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Focus on Cancer Epidemiology & Chemoprevention

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 our Cancer Epidemiology and Chemoprevention Research Program. All Focus articles are also available.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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