care.

May 06, 2014

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Golf to Support Cancer Research and Care

After helping to organize Golf The Prouty last year Eileen Samor experienced first-hand the compassionate care offered at NCCC. She found incorporating patient support programs into her radiation treatment routine always made the day go better.

April 28, 2014

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Cancer Treatment: Making the Hard Choices

After a breast cancer diagnosis decisions about treatment must be made quickly. Science doesn’t always offer clear-cut answers. When patients have someone to help them ask questions and define priorities, it is often easier to decide.

April 21, 2014

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Room to Operate

MRI and CT scanners slide in and out of operating rooms on overhead rails giving surgeons real-time 3-D images of complex organs like brains and spines. Students observe from a balcony overhead. This changes everything.

April 14, 2014

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Gift to Palliative and Hospice Care

A new center will offer care for patients with life-threatening illness and extend Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s national leadership in palliative care through research, teaching, and training opportunities.

April 07, 2014

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E-cigarettes: No Smoke, No Danger?

Smokers turn to e-cigs to ease nicotine withdrawal, or to avoid harmful chemicals in tobacco smoke. But many use e-cigs in public spaces and regular cigarettes everywhere else. Quitting half-way won’t help. And we don’t know that smokeless vapor is safe.

March 31, 2014

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Large Hopes, Small Tools

Nanoparticles can slip though the lining of cancer cells and, once inside, release anti-cancer agents. Researchers are using these tiny tools to deliver heat inside cancer cells to kill them without damaging adjacent healthy cells.

March 24, 2014

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"Then It Hit Me: I have Cancer"

Laurie Mintzer fell from her bike as she trained for her first Prouty Ultimate in 2012. While healing, she found she had an aggressive cancer and was successfully treated at NCCC. She’ll ride the 2014 ultimate course celebrating 11 months cancer-free.

March 17, 2014

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Tissue-Sparing Breast Cancer Surgery

NCCC surgeons work together to offer new tissue-sparing and nipple-sparing surgery methods, same-day breast reconstruction, and follow-up care coordinated with local physicians to help women find treatment that reflects their values.

March 10, 2014

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Bedroom TVs and Youth Obesity

More than one-third of U.S. children and teens are overweight or obese. Removing that TV from your child’s bedroom is a single concrete action that you can take to help reduce your child’s risk of excessive weight gain.

March 04, 2014

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Meeting the Challenge

Bill and Jan Wesson are offering— for the third year in a row— a $10,000 matching gift challenge to donors to the Annual Fund. If you donate to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center Annual Fund today, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar.

February 24, 2014

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Why Screen for Colorectal Cancer?

Most colon cancers start out as small growths in the large intestine. A colorectal screening can find precancerous polyps early, before they become cancer. Screening can also detect cancer early when treatment is most effective.

February 17, 2014

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It's Time to Think Prouty!

Every July bikers, walkers, rowers, and golfers join together to raise money for the Norris Cotton Cancer Center. It’s time to gather teammates, start training, and organize your fundraising. Our new website all the information you need to get started.

February 10, 2014

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Is It or Isn’t It Breast Cancer?

By adding near-infrared spectroscopy to MRI, doctors can learn more about the abnormality’s oxygen level, blood flow, and lipids.

February 03, 2014

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Breathe Deep, Hold, and Save Your Heart

NCCC recently installed a real-time monitoring system that allows technicians to monitor the patient as she holds a deep breath for 20 seconds, without tubes or masks, so radiation is precisely targeted.

January 27, 2014

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A Scientific First

A scientific breakthrough may give the field of radiation oncology new tools to increase the precision and safety of radiation treatment in cancer patients by helping doctors “see” the powerful beams of a linear accelerator as they enter or exit the body.

January 20, 2014

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Art Offers a Refuge to Cancer Patients

Rich Perry brought rotating art exhibits to NCCC to offer cancer patients a contemplative refuge that might help them find perspective on their experiences. He's found that these exhibits also stimulate people to engage with each other and with life.

January 13, 2014

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Quit Smoking for Good This Time

Ninety percent of people who try to quit cold turkey can't, and for those who do quit, "slipping" is common. Accepting that slips are part of the process, and learning about addiction and nicotine replacement products can help you stay tobacco-free.

January 06, 2014

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Brussel Sprouts, Beer…and Arsenic?

Dartmouth researchers analyzed toenail clippings to measure long-term arsenic levels in the body. They found significantly increased exposure in people who regularly consume beer, white wine, Brussel sprouts, and dark meat fish.

December 20, 2013

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Next Generation Radiation Technology

Imagine aiming a radiation beam at a moving target like a lung, or a delicate area like a prostate. A new platform for our top-of-the-line linear accelerator makes these challenges easier and safer.

December 16, 2013

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Climbing Kilimanjaro

Seventeen-year-old Hannah Green is one of nine travelers who will climb Tanzania's Mt. Kilimanjaro to benefit the Norris Cotton Cancer Center. She is hiking for her dad, Mark Green, who received chemo treatments for brain cancer at NCCC.

December 09, 2013

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Cervical Cancer: Screening, Education, Hope

NCCC physicians and researchers brought information and hope to the rural village women. The data they brought back to their labs for complex analysis will provide Honduran physicians information they need to create a comprehensive national plan to fight cervical cancer in Honduras.

December 02, 2013

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The Gift of Hope

The Ravages of cancer are all around us. Why not consider a holiday gift that will help fight this disease? A "Gift of Hope" will fund innovative cancer research, and support those patients currently struggling with cancer.

November 25, 2013

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How to Stay Healthy: From a Kid's Point of View

Eat right and stay active: we know this can minimize cancer risk. Middle and high school students in Laconia, NH recently used cameras and journals to document what makes it easy (or hard) to incorporate healthy activities into their daily routines.

November 18, 2013

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In the Driver's Seat of a Wild Cancer Cell

Cancer cells misbehave by dividing and traveling to places they aren't supposed to go. A cell's DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) tells it what to do: a standard DNA sequence is well ordered and gives proper instructions. But when DNA is damaged, it can send out wrong information.

November 11, 2013

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Using a Parasite to Fight Cancer

Instead of removing tumors surgically, can we inject them with a "poison" that would cause them to destroy themselves? Scientists experiment in the lab with ways to use a common parasite in future treatment for cancer.

November 04, 2013

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Cutting-edge Cancer Care Close to Home

Cancer patients in rural regions often travel long distances for cancer care. Because of this some—especially those needing daily radiation treatments—go without treatment. We’re making it easier for patients to get high-tech cancer care close to home.

October 28, 2013

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Osteoporosis and Esophageal Cancer

Common treatments for osteoporosis (bisphosphonates like Boniva or Fosamax), prescribed to strengthen bones and reduce the risk of fracture, can irritate the esophagus in some patients. Do these drugs increase your risk for cancer?

October 18, 2013

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Breast Cancer: Not Just One Woman's Fight

Amy Austin's breast cancer diagnosis inspired her to do something to fight back. The Prouty and "Pink Night" celebrations bring her community together, showing people how to support friends and loved ones who have fought and continue to fight breast cancer.

October 14, 2013

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Radon and Cancer

You can't see or smell it, but radon gas may be entering your basement through the soil around and under the foundation. Once inside, radon binds to dust particles in the air you breathe, and can cause lung cancer.

October 07, 2013

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Using Media to Promote Healthy Behavior

Studies show that children are influenced—often in unhealthy ways—by ads using popular movie and TV characters. Dartmouth researchers want to use these marketing tactics to promote healthy behaviors.

September 23, 2013

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The Promise of 3-D Mammography

Breast density is a strong risk factor for breast cancer, but 2D mammograms don't always show small cancers growing in women with dense breasts. New cancer screening technologies make it easier to find these cancers, and also help to reduce unnecessary testing.

September 16, 2013

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Terry LeMasurier (center) walked the Prouty 3k after his stem-cell transplant at NCCC

From Cold to Cancer to "Ironman" 3K

A lingering Christmas cold turned serious and led to Terry LeMasurier's diagnosis of myeloma, an incurable but treatable cancer. After learning about stem cell transplants at NCCC, he traveled from Virginia for treatment at NCCC.

September 09, 2013

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Fast Food Advertising to Children

Marketing guidelines suggest that children's fast food advertising focus on healthy foods, not toys. But fast food ads for kids focus on movie characters, giveaways, and company branding more than ads for adults.

August 29, 2013

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High Dose Radiation: People Make it Work

A new linear accelerator targets cancer with high doses of radiation while protecting surrounding tissue, but this new technology is only as good as the people who administer it. NCCC's radiation therapists apply sophisticated technical skills while connecting with patients.

August 26, 2013

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Who Is Most Likely to Have Thyroid Cancer?

Thyroid cancer is the third fastest rising cancer diagnosis in the United States. The number of thyroid cancer diagnoses has more than tripled in the last 30 years, but the number of people who have died from the disease remains the same. Is this "thyroid cancer epidemic" due to an increase in the disease or because insurance-covered screening detects small tumors that may never cause symptoms or harm?

August 19, 2013

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Green Mountain Motorcycle Ride: In it for the distance

John and Matt Brasseur started the GMMR eleven years ago as a fundraiser to support an aunt diagnosed with cancer. Today that aunt is a breast cancer survivor, and the event has grown into an extended family of riders wanting to contribute to the fight against cancer.

August 12, 2013

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Task Force Recommends Lung Cancer Screening for Heavy Smokers

Adults with a history of heavy smoking have a new way to protect themselves from lung cancer. An independent panel of experts says low-dose CT scans save lives by finding lung cancer earlier. The opinion means low-dose CT scans could soon be offered annually to some smokers and former smokers.

August 05, 2013

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Teen Obesity and Sugary Drinks

Sugary drinks have been linked to youth obesity, and teens are drinking more of them. Are school vending machines part of the problem?

July 29, 2013

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The Prouty Sets Records

Record high number of participants and contributions for cancer research and services.

July 15, 2013

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Skin Cancer Surgery for Moles Leaves Smaller Scars

Dermatologists in Lebanon, Manchester and Keene offer Mohs micrographic surgery on squamous and basal cell carcinomas.

July 15, 2013

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No Last Hurrah in the Fight Against Cancer

Before the birth for their first child, Mara and Richard Weissmann did their first Prouty. They've come back each year for 20 years, raising money and building close friendships.

