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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.

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Dartmouth Researchers Help Develop Better, Safer Way to Detect Cancer in Lymph Nodes

Researchers from the Thayer School of Engineering, Geisel School of Medicine, and Norris Cotton Cancer Center help develop a new method of determining cancer stage and spread that is safer and potentially more accurate than conventional lymph node biopsy.

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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: