Focus on Cancer Control
Below are all the Focus articles related specifically to our Cancer Control Research Program. All Focus articles are also available.
March 04, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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February 04, 2013
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
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
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
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
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
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
December 26, 2011
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
October 24, 2011
A new Cancer Center study found that rural mothers perceive specific internal barriers to being adequately physically active.
April 28, 2011
April 26, 2011
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