July 05, 2013

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Turning Discoveries into Treatments: Randy Noelle PhD

Geisel School of Medicine’s Randy Noelle and researchers in his lab recently discovered a protein that might be used to help the body’s immune system attack cancer tumors. He’s co-founded a company, ImmuNext, to turn his discovery into a viable treatment.

July 01, 2013

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Alcohol Movie Rating Could Help with Underage Drinking

Movies showing underage drinking, binge drinking, alcohol abuse, or drinking and driving can influence adolescent behavior. Should they be R-rated?

June 24, 2013

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Do Something to Help Fight Cancer

When someone close has cancer it's hard to know how to help. Fans of this new father will do The Prouty to help fund cancer research.

June 17, 2013

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What Do You Tell a Child about Cancer?

It's hard for a child to understand cancer. That's why an eighth grade class in VT devoted its energies to making cancer easier for kids to understand.

June 12, 2013

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Gene Mutations Contribute to Lung Cancer Risk

For people with a certain genetic pattern, even light cigarette use increases lung cancer risk, increases nicotine dependence, and makes it harder to quit.

June 03, 2013

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Is Prostate Screening Right for Me?

Statistics show that universal prostate screening may cause more harm than good for the majority of men. But what if you're in that minority percentage that could benefit? Should you take a chance?

May 28, 2013

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Art Inspires, Supports, and Gives Hope to those Fighting Cancer

For six years local artists have donated art to inspire fundraisers, give hope to patients, and support creative researchers looking for new ways to fight and treat cancer.

May 20, 2013

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Team Science helps Identify Genetic Influence in Obesity for People of African Ancestry

Genetic variations work with environmental factors to influence body size and obesity.

May 13, 2013

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Oncology Nursing: Communication, Connection, Compassionate Care

Our oncology nurses assume many roles throughout a patient’s cancer experience. They bring critical communication skills to the treatment team, and build caring relationships with patients throughout the course of their care.

May 06, 2013

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Fight Sun Exposure Risk

Outside workers worry about machines and noise more than sunscreen, but too much sun increases risk for skin cancer, the most common form of cancer in the U.S. The best way to fight back is to protect yourself from overexposure.

April 30, 2013

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New Tool Measures Secondhand Smoke

You know exposure to secondhand smoke is unhealthy. What if you had a tool to help explain the risks to well intentioned, back-porch-smoking relatives and friends?

April 22, 2013

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Honoring Cancer's many Faces. And Fighting Back.

The PSNH Power Pushers come to the Prouty to honor a friend who is fighting kidney cancer: They love to ride. They celebrate their friend’s spirit and have a good time. And they help raise funds to support research that fights cancer.

April 15, 2013

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How do I Find a Good Cancer Doctor?

If you have been diagnosed with cancer the next steps can feel overwhelming. No matter what kind of cancer you have, identifying the best treatment for your care is important: Where do you go for information? How do you find a good cancer doctor?

April 08, 2013

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Advance Care Directives: Do it for those you love

If you are unable to communicate, others are left to struggle with medical care decisions. How will they know what is the right thing to do?

April 01, 2013

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It takes a team

Location, location, location. That's the primary reason pancreatic cancer is so difficult to treat. Nestled beneath the liver, next door to the gallbladder, kidneys, and spleen, with easy access to the blood stream and lymph system--in most cases, pancreatic cancer spreads to its neighbors before it is even detected. Tackling this ticking time bomb takes a team of doctors.

March 25, 2013

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Sequestration Budget Cuts on Medical Research. Will they Hit Home?

Federally funded medical research could be cut sharply as a result of across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration. Laboratories at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Geisel School of Medicine could see a $4.6 million reduction in their research awards.

March 18, 2013

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New Research Disrupts Cancer's Feeding Cycle

Keeping cancer cells from the fat they need to grow: researchers' work brings detours from the lab… to dairy barns and gyms.

March 11, 2013

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Colorectal Cancer Can Be Prevented: Dedicated Community Outreach on CRC Screening Makes a Difference

Dartmouth outreach program helps to increase New Hampshire colorectal cancer screening rate for those over 50 to one of highest nationwide.

March 04, 2013

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From German Soccer Field to New Hampshire Wedding: volunteer firefighter thanks bone marrow donor for "gift of life"

Registering to be a bone marrow donor is easy. Your gift could save one life, and change many others forever.

February 25, 2013

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Managing Cancer Related Fatigue

For many patients cancer related fatigue can interfere with normal routines, and limit participation in activities that make life meaningful. Monitoring your fatigue levels, exercise, nutrition counseling, and lifestyle changes can help you cope.

February 19, 2013

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Preventive Cancer Screenings: Make an Informed Decision

Preventive screening for cervical, colon, and breast cancers can help spot cancer early, but some tests do have drawbacks.

February 11, 2013

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Protect Children from Third Hand Smoke Exposure

How tobacco smoke lives and lingers long after the smoke has "supposedly" cleared.

February 04, 2013

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Cancer and the Flu: Reduce Risks for those around You

For people living with cancer, valuable time may be lost because of flu complications and postponed treatment.

January 28, 2013

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Help Fight Cancer: Start a Prouty Team!

Challenge your friends and co-workers to walk, bike, row, or golf to help fight cancer.

January 21, 2013

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National Report Documents Continued Decline in U.S. Cancer Death Rates

Healthy behavior changes, better screening technologies help fight lung, breast, colon, and kidney cancer. 

January 14, 2013

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Study Evaluates Newer Treatment for Women Whose Breast Cancer Has Spread

Results from a phase III clinical trial comparing a newer chemotherapy agent called eribulin mesylate with capecitabine, a standard drug used for chemotherapy today in women with previously treated metastatic breast cancer, showed that eribulin demonstrated a trend toward improved overall survival.

January 07, 2013

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Quit Smoking for the New Year? Your Cell Phone Can Help.

People with smartphones seem to regularly check them throughout the day for email, text messages, and useful information like directions or restaurant menus. It can be like an ongoing conversation. Now one of those conversations could be a mobile health-counseling session that can help you quit smoking.

January 02, 2013

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Poetry, Meditation, and Massage. You Call That Cancer Care?

To address the physical, emotional, and social effects of cancer we offer a wide range of support services to help people cope and recover.

December 31, 2012

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Understanding and Recognizing Depression and other Difficult Emotions

You've probably felt a range of feelings during your cancer experience. You may have had these feelings at other times, too, but they may be more intense now. There are many profound losses that accompany the experience of cancer and it is normal to mourn each and every one.

December 17, 2012

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What is the Future of Microwave Technology in Diagnostic Imaging?

Norris Cotton Cancer Center has used microwave imaging to study soft tissue. But researchers asked if it can do more than detect breast tumors? Results show it may be able to measure bone density.

December 10, 2012

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What are E-Cigarettes?

In many states, they can be found at shopping mall kiosks or sold in the corner convenience store. And they are all over the Internet. The e-cigarette is here—a multi-part electronic nicotine delivery device that plugs into a wall or computer to charge instead of being lit by a match.

December 03, 2012

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The Gift of Hope

In this season of giving we invite you to support the Norris Cotton Cancer Center with a tax deductible donation.

November 26, 2012

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The Road to Recovery. Coming Together. Moving Forward.

They had driven from Keene, Nashua, Manchester, and Springfield, Vermont, for this gathering. This group of seventeen cancer survivors and spouses had never met before, but they shared a common experience of losing an esophagus to cancer.

November 20, 2012

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Blood is the Gift of Life

Forty percent of the population is eligible to donate blood, yet only 10 percent actually do. If you're a donor, what would you tell those who could donate blood - but don't?

November 09, 2012

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Popular Pain Relievers and Bladder Cancer

Duration of ibuprofen use may be related to a reduced cancer risk, especially in those with certain genetic marker.

November 05, 2012

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40th Anniversary Norris Cotton Cancer Center Scientific Symposium

To commemorate 40 years of curing cancer and caring for people, we gather as investigators to consider the future of cancer care.

October 29, 2012

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Taking It to the Streets

How one physician is raising awareness about breast cancer among refugees living in Manchester.

October 22, 2012

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Poems of Illness and Healing

On November 12th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Auditorium G, 4th floor atrium, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center will host the second annual Poems of Illness and Healing for the public. Patients, family members, and staff will read original work, sharing insight into how their lives have been touched by cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.

October 15, 2012

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Which Fish Should I Eat?

After reviewing numerous fish advisories, researchers conclude that we need simpler consumer guidelines and more stringent fish management policies.

October 15, 2012

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Detecting Breast Cancer with New 3-D Imaging Technology: Tomosynthesis

If you've never had a mammogram, or if you have the kind of tissue that can create hard-to-read images on an x-ray, we now offer a diagnostic test that you should know about.

October 08, 2012

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Healing with Art

Art has always made a difference in the healing process. Come celebrate new community art exhibits in Manchester, Nashua, and Lebanon.

October 01, 2012

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Fruit Takes on New Meaning for October

Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC) has put a yellow tint on its October breast cancer awareness efforts, a month usually draped in the color pink.

October 01, 2012

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Keeper of the Cancer Stats

How do we know if teens on the seacoast are tanning too much? Where do we turn if we suspect a cancer cluster in Bethlehem? The answers lie in the New Hampshire State Cancer Registry.

September 24, 2012

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Fast Food Access and Family Habits

When a town has no traffic lights, pizza delivery or drive-through windows... Does rural living lead to healthier eating?

September 24, 2012

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The Power of Pink

Welcome Breast Cancer Awareness Month at BJs Hooksett with NCCC to celebrate survival and honor those who offer hope, support, and love in our Community of Strength.

September 17, 2012

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From Rivers to Research

One good way to learn how to lead team-building collaboration is to tell people where the big rocks in the river are.

September 17, 2012

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Play Ball. PLEASE!

Preventing lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in this country, is a battle being fought on surprising territory—sports playing fields, silver screens, and corner stores.

September 10, 2012

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Running for a Reason in Manchester

Discover historic Manchester NH's waterfront and millyard with a pair of sneakers while raising money for local cancer services, support, and research.

September 04, 2012

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National Melanoma Symposium on Sept 22nd

For patients, their families, and people interested in exploring the critical health issues surrounding malignant melanoma.

September 04, 2012

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Your Body: Your Ally

The notion that a woman with breast cancer has to take it easy and limit her activities is being replaced by a new, more accurate image—a physically active participant in her own recovery.

August 27, 2012

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Healing Creatively

Having artists interact with patients is more than a way to channel stress and anxiety, bring catharsis, and offer diversions. The creative arts can be great healers, too.

August 20, 2012

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"Bear"ing Love with Cancer

Teddy bears arrive for pediatric oncology patients. Thanks to all who purchased daffodils from the American Cancer Society. See how flowers turn to smiles...

August 06, 2012

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A Greek Accent at The Prouty

Raising more than $100,000 for cancer research and patient support services with the help of brothers, sisters, and a water fairy.

July 30, 2012

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Lighting Up the Mind

Performing surgery to remove a brain tumor requires surgeons to walk a very fine line.

July 23, 2012

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Rate Films with Smoking "R" and Cut Smoking Onset by Teens

New Cancer Center research uncovers, for the first time, the impact of an R rating for movie smoking. And it's a big impact.

July 16, 2012

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House Call

Doctors don't make house calls anymore—or do they?

July 09, 2012

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It’s Time to Prouty!

Celebrating its 31st year, The Prouty Bike, Walk, Row Against Cancer event offers its 5,000+ participants and 1,100 volunteers a way to make a difference in the fight against cancer while doing something good for themselves.

July 05, 2012

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Making the Case for Funding Cancer Research

"Cancer researchers from all over the world come here to New Hampshire to be part of Norris Cotton Cancer Center because we are a leader in cancer prevention and control research," says Mark Israel, MD, Director of the Cancer Center.

June 28, 2012

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New CT Scan for Lung Cancer Screening Debuts at Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Thanks to research conducted at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center, smokers can now take an active role in making decisions about their long-term health.

June 27, 2012

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The Prouty Wants You!

What do Prouty Volunteers do?

June 18, 2012

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The Horseman and the Chess Player

Despite wildly different backgrounds, two Norris Cotton Cancer Center oncologists share considerable common ground as North Country doctors.

June 11, 2012

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Walk The Prouty!

Walking The Prouty is a 20-year tradition that is an opportunity to enjoy a more meditative way to fight cancer.

May 29, 2012

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A Stitch in Time with Cancer Research

Upon approaching Lilian Kabeche's desk in the Duane Compton lab in the Remsen research building at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, the first thing that a visitor notices is the bubblegum pink lab coat hanging from her chair.

May 29, 2012

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Stay Safe on Sunny Days

As welcome as Spring's sunshine and longer days are, they also carry a cancer risk.

May 21, 2012

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Buy Me Some Peanuts and Cancer Research

How often can you take yourself out to the ballgame and support cancer research at the same time?

May 21, 2012

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Sifting Through "Junk" for Colorectal Cancer Clues

Two Cancer Center researchers at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth have helped to identify switches that can turn on or off genes associated with colorectal cancer.

May 17, 2012

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The Unique Boutique

Branching off from the sleek, clean entrance hallway to Norris Cotton Cancer Center's satellite facility in St. Johnsbury, Vt., is a space devoted to a remarkable, unique store: The Circle of Care Boutique.

May 14, 2012

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Helping Women Help Themselves

One of the most satisfying aspects of Tracy Onega's work with the New Hampshire Mammography Network (NHMN), she says, is creating an opportunity for the women of New Hampshire to feel like they are contributing to a significant public-health outcome.

May 07, 2012

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Brain Imaging May Predict Appetite for Junk Food

At a time when obesity has become epidemic in American society, Dartmouth scientists have found that functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) brain scans may be able to predict weight gain.

April 30, 2012

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Running for a Lifetime—and for Cancer

Residents of southern New Hampshire have a running opportunity to support Norris Cotton Cancer Center on May 5 at the Total Image 5K/10K Road Race.

April 16, 2012

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Sharing a Difficult Decision

When a patient first walks into Martha Travis-Cook's cozy and quiet office, they're often in a state of shock.

April 09, 2012

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Annual Cancer Report Highlights Continued Decreasing U.S. Cancer Mortality

Good news from a consortium of organizations led by the National Cancer Institute and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Death rates from all cancers combined for men, women, and children continued to decline in the United States between 2004 and 2008, according to the newly released Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2008.

April 02, 2012

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Can a Cancer Drug Combo Be Too Effective?

Even so, a new drug combination offers "real potential" in leukemia therapy, says Alan Eastman, PhD.

March 26, 2012

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Surgeon General Cites Cancer Center Studies in New Youth Smoking Report

It's shocking. Every day, more than 1,200 people in the United States die from smoking-related causes—more than 440,000 Americans every year.

March 19, 2012

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A Doctor—and a Life—Saved by a Colonoscopy

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month—a national movement to increase awareness and education about colorectal cancer and to spread the message that colorectal cancer is preventable, treatable, and beatable if detected early.

March 12, 2012

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Radiation Research Aims to Improve Disaster Response

Researchers at Dartmouth-Hitchcock have been working to perfect an easy-to-use, reasonably portable dosimeter to detect levels of radiation in teeth and nails in the event of a nuclear disaster.

