A new study, published in JAMA Network Open and involving researchers from Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine and Boston University (BU), finds that many women underestimate the importance of breast density as a risk factor for breast cancer.
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Targeting Drug-Resistant Breast Cancer with Estrogen
Dartmouth researchers achieve better long-term control of drug-resistant breast cancer growth in mice by switching between estrogen and anti-estrogen therapies.
Geisel Researchers Receive $2.1 Million Grant to Implement Shared Decision Making Collaborative for Breast Cancer Treatments
A team of researchers at Geisel, led by Glyn Elwyn, MD, PhD, MSc, has received a $2.1 million funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to develop a shared decision-making process to help women with breast cancer choose between surgical treatments.
Researchers Discover a Key to the Survival of Dormant Breast Cancer Cells
A common anti-diabetes drug being tested in many clinical trials as an anti-cancer agent activated fat metabolism that promoted the survival of dormant breast cancer cells, suggesting that the drug has context-dependent effects on cancer cells.
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.
Breast Cancer Cells Swallow a “Free Lunch” of Dietary Fat Particles from the Bloodstream
Scientists at Dartmouth’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center make a direct connection between dietary fat and cancer cell biology by showing that fat particles from the blood are taken into breast cancer cells through a novel mechanism.
New Machine Learning Method Could Spare Some Women from Unnecessary Breast Surgery
Dartmouth researchers have found a machine learning method that can predict the likelihood that a high-risk type of breast lesion is cancerous, potentially saving some women from unnecessary surgeries and overtreatment.
Potential New Surgical Options for Women with Multiple Ipsilateral Breast Cancer
A newly published collaborative national study finds that most women with two or three sites of cancer in a single breast can successfully complete breast conservation therapy rather than mastectomy.
Dartmouth Institute Receives $2M PCORI Award to Study Use of Decision Aids in Breast Cancer Treatment
A research team at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice has received a $2 million funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to conduct a research project that is likely to change the way women and their doctors make decisions about breast cancer surgery.
Barth Appointed to Dartmouth SYNERGY Clinician-Entrepreneur Fellowship
Dartmouth SYNERGY Clinical and Translational Science Institute has appointed Richard J. Barth, Jr., MD, as the first recipient of its SYNERGY Clinician-Entrepreneur Fellowship (S-CEF). The S-CEF will provide Dr. Barth with resources and dedicated time to develop and study the commercial potential of a new system to improve certain types of breast cancer surgery.