Research and Clinical Trials
The Section of Urology is aligned with the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth in the development of new technologies designed to more accurately image malignant changes in the prostate.
- Drs. Seigne and Halter were engaged in an NIH-funded Challenge Grant to develop a prostate biopsy needle capable of receiving electrical impedance images at the time of prostate biopsy.
- Dr. Pais has completed a number of stone related projects including studies on the use of ultrasonography in the management of ureteral calculi and the role of 24-hour urinary risk factors in stone disease. He recently received external funding to evaluate the role of endogenous urinary thiosulfate in stone formation in pregnancy.
- Dr. Seigne is developing a care pathway to insure that patients with superficial bladder cancer receive post-resection intravesical chemotherapy.
- The Section of Urology, in collaboration with our Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) pediatric colleagues, present at the NEAUA (New England Section of the American Urological Association) and have manuscripts accepted by major journals.
Providers in the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Section of Urology regularly publish scholarly works. View our team members' recent publications, below, from the PubMed service of the US National Library of Medicine.
- William Bihrle, MD
- Lawrence M. Dagrosa, MD
- E. Ann Gormley, MD
- Michael T. Grant, MD
- Vernon M. Pais, MD
- Erik Pattison, MD
- Florian R. Schroeck, MD, MS
- John D. Seigne, MB
- Einar F. Sverrisson, MD
As the only Academic Medical Center in New Hampshire, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health System have many active trials that are enrolling patients across the system.
A clinical trial/study is research in which people can participate and is one of the final steps in the process to look for better ways to prevent, diagnose, or treat your condition. The purpose of a clinical trial/study is to research the effectiveness of a treatment, medication, experimental drug, or device. Many of the "standard treatments" that patients receive today were developed based on the results of previous clinical trials.
View the list of urology clinical trials with which this program is currently involved. Consider joining a trial today, you could help change the future of medicine.
See the Norris Cotton Cancer Center website for additional urological oncology trials.