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Solving the Dilemmas of Detection and Delivery

When something goes awry in the brain, the consequences are often devastating. But neuromodulation—the use of stimulating electrical signals or miniscule devices to alter the way the nervous system functions—is opening new horizons in neurological healing. Arti Gaur, PhD, assistant professor of neurology at the Geisel School of Medicine and […]

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Prolonging Health in Babies with Cystic Fibrosis

“Newborn babies with CF are often indistinguishable from other newborns and are beautiful, healthy babies,” explains Juliette Madan MED ’00, MS, an associate professor of epidemiology and pediatrics at the Geisel School of Medicine and a neonatologist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. The complications arise within the first weeks and months of life. […]

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Taking on Cystic Fibrosis

Seventeen years ago, Sam Neff began receiving care for his cystic fibrosis (CF) at Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Manchester, New Hampshire, clinic—90 miles south of the main medical center. At the time, his parents didn’t know they were accessing a renowned team of physicians, nurses, scientists, and health-system researchers, all working toward a […]

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Mutations, Medications, and Persistence

Matching patients’ genetic profiles with effective treatments requires a highly skilled team of scientists and caregivers, a state-of-the-art pathology lab, and a willingness to chart a new course when needed. Two years ago, VitaMarie “Vivi” Torres was diagnosed with metastatic pancreatic cancer and told she probably had 6-12 months to […]

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A Dartmouth Student Takes On CF

  Dartmouth College undergraduate Sam Neff D ’21 fights cystic fibrosis (CF) every day by following a strict treatment regimen, by contributing to CF research in Geisel’s Lung Biology Center, and by participating in a clinical trial at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. “I think there could be a cure to CF in my […]

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Dartmouth + Innovation + Cancer

Dartmouth’s Cancer Center is a core component of Geisel’s Interaction campaign and of Dartmouth College’s The Call to Lead campaign. Watch the videos below to learn how the Cancer Center is advancing cancer prevention and treatment. Read more about Dartmouth’s Cancer Center. Prevent. Cure. Innovate – A message from Dr. Steven […]

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Stopping Diseases Before They Start

Numerous serious afflictions that strike us in adulthood—such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and immune system disorders—have roots that stretch back to childhood. These roots are anchored in genetics and fed by the environment. But how do genetics and environment combine to impact health? And exactly how […]

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Culture Drives Innovation and Improves Cancer Care

Surgeons love to fix things. Often that means removing a tumor or repairing a joint. But for surgical oncologist Richard Barth, MD, that also means improving the entire approach for one of the most common surgeries he does: lumpectomy, removing a tumor while leaving the breast intact.  Approximately one in […]

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Harnessing Immunity to Revolutionize Disease Treatments

“Immune cells are good at recognizing things that are really different,” explains Geisel immunologist Charles Sentman, PhD. “But tumors are basically normal cells that grow too much, so they don’t look that different to our immune system.” To solve this problem, Sentman and his collaborators at the Geisel School of […]

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