Research Programs

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Norris Cotton Cancer Center is a world leader in cancer prevention and control research, seeking to identify nutritional, environmental, and lifestyle factors that may cause cancer. We help patients understand their cancer risk and work to prevent cancer-causing behaviors, such as tobacco use by children.

Focus on Science & Research

Telomere Length Predictive of Lung Adenocarcinoma

An unprecedented large study led by Brandon Pierce, PhD with Jennifer A. Doherty, PhD, provides compelling evidence that long telomere length increases the risk of lung adenocarcinoma.

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In concert with this research, our scientists are developing new drugs to stop cancers in the very earliest stages of growth. Our search for more effective ways to diagnose breast cancer includes devising new screening technologies. A growing area of research is directed at improving the quality of life for patients with cancer.

Our research programs include: