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Researchers Investigate Molecule, VISTA, Which Keeps the Immune System Quiet Against Cancer

Researchers Investigate Molecule, VISTA, Which Keeps the Immune System Quiet Against Cancer

Researchers led by Dartmouth’s and Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center are studying a valuable target in regulating the immune response in cancer and autoimmunity. VISTA is a tempering molecule that hinders T cells in the immune system from activating against self-antigens such as cancer cells. Their new publication describes how VISTA controls T-cell responses.

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. 

Bruce Riddle Recognized by Cancer Registry Community

Bruce Riddle Recognized by Cancer Registry Community

Bruce Riddle, PhD, MA, an instructor in epidemiology at Geisel, has received the Constance L. Percy Award for Distinguished Service from the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR), the umbrella organization of central registries in the U.S. and Canada.