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Focus on Gastrointestinal Cancer

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 the Focus articles related specifically to gastrointestinal cancers. All Focus articles are also available.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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