Data Sources and Research About Our Catchment Area

We are committed to advancing research that responds to New Hampshire and Vermont's cancer needs and health.

Our team has developed a web-based tool called the Dartmouth Cancer Center Catchment Query Portal. It presents maps and data to support our researchers in understanding cancer issues in our catchment area. It also provides curated data sources, presentations, and research about our catchment area.

If researchers need more data or maps, please contact our Catchment Area Data Specialist at

Dartmouth Cancer Center Catchment Query Portal

The Dartmouth Cancer Center Catchment Query Portal is a dynamic geoanalytic system accessible to anyone with a Dartmouth NetID. It provides catchment area data and maps, including:

  • Population-level demographics
  • Dartmouth Health Tumor Registry data by cancer type and stage
  • Population-level cancer risk factors and screening rates
  • Population-level cancer incidence and mortality data
  • Travel times to access care at Dartmouth Cancer Center locations
Catchment Query Portal screenshot
Screenshot of the Dartmouth Cancer Center Catchment Query Portal.

Questions or suggestions about the portal can be directed to

Additional data sources about our catchment area

We have also prepared a list of select national and local sources of data about our catchment area for those wanting additional details.

Presentations about our catchment area

The COE team, along with community partners and colleagues across the cancer center, have coordinated several presentations about cancer in our catchment area. Video recordings can be found here:

Dartmouth publications about our catchment area

We have selected several papers and reports about cancer and cancer risk factors in our catchment area, including some related to our four priority cancers:

  • Breast cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Melanoma cancer

These may be of particular interest to researchers who are preparing grant applications, presentations, and publications and would like to understand what is already known about our area.

If there are other publications you think should be featured here, please email

Bladder cancer

  1. Baris, D., Waddell, R., Beane Freeman, L. E., Schwenn, M., Colt, J. S., Ayotte, J. D., ... & Silverman, D. T. (2016). Elevated bladder cancer in Northern New England: the role of drinking water and arsenic. JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 108(9), djw099.
  2. Barry, K. H., Jones, R. R., Cantor, K. P., Freeman, L. E. B., Wheeler, D. C., Baris, D., ... & Ward, M. H. (2020). Ingested nitrate and nitrite and bladder cancer in Northern New England. Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.), 31(1), 136.
  3. Kwong, R. C., Karagas, M. R., Kelsey, K. T., Mason, R. A., Tanyos, S. A., Schned, A. R., ... & Andrew, A. S. (2010). Arsenic exposure predicts bladder cancer survival in a US population. World journal of urology, 28, 487-492.

Breast cancer

  1. Celaya, M. O., Rees, J. R., Gibson, J. J., Riddle, B. L., & Greenberg, E. R. (2006). Travel distance and season of diagnosis affect treatment choices for women with early-stage breast cancer in a predominantly rural population (United States). Cancer Causes & Control, 17, 851-856.
  2. Schwedhelm, T. M., Rees, J. R., Onega, T., Zipkin, R. J., Schaefer, A., Celaya, M. O., & Moen, E. L. (2020). Patient and physician factors associated with Oncotype DX and adjuvant chemotherapy utilization for breast cancer patients in New Hampshire, 2010–2016. BMC Cancer, 20, 1-13.

Cancer epidemiology

  1. Rees, J. R., Weiss, J. E., Gunn, C. M., Carlos, H. A., Dragnev, N. C., Supattapone, E. Y., ... & Peacock, J. L. (2023). Cancer epidemiology in the Northeastern United States (2013–2017). Cancer Research Communications, 3(8), 1538-1550.


  1. Rees, J. R., Weiss, J. E., Riddle, B. L., Craver, K., Zens, M. S., Celaya, M. O., & Peacock, J. L. (2022). Pediatric cancer by race, ethnicity and region in the United States. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, 31(10), 1896-1906.
  2. Ricci, A., Longacre, M., Ramesh, N., Kim, J., Burke, A., & Rees, J. (2022). New Hampshire Childhood Cancer Survivor Study: A qualitative study. Journal of Registry Management, 49(4), 198.
  3. Yim, G., McGee, G., Gallagher, L., Baker, E., Jackson, B. P., Calafat, A. M., ... & Howe, C. G. (2023). Metals and per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances mixtures and birth outcomes in the New Hampshire Birth Cohort Study: Beyond single-class mixture approaches. Chemosphere, 329, 138644.

Colorectal cancer

  1. Butterly, L. F., Siegel, R. L., Fedewa, S., Robinson, C. M., Jemal, A., & Anderson, J. C. (2021). Colonoscopy outcomes in average-risk screening equivalent young adults: data from the New Hampshire Colonoscopy Registry. Official Journal of the American College of Gastroenterology| ACG, 116(1), 171-179.
  2. Calderwood, A. H., Tosteson, T. D., Walter, L. C., Hua, P., & Onega, T. (2022). Colonoscopy utilization and outcomes in older adults: Data from the New Hampshire Colonoscopy Registry. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 70(3), 801-811.
  3. Rice, K., Sharma, K., Li, C., Butterly, L., Gersten, J., & DeGroff, A. (2019). Cost‐effectiveness of a patient navigation intervention to increase colonoscopy screening among low‐income adults in New Hampshire. Cancer, 125(4), 601-609.


  1. Gunn, C. M., Berrian, K., Weiss, J. E., Tosteson, A. A., Hasson, R. M., Di Florio-Alexander, R., ... & Rees, J. R. (2023). A population-based survey of self-reported delays in breast, cervical, colorectal and lung cancer screening. Preventive Medicine, 175, 107649.
  2. Mackwood, M. B., Tosteson, T. D., Alford-Teaster, J. A., Curtis, K. M., Lowry, M. L., Snide, J. A., ... & Tosteson, A. N. (2022). Factors influencing telemedicine use at a Northern New England cancer center during the COVID-19 pandemic. JCO Oncology Practice, 18(7), e1141-e1153.
  3. Skipper, T. A., Weiss, J. E., Carlos, H. A., Gunn, C. M., Hasson, R. M., Peacock, J. L., ... & Rees, J. R. (2023). A survey of cancer risk behaviors, beliefs, and social drivers of health in New Hampshire and Vermont. Cancer Research Communications, 3(8), 1678-1687.

Kidney cancer

  1. Cancer Incidence Report Merrimack, NH January 2023 A Summary of Data Analysis and Decision-Making (PDF). New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health Services.

Lung cancer

  1. Finley, D. J., Stevens, C. J., Emond, J. A., Batsis, J. A., Fay, K. A., Darabos, C., ... & Lyons, K. D. (2021). Potential effectiveness of a surgeon-delivered exercise prescription and an activity tracker on pre-operative exercise adherence and aerobic capacity of lung cancer patients. Surgical oncology, 37, 101525.
  2. Fleisch, A. F., Rokoff, L. B., Garshick, E., Grady, S. T., Chipman, J. W., Baker, E. R., ... & Karagas, M. R. (2020). Residential wood stove use and indoor exposure to PM2. 5 and its components in Northern New England. Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology, 30(2), 350-361.
  3. Hasson, R. M., Fay, K. A., Phillips, J. D., Millington, T. M., & Finley, D. J. (2021). Rural barriers to early lung cancer detection: exploring access to lung cancer screening programs in New Hampshire and Vermont. The American Journal of Surgery, 221(4), 725-730.
  4. Phillips, J. D., Fay, K. A., Ramkumar, N., Hasson, R. M., Fannin, A. V., Millington, T. M., & Finley, D. J. (2020). Long-Term Outcomes of a Preoperative Lung Resection Smoking Cessation Program. Journal of Surgical Research, 254, 110-117.
  5. Schiffelbein, J. E., Carluzzo, K. L., Hasson, R. M., Alford-Teaster, J. A., Imset, I., & Onega, T. (2020). Barriers, facilitators, and suggested interventions for lung cancer screening among a rural screening-eligible population. Journal of Primary Care & Community Health, 11, 2150132720930544.

Promise partnership

  1. Tosteson, A. N., Kirkland, K. B., Holthoff, M. M., Van Citters, A. D., Brooks, G. A., Cullinan, A. M., ... & Nelson, E. C. (2023). Harnessing the Collective Expertise of Patients, Care Partners, Clinical Teams, and Researchers Through a Coproduction Learning Health System: A Case Study of the Dartmouth Health Promise Partnership. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, 46(2), 127-138.
  2. Van Citters, A. D., Kennedy, A. M., Kirkland, K. B., Dragnev, K. H., Leach, S. D., Buus-Frank, M. E., ... & Tosteson, A. N. (2022). Prioritizing measures that matter within a person-centered oncology learning health system. JNCI Cancer Spectrum, 6(3), pkac037.

Prostate cancer

  1. Ghali, F., Celaya, M., Laviolette, M., Ingimarsson, J., Carlos, H., Rees, J., & Hyams, E. (2018). Does travel time to a radiation facility impact patient decision‐making regarding treatment for prostate cancer? A study of the New Hampshire state cancer registry. The Journal of Rural Health, 34, s84-s90.