Startup Gets $1.4 Million From NIH

Lebanon — A Dartmouth College-affiliated start up firm that has developed imaging technology to provide a live visualization of radiation therapy while it is being administered to a patient has received $1.4 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health that will allow the technology to proceed to clinical trial. DoseOptics, a company founded by two engineering professors at Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering and a...

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Study Questions Early Cancer Intervention

Aggressive interventions to treat the earliest, “stage 0” breast cancers have no effect on whether a woman is still alive a decade later, according to a massive new study that tracked the trajectories of more than 100,000 women. The study, published in the journal JAMA Oncology on Thursday, found that the risk of dying from these early cancer lesions, called ductal carcinoma in situ, is very low — only around 3.3 percent of women in...

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Consumer Confidential: Warning About Cellphone Radiation May Go Too Far

It’s a question that just won’t go away: Do cellphones give you cancer? The city of Berkeley, Calif., has passed an ordinance that, beginning this month, would make it the first municipality in the country to require that cellphone retailers warn customers that mobile devices may emit cancer-causing radiation. The wireless industry’s trade group responded with a federal lawsuit claiming that its First Amendment rights were being...

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