Read article – Douglas Robertson, a professor of medicine and of the Dartmouth Institute, writes a column clarifying his stance on colorectal cancer screenings. “When utilized, colorectal cancer screening works. Talk to your provider, choose a test, and, most importantly, follow through with it,” Robertson writes.
Articles by: Geisel Communications
Read article – Comments by Glyn Elwyn, a professor of The Dartmouth Institute, are cited in an article about the types of questions to ask your doctor if they recommend a surgical procedure.
Steven D. Leach, MD, director of the Dartmouth Cancer Center, is among the newly elected board members of the Association of American Cancer Institutes.
Read article – A study led by Bradley V. Watts, an associate professor of psychiatry, is mentioned in an article about the risks of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Watts’ research found that ECT is no better than other mental health treatments at decreasing suicide risk.
If you missed the live event from Saturday, you can still watch video of “It’s a Matter of Wife and Death” with Lady and Dr. Glaucomflecken (Kristin Flanary GR’11 and Will Flanary MED’13), who guided us through their lives with some laughs and lessons learned along the way.
Read article – Continued coverage of comments by Andrew D. Smith III, an assistant professor of neurology, in an article about how pregnancy affects multiple sclerosis. “Most women do not have any significant issues with childbirth,” Smith said. “However, women who have more significant neurological disability may have higher risk with childbirth.”
Read article – Douglas Robertson, a professor of medicine and of The Dartmouth Institute, is quoted in an article about colon cancer screening. “This relatively small reduction in the risk of colorectal cancer and the non-significant reduction in the risk of death are both surprising and disappointing,” Robertson said. (Picked up by The Japan Times.)
Read article – Features comments by Niveditta Ramkuma, MED ’15, ’20, ’25, in an article about her co-authored research that found that rural Black patients experienced higher odds of postoperative complications and mortality compared to non-Black rural patients. “Our findings highlight the intersectional nature of underlying disparities in colon cancer management,” Niveditta Ramkuma writes.
Read article – Features comments by Rodwell Mabaera, an assistant professor of medicine, in an article about rare symptoms of testicular cancer. “Although it can occur at any age, testicular cancer is most common in younger men between the late teenage years to age 35,” Mabaera said.
Read article – Quotes Andrea A. Hayes Dixon ’87, MED ’91, in a feature about how she has been appointed dean of the Howard University College of Medicine. When she takes office, Hayes Dixon will be the first Black woman to lead the medical school in its 154-year history. “The responsibility of educating the nation’s next generation of leaders in medicine is an enormous responsibility that I take very seriously,” Hayes Dixon said.