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Cancer Currents for May 2015

Mark Israel

Each month I use this space to write you about a topic of importance to our Cancer Center. At this point, nothing is more important to sustain our work and progress in the midst of declining federal support than a successful multi-million dollar Prouty in July

It's my hope that reading these key points will inspire you to participate in The Prouty.

Getting Involved is Fun

Last year, among the research programs, Cancer Mechanisms raised the most money. With multiple teams comprised of students, postdocs, and faculty they had a great showing of overall strong support for The Prouty. They celebrated recently with a big pizza party to launch their Prouty fundraising for 2015. Nice job everyone, and thanks so much for supporting the Cancer Center.

The spirited Rubin Researchers, now renamed the Rubin Rejuvenators Team and headed by Kathy Smith, is a force to be reckoned with. They report three motivating factors. First is raising money for The Prouty. Secondly, is walking together before the event to help get them in shape. Third is the fun of getting to know more people in Rubin. "There are amazing connections made through The Prouty," Kathy said. In 2014, the team raised $7,000, and they have high hopes for this year.

The Prouty has a new and improved website that makes it simple and fast to write a short note and have it appear in your Facebook or LinkedIn feeds.

I've personally been raising money for cancer for more than 30 years, and the people I ask to help are consistent in their responses. They thank me for giving them the chance to participate. Some give more, some give less. Some aren't able to give at all. But they all thank me for asking.

Please join me, the Rubin Rejuvenators, Cancer Mechanisms, and the many others at NCCC who raise money for this great cause by getting involved in The Prouty. I'll see you there on July 11!

Mark Israel, Director

New Members of NCCC

Cancer Imaging and Radiobiology Research Program

Faramarz Samie, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Director of Mohs Surgery
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Stefan D. Holubar, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

News Releases This Month

Obese Teenagers More Vulnerable to Food-Related Television Commercials

Bald is Beautiful raises more than $27,000 for cancer patients

Early use of palliative care in cancer improves patients' lives and outcomes for caregivers

Why Vodka Red Bulls Are Bad News: Teens Drink More When Mixing Alcohol And Energy Drinks

Your Next Prescription Could Be A Genome Sequence

Study: N.H. Makes Gains In Treating Prostate Cancer

Grand Rounds

NCCC holds Grand Rounds lectures on most Tuesdays from 12 to 1 pm in the Barbara E. Rubin Building at D-H, Lebanon. Our Events for Cancer Professionals listing shows our upcoming lectures. Most lectures can be viewed live or archived.

Friends of NCCC Events

July 10
The Prouty Ultimate

July 11
The Prouty

August 16
Green Mountain Motorcycle Ride

September 6
Friends Fighting Cancer 5K