Research and Innovation

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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Researchers meeting

Modernizing Cancer Care with Machine Learning

Dartmouth researchers are leading the way on cutting-edge computer technologies that could provide clinicians with great new tools for cancer screening, diagnosis, prognosis and more.

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Jennifer Shell at lab table

Where Do Prouty Donations Go? Spring, 2019

Studies on post-weight-loss surgery diets, access to health insurance and a particular vitamin’s valuable action in cancer treatment are underway thanks to research funds raised at the 36th Prouty.

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Breast imagery

New Machine Learning Method Could Spare Some Women from Unnecessary Breast Surgery

A new machine learning method can predict the likelihood that a high-risk type of breast lesion is cancerous, potentially saving some women from unnecessary breast surgeries and overtreatment.

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Arminja Kettenbach

Where Do Prouty Donations Go? Fall 2018

Norris Cotton Cancer Center researchers begin five new pilot research projects funded by money raised at the 37th annual Prouty.

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The Quinn family with NCCC director Steven Leach, MD

Spurring Innovation in Cancer Research

A gift from the Quinn family launches a new program at Norris Cotton Cancer Center that supports investigators working to transition promising drugs and devices from the laboratory to clinical use.

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