March 05, 2012

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Video Gets to the Bottom of Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is deadly—it is, in fact, the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States, after lung cancer. But it is also one of only a few cancers that can be prevented through the use of screening tests. Literally, screening tests can save lives.

February 27, 2012

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Alcohol in Movies Influences Young Teen Habits

Young teens who watch a lot of movies featuring alcohol are twice as likely to start drinking as their peers who watch relatively few such films, reveals new research from Norris Cotton Cancer Center.

February 21, 2012

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He Knows What It Means to Miss New Orleans

When the first evacuation call came, Sujal Shah did what most doctors would do—he remained in the hospital with patients who were left behind.

February 13, 2012

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A Glimmer of Hope Against Pancreatic Cancer

Cancer Center researchers test a new screening protocol that offers hope that deadly pancreatic cancer will soon be caught earlier rather than later.

February 06, 2012

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Caring with a Helping Hand

Palliative care refers to a comprehensive approach to easing suffering and improving quality of life for individuals and their families when faced with advanced or life-threatening illness.

January 30, 2012

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Prouty Registration Opens for 2012

Get ready to Prouty! Registration for the 2012 Prouty—the bike, walk, and row event hosted by Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center that brings much-needed funding to support research and patient services at the Cancer Center—has opened.

January 23, 2012

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Rolling for Breast Cancer

Quick feet—and fast knees, muscular hips, and jabbing elbows—will compete to support the Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center when the Great View Roller Rink in Enfield, N.H., hosts "The Great Derby Social" on January 28-29, 2012.

January 16, 2012

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The Cancer Center's Nashua Grand Opening

January 16, 2012, marks a big day for Norris Cotton Cancer Center, when Dartmouth-Hitchcock's new facility in Nashua, N.H., officially opens.

January 10, 2012

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Picturing Healthy Living

Collaborating with Norris Cotton Cancer Center researcher Anna Adachi-Mejia, PhD, students and residents of Woodsville, NH, utilized an innovative kind of photo-journalism to record their ideas about healthy ways to live to minimize the risk of cancer.

January 03, 2012

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Fast Food in the Movies

Kids are getting an eyeful of positive fast-food impressions every time they go to the movies.

December 26, 2011

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40 Years After the National Cancer Act

Forty years ago, President Richard Nixon signed the National Cancer Act, creating a nationwide program to fight cancer. Cancer Center director Mark Israel, MD, spoke to VPR about the progress that has been made since.

December 20, 2011

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Gifts of Love and Hope

In this season of giving we invite you to support Norris Cotton Cancer Center with a tax-deductible donation.

December 19, 2011

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Cancer Center Researchers Cited for Major Advances in 2011 by ASCO

Research by members of Norris Cotton Cancer Center has been cited by the American Society of Clinical Oncology as noteworthy advancements in 2011 in the effort to improve cancer treatment and prevention.

December 16, 2011

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Touching Patients, Touching History

There aren't many country doctors anymore, especially doctors who can remember Ernest Tubb singing the lonesome cowboy blues for crowds of dusty farmers—and who can tell a patient when radiation is the right treatment for cancer and when it isn't.

December 14, 2011

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Two Cancer Center Researchers Named AAAS Fellows

Two members of Norris Cotton Cancer Center's research team have been selected as 2011 fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society and the publisher of the journal Science.

December 09, 2011

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Across the Border

The Blood & Marrow Transplantation Program reaches out to blood cancer patients and doctors in Maine.

December 06, 2011

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Rice Evaluated as Source of Fetal Arsenic Exposure

New Dartmouth research underscores concerns about arsenic levels in rice and risks for pregnant women.

December 05, 2011

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Cancer, the Flu, and You

Living with cancer increases your risk for complications from influenza ("flu"). If you have cancer now or have had cancer in the past, you are at higher risk for complications from the seasonal flu or influenza, including hospitalization and death.

November 28, 2011

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A Question of Family—and Cancer

Why do certain kinds of cancers evidently appear generation to generation in certain families? The Familial Cancer Program offers family history analysis, risk assessment, screening and prevention recommendations, genetic counseling, and genetic testing.

November 23, 2011

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State Prostate Cancer Coalition Funds Cancer Center Research

A coalition of "average guys just trying to make a difference" commits to funding key research.

November 22, 2011

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Dartmouth Researchers Identify a New Pioneer Factor

Cancer Center researchers have discovered that the presence of a novel pioneer factor (PBX1) in breast cancer cells can direct the response to estrogen.

November 18, 2011

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Five Keys for Quitting Smoking

Studies have shown that these five steps will help you quit and quit for good. You have the best chances of quitting if you use them together.

November 14, 2011

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Treating Brain Tumors

By implementing and studying small tests of changes, Norris Cotton Cancer Center's Neuro-Oncology Program's quality improvement team increased fulfillment of its indicators from 66% to 91% between 2010 to 2011.

November 10, 2011

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The Next Generation to Look for a Cure

Dartmouth students learn the ins and outs of being a cancer researcher as part of a new organization seeking to attract bright young minds to the field.

November 07, 2011

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Home Treatment for Constipation

Home treatment may be all that is needed to treat constipation caused by cancer, pain medicine, inactivity, or the side effects of chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

October 31, 2011

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Dartmouth Receives $6.1M Women's Breast Cancer Grant

A new Breast Cancer Screening Center will develop and test new informational tools to help women understand the benefits of screening.

October 24, 2011

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New $11M Biomedical Collaborative Grant for the Cancer Center

A new Center of Biomedical Research Excellence at Dartmouth networks with several of New England's most important educational institutions.

October 18, 2011

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Men: Discuss PSA Testing with Your Doctor

New federal draft guidelines issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) that question the necessity of PSA testing for prostate cancer in men should be assessed by men in discussion with their physicians.

October 11, 2011

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From Bench to Bedside and Back Again

After more than 10 years of work, a Cancer Center research team has found a very promising drug combination therapy for lung cancer patients.

October 11, 2011

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Cultivating Presence

Palliative care programs are rethinking their purpose to create better opportunities for patients and their caregivers to accept their illnesses with grace and peace of mind and heart.

September 19, 2011

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Finding Answers in Clinical Research

A conversation with Marc Ernstoff, MD, the Cancer Center's new Associate Director for Clinical Research.

September 19, 2011

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A Profile of Susan Whelihan, Artist and Friends Program Manager

Ever since Susan Whelihan's father gave her a Strathmore drawing pad and "a fancy set of scented markers" when she was in third grade, art has been, she says, "a significant part of my life and identity."

August 27, 2011

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An Investment in Promise

Cell biologist Jamie Moseley was recently selected as the recipient of a very competitive research award administered by the Pew Charitable Trusts.

June 14, 2011

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Rural Mothers and Exercise

A new Cancer Center study found that rural mothers perceive specific internal barriers to being adequately physically active.

April 28, 2011

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Looking for Mastectomy Alternatives

Dartmouth cancer researchers Michael Sporn, MD, and Karen Liby, PhD, continue their research into promising new agents for preventing ER-negative breast cancer.

April 27, 2011

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A Numbers Game

"The question policymakers have to ask themselves is, 'Who would benefit the most screening?' It’s easy to say, 'Everyone,' but in an era of limited resources that’s not a useful answer." – Samir Soneji, PhD

April 26, 2011

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Meeting the Challenges to Colorectal Cancer Screening

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common causes of cancer deaths, but it's also one of the few cancers that can be prevented.

April 25, 2011

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A Surgeon's Personal Call to Cancer Care

Patients connect with Stefan Holubar, MD, and he connects with them, in the exclusive bond of shared experience.

April 20, 2011

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The First Steps toward an Anti-Tumor Vaccine

New research headed by Richard Barth, MD, points the way toward creating personalized vaccines that one day may help patients with colorectal cancer develop an immune response against their own tumors.

April 15, 2011

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The Cancer Collaborators

Dartmouth is known for its innovative interdisciplinary research, and Norris Cotton Cancer Center is often the bridge-builder of exciting, collaborative science.

April 10, 2011

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Help for Kids Fighting Cancer

"Even when you're happy and safe with a loving family, you can't be fully content when there are so many others suffering and wanting in your midst," says Lisa Stuart, who lives with her husband, Scott Stuart, and their four children in Greenwich, Ct. "We've been given a lot. We should give back."

December 02, 2010

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Friends Volunteer Spotlight: Gretchen Fairweather and Kilborn Church

The Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center is pleased to honor the volunteers who come to the Cancer Center on a weekly basis. These volunteers give of their time and talents to make the lives of our patients as pleasant as possible.

October 28, 2010

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Research Links HPV Infection to Increased Risk for Skin Cancer

A research team led by the Cancer Center's Margaret Karagas, PhD, has found that people with several skin types of human papillomaviruses were more likely to develop certain skin cancers compared to people with no HPVs.

October 27, 2010

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New Study Helps Explain Protein Function in Tumor Cell Growth

New research from the Cancer Center helps explain why the Myc protein, found in the nucleus of cells and crucial to the function of cell division, sometimes reaches elevated levels that cause it to be an agent in the growth of cancerous tumors.

October 26, 2010

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"A Tremendous Opportunity"

The New Hampshire Colorectal Cancer Screening Program aims to increase CRC screening to 80% of the state's residents age 50 and older by 2014.

October 25, 2010

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Pitching Prevention

The Cancer Center's Telisa Stewart, MPH, DrPH, teaches youngsters, as well as adults, that a day in the sun is a beautiful thing but that if kids aren't protected, it can also be dangerous.

October 20, 2010

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Learning to Look

A museum and an examination room both reward close, thoughtful, thorough observation. In one lives are enhanced, in the other lives may be saved.

October 15, 2010

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Close to Home

The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center hub may be at Dartmouth Medical School and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, but the Cancer Center's true home is its broad area of care across multiple states and regionsregions—New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, northwestern Massachusetts, and parts of western New York state.

October 10, 2010

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Unlocking the Genetics of Cancer

For more than 30 years, Ken and Carol Weg have been on the front lines of cancer treatment and prevention, both personally and professionally. That commitment has taken many forms, one being their recent gift to support cancer genetics research at Norris Cotton Cancer Center.

August 31, 2010

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Places Remembered

Artists, travelers, and partners, painter Henry Isaacs and graphic artist Lisa DeFrancis saw the world as a series of intriguing images and locations.

