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
Fighting ER+ Breast Cancer
ER+ breast cancer is especially difficult to treat because it develops a resistance to the anti-estrogen drugs usually used in treatment. A new NCCC clinical trial will test lab research that shows estrogen can induce and inhibit tumor growth.
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: