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Steve Leach with colleagues

NCI Renews Comprehensive Cancer Center Designation for NCCC

The cancer center is one of only 51 centers in the United States—and the only one located outside a major urban area—to have this prestigious designation.

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Susan DiStasio, APRN, with patient

The Many Colors of Oncology Nursing

Assisting with surgeries to guiding patients through clinical research trials, Oncology nurses at NCCC all have one priority in common: exceptional care that comes out of the passion and love for their jobs.

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Coronavirus update

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health Resumes Time-Sensitive, Urgent Procedures and Appointments

Health system laying important groundwork to begin process of recovery for benefit of patients

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Joanne Conroy, MD takes notes during visit to COVID-19 Unit

Base Camp COVID: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health CEO and President Tours COVID-19 Unit

Joanne Conroy, MD, Visits the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

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colorectal polyp mapping

New AI Model Accurately Classifies Colorectal Polyps Using Slides from 24 Institutions

Dartmouth researchers have created an AI model to classify colorectal polyps on histology slides. Evaluation using 238 slides from 24 institutions across 13 US states finds that the model performs as well as practicing pathologists.

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Breast tumor cells

Discovering a Key to the Survival of Dormant Breast Cancer Cells

A common anti-diabetes drug being tested in many clinical trials as an anti-cancer agent activated fat metabolism that promoted the survival of dormant breast cancer cells, suggesting that the drug has context-dependent effects on cancer cells.

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Steven Leach, MD, Director, Norris Cotton Cancer Center

COVID-19 Video Message from Steven Leach, MD, Director, Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Steven Leach, MD, Director of Dartmouth’s and Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC) shares the special precautions the clinicians and staff at NCCC have taken to help ensure the safety of patients during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Burgundy multiple myeloma awareness ribbon

10 Things You May Not Know About Multiple Myeloma

Multiple myeloma is one of several types of blood cancer. Here are 10 things you may not know about this relatively rare cancer.

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Participants under the balloon arch at The Prouty

Where Do Prouty Donations Go? Spring, 2020

Programming machine learning for cervical cancer screening, aiding survival of cancer-fighting immune cells, and measuring clinician emotion during difficult conversations. These are just some of the new cancer research studies funded by The Prouty.

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Irwin Tendler and Lesley Jarvis

Capturing and Explaining the “Eye Flash Phenomenon”

What are the flashes of light patients report seeing during brain radiotherapy, even with their eyes closed? Norris Cotton Cancer Center scientists record this phenomenon for the first time and provide an explanation.

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