Where Does the Money Go?

Your donations are fueling advances in cancer diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and patient support at Norris Cotton Cancer Center—a joint enterprise of Dartmouth-Hitchcock and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. With your support, we:

 

Prevent:
Identify cancer risks from environmental toxins, such as arsenic and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), leading to new regulations in New Hampshire and nationwide.

Contribute to FDA regulations regarding vaping by demonstrating that youth who vape are more likely to use cancer-causing cigarettes in the future.

Cure:
Discover new immunotherapies, such as next-generation immune checkpoint inhibitors and universal CAR T-cells–which take the brakes off the immune system, allowing it to recognize, treat, and cure a cancer, just as it would an infection.



Innovate: Design new devices and imaging techniques to make brain and breast cancer surgery more accurate and safer for patients.

Create more precise and less-invasive technologies for screening, diagnosis, drug delivery, and treatment monitoring.



Support:
Provide patients and their families with supportive services free of charge. In 2018, we provided 26,000 instances of the following: 
• Transportation and grocery assistance
• Support groups via phone or in person 
• Massage, writing, art, and harp therapy
• Nutrition, yoga, mindfulness, and Tai Chi classes
• Comfort cart and library resources.

 

Together we are changing lives. Thank you!