July 30, 2010

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The Building Blocks of a Cure

"We want to know everything about the types that resist chemotherapy so that we can raise the cure rate for all types of leukemia," says Patricia Ernst, PhD.

July 25, 2010

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He Gave Me My Life

A remarkable journey and partnership for two men.

July 20, 2010

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Dedicated to Care and Success

Cancers of the blood, marrow, and lymph nodes—the various leukemias, lymphomas, and myelomas that together are called hematological malignancies—can be stealth diseases.

July 15, 2010

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By the Numbers

Medical consumers face an increasingly dense thicket of statistical claims about medicines, procedures, and tests.

July 10, 2010

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Breast Cancer "Conquerors" Enjoy Serious Fun

Happy hour at Molly's Restaurant in Hanover. Most of the nine women gathered at the long, rectangular table order margaritas, only two dollars a drink. "You can't beat the price," one of them laughs. In fact, there is a lot of laughter among this group of friends, teachers, moms, writers, grandmas, businesswomen, and sisters in life experience. They have dubbed themselves TGIF—thank goodness for Fridays, and Mondays, and every day of life after cancer.

June 04, 2010

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Small Foundations, Big Impacts

The support of small private foundations is felt throughout Dartmouth Medical School and Dartmouth-Hitchcock—in education, research, patient care, and community outreach. Their grants may be relatively small, but their impact can be huge.

May 21, 2010

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Fueling Research to Solve the Problems

If you happen to be in the DHMC parking lots in the wee hours, you'll see lights beaming out of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center and Borwell research labs.

April 27, 2010

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The Comfort Behind the Care

Support services are an integral part of the comprehensive patient-and family-centered approach that is the cornerstone of care at Norris Cotton Cancer Center.

April 20, 2010

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Disrupting the Pathways to Cancer

Our cells communicate with each other along pathways using the language of chemical signals.

April 15, 2010

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Fighting Cancers with "T" Cells

Imagine a cancer treatment made from particles so small, they fit through the pores in capillary walls and can be readily engulfed by cells.

April 10, 2010

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The Prouty: Always More than a Bike Ride

"One of the reasons I do the Prouty," says Alfred Griggs,"is that I find on my early spring training rides I have a chance to think about family and dear friends who've had cancer. This is what probably means the most to me, as it just gives me some time alone, getting ready for the Prouty, and thinking about why I do it."

March 31, 2010

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Part of the Possibility

On meeting Cindy Carroll one might be tempted to describe her as petite. She's slight of build and just over five feet tall. Talk to her for any length of time, however, and that impression quickly changes.

October 20, 2009

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New Director of Nursing at Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Dorothy Dulko, PhD, APRN, stresses that in a field as complex as oncology, at a time of rapid innovation, continuing education and professional development are critical to delivering quality cancer care.

October 15, 2009

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Nanoparticle Therapy: Promising New Directions in Ovarian Cancer Treatment

Imagine a cancer treatment made from particles so small, they fit through the pores in capillary walls and can be readily engulfed by cells.

October 10, 2009

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Bringing Advanced Care to Our Communities

The Familial Cancer Program offers family history analysis, risk assessment, screening and prevention recommendations, genetic counseling, and genetic testing.

July 10, 2009

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Advances in Research

Barbara Conradt, PhD, studies apoptosis in Caenorhabditis elegans, a tiny roundworm that has taught scientists much of what they know about the way cell death works in humans.

January 25, 2009

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Looking for Cancer's Fingerprint

Doctors, like detectives, rely on clues. When cancer is suspected, it's important to have as much information as possible in order to make the correct diagnosis and prescribe the best treatment plan.

January 20, 2009

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Interdisciplinary Pancreatic Cancer Clinic

Gastroenterologist Timothy Gardner, MD, wants to speed the treatment timeline for people newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

January 15, 2009

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Murray Korc: Putting Principles into Practice

As both a physician and a scientist, Murray Korc, MD, strives to bring new treatments from the lab bench to the hospital bed.

January 10, 2009

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Interdisciplinary Liver Tumor Clinic

The Interdisciplinary Liver Tumor Clinic at Norris Cotton Cancer Center is the only clinic of its kind in New Hampshire.

April 27, 2008

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Survivorship Clinic Reaches Out

An innovative new Survivorship Clinic at Norris Cotton Cancer Center is reaching out to cancer survivors, and addressing a myriad of immediate and long-term issues related to cancer.

April 26, 2008

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Advances in Research

According to Tracy Onega, PhD, "African Americans with cancer are less likely to receive the recommended therapy and are about 20% less likely to be alive at the end of three years."

April 25, 2008

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New Vitamin May Relieve a Painful Problem

A pill to protect against nerve damage is a long ways off, but such a drug might also be able to protect against development of other neurodegenerative diseases.

April 20, 2008

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Care That Matters

Diagnosed with peripheral T-cell lymphoma a few years ago, Russell Nelson of Bedford, New Hampshire, began seeing hematologist Marc Gautier, MD, at Norris Cotton Cancer Center.

April 15, 2008

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Clinical Research Nurses

When Sara Simeone, RN, talks to a patient about entering a clinical trial, she has one overriding concern—the patient's well-being.

April 10, 2008

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