Mary Jo Turk, PhD, has been named the O. Ross McIntyre, MD, Professor at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Turk, a professor of microbiology and immunology and co-director of the Immunology and Cancer Immunotherapy Program at Dartmouth’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center, joined the faculty of Dartmouth’s medical school 15 years ago and conducts pioneering research on the complex interactions between the immune system and cancer.
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Scott A. Gerber, PhD, professor of molecular and systems biology and of biochemistry and cell biology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and program director of the Cancer Biology and Therapeutics Research Program at Dartmouth’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center, has been named the Kenneth E. and Carol L. Weg Distinguished Professor.
Preliminary evidence from a new national Dartmouth study suggests that external food cue responsiveness is measurable by parental report in preschool-age children. Responsiveness was greater among children with, versus without, usual TV advertisement exposure. These results may provide a better understanding of how an obesogenic food environment shapes the development of children’s eating behaviors at a young age.
Effective cervical cancer screening initiative by Dartmouth researchers in Honduras identifies different human papillomavirus types than those in the U.S.
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.
Steven D. Leach, MD, director of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center and the Preston T. and Virginia R. Kelsey Distinguished Chair in Cancer at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Geisel professor and surgeon Richard Barth, MD, teamed up with two Thayer engineers to dramatically improve the accuracy of breast cancer surgery.
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.
Many discoveries now revolutionizing the prevention and treatment of cancer can be traced back to Dartmouth—including immunotherapies for solid tumors, the integration of palliative care with cancer care, and the identification of cancer risks from environmental toxins and behaviors.
Dartmouth study finds e-cigarette use could do more harm than good by substantially increasing the number of adolescents and young adults who eventually become cigarette smokers and marginally decreasing the number of adult cigarette smokers who quit.