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Norris Cotton Cancer Center fosters collaborative, interdisciplinary research into the biology, causes, prevention, and treatment of cancer. Throughout its history, Norris Cotton Cancer Center scientists have made significant contributions to knowledge in these areas.

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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.

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Norris Cotton Cancer Center's scientific investigations are organized into six National Cancer Institute-reviewed Research Programs:

Research also is conducted through nationally funded Specialized Research Centers, which serve as regional or national resources for collaboration within Dartmouth and with other institutions to further cancer science in cutting-edge areas including Nanotechnology and Comparative Effectiveness Research in Cancer Imaging. The latter is supported by the interprogrammatic Office for Cancer Comparative Effectiveness Research.

More information about Norris Cotton Cancer Center research is available online in our monthly bulletin for cancer professionals, Cancer Currents.

To learn more about Norris Cotton Cancer Center and our resources for researchers, see the following sections: