E-Cigarettes May Recruit Lower Risk Teens to Nicotine Use
December 15, 2014
Researchers at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center and University of Hawaii Cancer Center find that one-third of Hawaiian adolescents have tried e-cigarettes, half of whom have never used another tobacco product...Read more.
Cancer Therapy Using Specialized Apheresis Holds Great Promise
December 11, 2014
Apheresis, the simple process of drawing blood, becomes a powerful therapeutic in extracorporeal photopherisis (ECP) according to clinicians and scientists who met at the NIH State of the Science Symposium in Therapeutic Apheresis...Read more.
Low Income Kids Eat More Fruits and Vegetables When They are in School
December 11, 2014
The fruits and vegetables provided at school deliver an important dietary boost to low income adolescents, according to Meghan Longacre, PhD and Madeline Dalton, PhD of Dartmouth Hitchcock's Norris Cotton Cancer Center and The Hood Center for Children and Families...Read more.
Women with Dense Breasts Will Have to Look Beyond Ultrasound for Useful Supplemental Breast Cance...
December 09, 2014
Supplemental ultrasound screening for all U.S. women with dense breasts would substantially increase healthcare costs with little improvement in overall health, according to senior author Anna Tosteson, ScD, at Dartmouth Hitchcock's Norris Cotton Cancer Center and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. ..Read more.
Hookah Smoking Increases Risk of Subsequent Cigarette Smoking Among Adolescents and Young Adults
December 08, 2014
A team of researchers at Dartmouth College and University of Pittsburgh found respondents who had smoked water pipe tobacco but not smoked cigarettes were at increased risk of cigarette smoking two years later as recently published online in JAMA Pediatrics. ..Read more.
New Imaging Technique Identifies Receptors for Targeted Cancer Therapy
November 14, 2014
Dartmouth researchers have developed a fluorescence imaging technique that can more accurately identify receptors for targeted cancer therapies without a tissue biopsy. ..Read more.
Lung Cancer Screening with Low-Dose CT Could Be Cost Effective According to Dartmouth Study
November 10, 2014
This relatively new screening test uses annual low-dose CT scans to spot lung tumors early in individuals facing the highest risks of lung cancer due to age and smoking history...Read more.
Dartmouth Researchers Help Develop Better, Safer Way to Detect Cancer in Lymph Nodes
October 27, 2014
The team presents a new and improved method of noninvasive molecular imaging using a "dual-tracer" technique that corrects the problem of nonspecific uptake of imaging tracers that has made previous attempts at this approach clinically ineffective...Read more.
Dartmouth Study Measures Breast Cancer Tumor Response to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy
October 23, 2014
A Dartmouth study suggests that it may be possible to use Diffuse Optical Spectroscopic Tomographic imaging (DOST) to predict which patients will best respond to chemotherapy used to shrink breast cancer tumors before surgery...Read more.
Dartmouth Researchers Develop Reproducibility Score for SNPs Associated with Human Disease in GWA...
October 08, 2014
To reduce false positives when identifying genetic variations associated with human disease through genome-wide association studies (GWAS), Dartmouth researchers have identified nine traits that are not dependent on P values to predict single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) reproducibility as reported in Human Genetics on October 2, 2014...Read more.
Melanoma Risk Found to Have Genetic Determinant
September 18, 2014
A leading Dartmouth researcher, working with The Melanoma Genetics Consortium, GenoMEL, an international research consortium, co-authored a paper published today in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute that proves longer telomeres increase the risk of melanoma...Read more.
Dartmouth Research Links Genetic Mutation and Melanoma Progression
September 11, 2014
Dartmouth researchers find that the genetic mutation BRAFV600E not only secretes a protein that promotes the growth of melanoma tumor cells, but can also modify the network of normal cells around the tumor to support the disease's progression. ..Read more.
African American Women Receive Less Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy
September 09, 2014
Dartmouth researchers have found that African American women are 55 percent less likely to receive breast reconstruction after mastectomy regardless of where they received their care. ..Read more.
Bone Cancer Surgical Team Sees Success in New Application of Surgical Aid
September 08, 2014
An ortho-oncology team at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center successfully adapted a shoulder surgical aid (the Spider Limb Positioner) to conduct a left hip disarticulation on a melanoma patient...Read more.
Blue Beetle Concert Celebrates the Fab Four while Fighting Cancer
September 05, 2014
On Friday, September 19, at Freight House Hall, Tod Moses, his band Fujita 5, and top musicians come together to play some great Beatle's tunes and raise money for cancer research...Read more.
Dartmouth Pioneers Statistical Approach for Calculating Environmental Influences in Genome-Wide A...
August 27, 2014
Dartmouth cancer researchers developed and tested an advanced statistical model to evaluate the genetic and environmental interactions that contribute to disease...Read more.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center Recognized for Excellence
July 29, 2014
Becker's Hospital Review included Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in its 2014 list of "100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs."..Read more.
Scientists Test Nanoparticle "Alarm Clock" to Awaken Immune Systems Put to Sleep by Cancer
July 25, 2014
There is an expanding array of nanoparticle types being developed and tested for cancer therapy. They are primarily being used to package and deliver the current generation of cancer cell killing drugs and progress is being made in that effort...Read more.
33rd Annual Prouty Raises More Than $2.6 Million to Fight Cancer
July 12, 2014
Nearly 6,000 registered cyclists, walkers, rowers, and golfers (and 1,300 volunteers) gathered in Hanover today for The 33rd Annual Prouty, northern New England's largest charity fundraiser...Read more.
Sargent Awarded Scott M. and Lisa G. Stuart Professorship in Pediatric Oncology
June 25, 2014
Sargent is the first to be appointed to the newly established endowed professorship, which is named for the donors who have funded it with generous gifts totaling $2.5 million...Read more.
Fight Cancer Via Healthy Activity
June 23, 2014
A variety of routes-from a 3k walk to a two-day, 200-mile cycling route-offer options for people of all ages and fitness levels to participate...Read more.
Young Indoor Tanning Increases Early Risk of Skin Cancer
June 23, 2014
Dartmouth researchers have found that early exposure to the ultraviolet radiation lamps used for indoor tanning is related to an increased risk of developing basal cell carcinomas (BCC) at a young age...Read more.