On Saturday, October 22, 2022, Dartmouth Cancer Middle celebrated the 50th anniversary of opening its doors to patients in New Hampshire, made possible by funds secured through Brand new Hampshire’s then-US Sen. Norris Cotton’s support of the particular National Cancer Act associated with 1971.
Founded in 1972, the Malignancy Center (formerly known as Norris Cotton Cancer Center) began as a two-story underground structure in Hanover, NH. Renamed in 2022 to reflect the unity of the work between Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Health, Dartmouth Malignancy Center has become a leader in cancer care and research as one of the nation’s 53 NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers—one of three in New England and the only one north of Boston. The cancer center’s flagship location at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, remains named the Norris Cotton Cancer Care Pavilion within honor associated with the Senator.
The anniversary celebration event kicked off on Saturday with a special keynote address from Craig Thompson , MD, Dartmouth alumnus plus former CEO and President of Memorial Sloan Kettering Malignancy Center, followed simply by exciting TED-style research talks from faculty leaders who are working on big ideas that have the opportunity to not only disrupt how we treat malignancy but identify ways to potentially prevent cancer. The day wrapped with a community-wide interactive celebratory reception featuring exhibitions, inspiring survivor stories and art, staged against a backdrop of jaw-dropping scientific visual displays .
“Our Dartmouth Cancer Center is embarking upon an extraordinary second half-century, one that will build on our rich history plus have a major impact upon the future of malignancy care around the globe, ” says Cancer Center Director Steven D. Leach, MD. “Our work as the collective body exists within a time of extreme specialization where we grapple with complex scientific questions. We delight in our interdisciplinary collaboration at the particular research bench and in diagnostic and clinical settings. Our ambition and capacity for innovation are buoyed by transdisciplinary exchanges that happen throughout the entirety of Dartmouth and Dartmouth Health. Our own ‘secret sauce’ is the confluence associated with a great academic medical center, a school of medicine, a business school, an engineering school, and a good undergraduate college all existing on a human scale that’s right-sized for interaction. We have much to be proud of plus much to celebrate. ”
Dartmouth Malignancy Center leaders have frequently voiced their gratitude in order to both the particular Upper Valley and Dartmouth alumni and parent communities, as well as the Cancer Center’s national network of supporters. The particular tremendous participation and fundraising accomplished through two noteworthy efforts include The Prouty and the successful 2022 launch associated with The Byrne Family Cancer Research Institute . The particular 50 th celebration was a moment to recognize the particular collective assistance of this community and an opportunity to set an ambitious path for the next 50 years.
With multiple locations all through New Hampshire and Vermont, Dartmouth Malignancy Center offers patients award-winning clinical treatment backed by the discoveries of our own world-class cancer research scientists. Whether leading one of more than 240 clinical trials offered to patients in order to make the next great treatments plus prevention strategies and even cures a reality or coming together to tailor the best treatment plan with regard to each individual patient, one thing hasn’t changed in 50 many years and never will: providing the particular best care close to home in order to get the patients back to the things they love.