Distinguished Lectures

Norris Cotton Cancer Center Distinguished Lectures are intended to expand the body of knowledge and enrich perspectives on problems related to cancer. Lectures are offered throughout the year and are led by eminent guest speakers and intellectual leaders in cancer fields. Students, faculty, and the community are welcome to attend these lectures.

David B. Kaner Memorial Lecture

Established by The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth in 1974 in memory of David B. Kaner by his family and friends, this lecture brings together distinguished guests in the fields of surgery and oncology.

Review the archives page for a full list of past lecturers.

About David B. Kaner

David B. Kaner (1944-1974) graduated summa cum laude from the University of Michigan, received his MD degree from Wayne State Medical School, and began a surgical internship in 1972 at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital.

In October 1973, David was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia, which he valiantly fought for the next ten months. During this period, he was accepted into the Ophthalmologic Residency Program at the Mayo Clinic, where he planned to begin working after completing his surgical training.

However, after an all-too-short remission, David died in August of 1974. By all standards, David's life of 30 years was a tragically short one and yet he lived each day to the fullest. His gentle manner, concern for others, and commitment to his profession were felt by all whose lives he touched. The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth is honored to have this Memorial Lectureship in tribute to his memory.

Marilyn K. Bedell Distinguished Lecture in Oncology Nursing

Marilyn Bedell retired from her position of Inpatient Nursing Director of Hematology & Oncology and Associate Director for Oncology Nursing at Dartmouth's Norris Cotton Cancer Center in January 2007. The Cancer Center established the Marilyn K. Bedell Distinguished Lecture in Oncology Nursing to honor the exemplary leadership she showed over the course of 35 years of caring for patients with cancer at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

The Bedell Lecture brings distinguished guest speakers to the Cancer Center each year to address relevant trends and future directions in oncology nursing.

Review the archives page for a full list of past lecturers.

Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center Distinguished Lecture in Cancer Science

The Friends Distinguished Lecture in Cancer Science brings eminent intellectual leaders in the fields of cancer basic sciences to Norris Cotton Cancer Center to enrich perspectives on the problems of cancer for students, faculty, and the community at large.

This Distinguished Lecture is made possible through the generosity and strong commitment of participants in the Prouty Century Ride & Challenge Walk each year.