Research and Innovation

Steve Fiering lab members

From Plant Virus to Cancer Vaccine

The idea of a vaccine for cancer is not new. But there are differences between human viruses and cancer that make creation of a cancer vaccine particularly challenging.

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Vitiligo skin biopsy site

What is Behind Lasting Immune Response in Some Melanoma Survivors?

Resident memory T cells that enter a patient’s skin and blood during immunotherapy are behind the excellent and long-lasting immune responses to cancer that some survivors develop.

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Woman and child biking The Prouty

Where Do Prouty Donations Go? Winter 2021

Combining high-dose radiation therapy with immunotherapy to treat cancer, and resolving employment challenges among cancer survivors are among the newest research projects funded by The Prouty.

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FLASH beam

Piloting a FLASH Radiotherapy Beam for Treatment of Cancer

Researchers convert a standard linear accelerator used for radiation therapy, to deliver an ultra-high-dose rate beam to cancer patients “in a flash.”

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Jason Faris, MD

What Types of Early-phase Trials are Open Now at NCCC?

In this Q&A series, Jason Faris, MD details some exciting and innovating early-phase trials underway at the cancer center.

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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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Jason Faris, MD

What Are Early-Phase Clinical Trials?

In this Q&A series, Jason Faris, MD, director of the Early-Phase Trials Program at Norris Cotton Cancer Center explains what early-phase clinical trials are and why they are so important to the advancement of cancer care.

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Fastest single photon camera

Where Do Prouty Donations Go? Fall 2019

Research in therapies for drug-resistant cancers, technologies to study “guardian” proteins, adapting robotic surgery tools and the world’s fastest single-photon camera are underway, funded by The Prouty.

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Research fellows

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health to Fund $1M Annually for Dedicated Cancer Clinician Research Time

A new program will create dedicated time to assist Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health clinicians in researching causes of and cures for cancer.

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