From the litter box to the laboratory, a microscopic organism native to cats shows promise in treating cancer. Dartmouth researchers’ mutated strain of T. gondii reprograms the natural power of the immune system to kill cells.
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Changing the Conversation about Cancer
Few words cause as strong a reaction and carry as much weight as “cancer.” But as doctors and scientists have known for many years, the term comprises an enormous range of conditions.
New Prouty Anthem – “I Am More”
This year, the Prouty features a new anthem – “I Am More” – written by Walt Cunningham, director of The Dartmouth College Gospel Choir.
Sargent Awarded Scott M. and Lisa G. Stuart Professorship in Pediatric Oncology
A new endowed professorship will support the work of Geisel professor James Sargent, a leading expert in the relationship between mass media and risky behavior among children and adolescents.
Youth Indoor Tanning Increases Early Risk of Skin Cancer
Dartmouth researchers have found that early exposure to the ultraviolet radiation lamps used for indoor tanning is related to an increased risk of developing basal cell carcinomas (BCC) at a young age.
Early Palliative Support Services Help Ease Burden for Caregivers
In a recent study, offering support services soon after a patient’s diagnosis reduced depression among caregivers.
Dartmouth Scientists Identify Genetic Blueprint for Cancers of the Appendix
Using next generation DNA sequencing, Dartmouth scientists have identified potentially actionable mutations in cancers of the appendix. When specific mutations for a cancer type are identified, patients can be treated with chemotherapy or other targeted agents that work on those mutations.
Patient Support Corps is a Win-Win for Students and Patients
A new program pairs first- and second-year students from the Geisel School of Medicine with patients at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center—for the benefit of both.
Dartmouth Chosen to Play Key Role in NCI Clinical Trials Network
Dartmouth will serve as a Lead Academic Participating Site in the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) new National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN), which is intended to improve the speed and efficiency of conducting cancer clinical trials.
False-Positive Mammogram Anxiety has Limited Impact on Women’s Well-Being
Dartmouth researchers have found that the anxiety experienced with a false-positive mammogram is temporary and does not negatively impact a woman’s overall well-being.