Patient Stories

Learn about our patients and the patient care provided by the Comprehensive Breast Program.

BCL innovation team

Innovation research with the Breast Cancer Locator

In this video, breast surgeon Richard J. Barth, Jr., MD, shows how and why the invention of the Breast Cancer Locator solves a common problem.

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George Zanazzi and Courtney Stevens

American Cancer Society Research Day at Dartmouth Cancer Center

Dartmouth Cancer Center and American Cancer Society Research Day recognizes the impact of research funded by ACS.

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Judy Csatari, Lanni West, Michelle Chadburn, Cindy Bolduc and Patti Friedman stand from left to right holding large check.

Cancer survivors present donation check to Dartmouth Cancer Center

Fit Body Boot Camp raised over $3,000 for donation

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Linda Vahdat, MD

How are breast cancer drugs discovered and approved to treat patients?

Linda T. Vahdat, MD, MBA, discusses what it takes to get new cancer drugs approved for patients.

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Janette Coombs, Nick, Annie Aquila

Fueling cars and kindness from patient to patient

A project started by Dartmouth Cancer Center patient Janette Coombs as a way to involve her son, Nicholas, has flourished into a meaningful mission that brings relief to many other patients.

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Gary Schwartz

Using estrogen to treat breast cancer

In this video, Gary N. Schwartz, MD, and Todd Miller, PhD explain one of several breast cancer clinical trials they are leading.

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Rebecca Smith and Anna Tosteson

New study examining women’s breast density knowledge suggests opportunities for improvement

A Dartmouth Cancer Center and Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium study highlights a need for more effective breast density notification and for tools to engage women in understanding their personal breast cancer risks and screening options.

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Canine veterinary patient

Treating Deadly Breast Cancer with a Plant Virus-based Immunotherapy

Newly patented plant virus-based immunotherapy could bring new options for inflammatory breast cancer patients.

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Richard J. Barth Jr., MD, Keith D. Paulsen, PhD, and Venkat Krishnaswamy, PhD.

New Hampshire Cancer Researchers’ Breast Cancer Surgery Innovation Wins Coveted Award

New breast cancer surgery innovation based on Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center and Dartmouth research and in development by CairnSurgical, Inc., is voted New Hampshire Tech Alliance 2021 Product of the Year.

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Richard J. Barth, Jr., MD, Keith D. Paulsen, PhD

New Hampshire Tech Alliance Product of the Year Finalist: Breast Cancer Locator

The Breast Cancer Locator is a finalist in the New Hampshire Tech Alliance's Product of the Year; winner to be chosen by audience members and judges October 28th.

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