Now poised to lead the next life-saving innovations in cancer treatment, and with the leadership of Steven D. Leach, MD, the Cancer Center's strategic vision will:
- Radically expand access to existing and new immunotherapies
- Pioneer the field of cancer prevention through a precision medicine approach
- Expand an entrepreneurial biotech ecosystem that rapidly delivers the most promising discoveries to the marketplace
The Byrne Family Cancer Research Institute will serve as a central hub of research activity for these three critical areas and will be achieved in a two-phase philanthropic investment strategy over the next decade.
The Byrne Family Cancer Research Institute engages the collaborative core of the academic medicine research enterprise by forging deeper connections between:
- Dartmouth Health
- Geisel School of Medicine
- Thayer School of Engineering
- Tuck School of Business
- Guarini School for Graduate and Advanced Studies
- Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship
- Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy
- A diverse range of liberal arts expertise at Dartmouth College
Powering innovation into impact
We imagine that as Dartmouth Cancer Center – one of only 53 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation – enters its sixth decade, the Byrne Family Cancer Research Institute will make several impactful differences in cancer care within this decade:
- We will reduce the percentage of people in our region who die from cancer.
- One or more additional, Dartmouth Cancer Center-created, revolutionary treatments for cancer will enter into clinical trials.
- Research from Dartmouth Cancer Center will inform best practices in rural cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment in our region and across the nation.
- Dartmouth Cancer Center will be among the top three entrepreneurial cancer centers as measured by NCI SBIR/STTR awards and innovations launched into market.
- The dynamism and quality of the research enterprise will heighten Dartmouth Cancer Center's ability to recruit talented faculty and researchers, adding to the Upper Valley's economic and community vitality.