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Focus on Prostate & Genitourinary 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 prostate and genitourinary cancers. All Focus articles are also available.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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