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General Surgery Research and Clinical Trials

A clinical trial is a research study in which people can participate. The purpose of a clinical trial is to study the effectiveness of a treatment, medication, experimental drug, or device.

The following is a list of clinical trials with which the Section of General Surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is currently involved. Talk to your doctor to find out if a clinical trial is right for you.

General Surgery Clinical Trials
A volunteer study to standardize supine breast MRI for subsequent design and manufacture of the Breast Cancer Locator (BCL)
Comparative Effectiveness of Pulmonary Embolism Prevention after hiP and kneE Replacement (PEPPER): Balancing Safety and Effectiveness
STOMA CLOSURE AND REINFORCEMENT (SCAR) TRIAL A single center pilot study of the safety and effectiveness of a mesh reinforcement of ileostomy closure to prevent hernia formation in left sided colon and rectal cancer patients
The excess Opioid Disposal Study
Mary Jo Turk, PhD, Nancy Calder, and Christina Angeles, MD

NCCC Melanoma Research Goes Skin-Deep in a New Clinical Trial

Still enjoying life eight years after being given a six percent chance of surviving metastatic melanoma, Nancy Calder joins a new NCCC clinical trial to contribute to finding a cure.

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