Latest News

Annual Poster Presentation Night

Annual Poster Presentation Night

A snow squall couldn’t get in the way of the Geisel community coming out to support second-year medical students presenting their summer research at the ninth annual “Geisel School Research Poster Presentation Night” on January 8th at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. View the gallery of photos from the event.

Scientists Capture for First Time, Light Flashes from Human Eye During Radiotherapy

Scientists Capture for First Time, Light Flashes from Human Eye During Radiotherapy

People have long reported seeing flashes of light during brain radiotherapy. Until now, no one has been able to capture evidence of this sensation in humans, and only theory, models, and speculation exist to explain it. Scientists at Dartmouth’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center, for the first time, have not only caught real-time observation of this phenomenon, but explain how the light is produced in the eye when radiation passes through it. 

Photo: National Cancer Institute (https://www.cancer.gov).

Scientists Learn What Women Know—and Don’t Know—About Breast Density and Cancer Risk

A new study by scientists at Dartmouth’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center and the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice conducted focus groups with women in three different states to learn what they did and did not know about breast density, in general and their own. The study found that women had varying knowledge. What they all had in common was a strong desire to learn more.