A new Dartmouth-led study has found that drinking water from private wells, particularly dug wells established during the first half of the 20th century, may have contributed to the elevated risk of bladder cancer that has been observed in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont for over 50 years.
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Inaugural Munck-Pfefferkorn Grants Bring Research Closer to the Marketplace and Helping Patients
The Geisel School of Medicine has announced the inaugural recipients of the annual Munck-Pfefferkorn Awards. Named in honor of two luminaries from the medical school, the endowed award funds new biomedical research projects at Geisel that have high potential to benefit patients and to generate future revenue through grants or entrepreneurial endeavors.
Simple Shell of Plant Virus Sparks Immune Response to Cancer
The shells of a common plant virus, inhaled into a lung tumor or injected into ovarian, colon or breast tumors, not only triggered the immune system in mice to wipe out the tumors, but provided systemic protection against metastases, report researchers from Dartmouth and Case Western Reserve University.
Uncovering Potentially ‘Concerning’ Variation in Cancer Screening Follow-ups
Follow-up times for colorectal cancer screening abnormalities lag behind those for breast and cervical cancers, according to new study of one million patients.
Giving Context to Cancer Risk
In an effort to give the public a more broad-based view of cancer risk, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) collaborated with Dartmouth Institute researchers and physicians Lisa Schwartz and Steven Woloshin to create the “Know Your Chances” website.
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.
E-Cigarettes Serve as Gateway to Smoking for Teens and Young Adults, Dartmouth and Pitt Collaboration Finds
Young people across the United States who smoke electronic cigarettes are considerably more likely to start smoking traditional cigarettes within a year than their peers who do not smoke e-cigarettes, according to an analysis led by the University of Pittsburgh and Dartmouth.
Mary Kay Foundation Grant Fights Breast Cancer Sleeper Cells
Thanks to a $100,000, two-year grant from the Mary Kay Foundation, Geisel researchers are launching a study to identify the biological mechanisms that allow clinically dormant ER+ breast cancer cells to survive anti-estrogen therapy.
Screening Mammograms Don’t Prevent Breast Cancer Deaths, Study Finds
Los Angeles Times – Additional coverage on a study by researchers from the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice at Geisel and Harvard, which found that mammogram screening tests aren’t working as hoped. Instead of preventing deaths by uncovering breast tumors at an early, more curable stage, screening mammograms have mainly found small tumors that would have been harmless if left alone.
Hidden Dangers of Smoking on Hookahs
The Post and Courier – Cites a recent Geisel School of Medicine study, which surveyed 1,050 young smokers, age 15-23, and found that within two years, 39 percent who had smoked a hookah had graduated to cigarettes. The study notes that the young and impressionable get hooked at a more than 30 percent rate.