Research News

Irwin Tendler and Lesley Jarvis

Capturing and Explaining the “Eye Flash Phenomenon”

What are the flashes of light patients report seeing during brain radiotherapy, even with their eyes closed? Norris Cotton Cancer Center scientists record this phenomenon for the first time and provide an explanation.

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Jason Faris, MD

What Are Early-Phase Clinical Trials?

In this Q&A series, Jason Faris, MD, director of the Early-Phase Trials Program at Norris Cotton Cancer Center explains what early-phase clinical trials are and why they are so important to the advancement of cancer care.

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Randolphe Noelle, PhD, in lab

Researchers Investigate Molecule, VISTA

A research team led by Dartmouth’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center learns how a certain immune checkpoint inhibitor molecule acts like “brakes,” quieting the immune system from responding to cancer.

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New Mechanism May Safely Prevent and Reverse Obesity

Researchers at Dartmouth’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center observed that blocking a cellular receptor not only prevented but reversed obesity, with no ill side effects, in mice.

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Scientists Capture for First Time, Light Flashes from Human Eye During Radiotherapy

What are the flashes of light patients report seeing during brain radiotherapy? Dartmouth scientists capture this phenomenon for the first time and provide an explanation.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Ovarian Cancer

Advancements in ovarian cancer research offers new understanding about this disease, and new treatments.

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Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health to Fund $1M Annually for Dedicated Cancer Clinician Research Time

A new program will create dedicated time to assist Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health clinicians in researching causes of and cures for cancer.

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Jennifer Shell at lab table

Where Do Prouty Donations Go? Spring, 2019

Studies on post-weight-loss surgery diets, access to health insurance and a particular vitamin’s valuable action in cancer treatment are underway thanks to research funds raised at the 36th Prouty.

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The Quinn family with NCCC director Steven Leach, MD

Spurring Innovation in Cancer Research

A gift from the Quinn family launches a new program at Norris Cotton Cancer Center that supports investigators working to transition promising drugs and devices from the laboratory to clinical use.

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The Gift of Time

In recognition of Richard Baughman, MD, and his dedication to patients and research, Dick and Barbara Couch made a $1 million gift to establish the Richard D. Baughman, MD, Scholar Fund.

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