HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Dartmouth researcher Michael B. Sporn, M.D. honored for pioneering work in cancer prevention

Hanover, NH - Michael B. Sporn, M.D., the pioneering Dartmouth cancer researcher who championed the idea of stopping cancer before it starts, has been selected by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the Cancer Research Foundation of America (CRFA) to receive the inaugural award for Excellence in Cancer Prevention Research.

The international award recognizes the individual whose contributions in cancer prevention research have had a major impact and stimulated new directions in the field. Sporn, the Oscar M. Cohn '34 Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology and of Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School, conducts research through Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

"Dr. Sporn is an international leader in the field of cancer prevention. His innovative work has paved the way for novel approaches to prevent or treat cancer," said Ethan Dmitrovsky, M.D., acting dean of Dartmouth Medical School and chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.

Sporn is considered a visionary cancer researcher whose innovative thinking and landmark investigations have fundamentally changed our ideas about the dynamics of cancer, and how it begins and grows in a process known as carcinogenesis. One of his most significant contributions is the concept of chemoprevention, a term that he coined in two landmark papers published in the early 1970s. The idea of chemoprevention - using drugs, vitamins, or other agents to prevent or delay the development of cancer - challenged existing dogmas of cancer medicine at the time by suggesting an approach other than the use of cytotoxic drugs to treat end-stage disease.

Sporn continues to advocate the importance of cancer prevention. "There is still tremendous resistance to the idea of telling people they have early changes in their cells that could some day lead to invasive cancer," he says. "The emphasis should be on suppressing carcinogenesis - the developmen
'"/>

Contact: Deborah Kimbell
deborah.kimbell@hitchcock.org
603-653-1913
Dartmouth Medical School
2-Oct-2002


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Dartmouth researchers find where musical memories are stored in the brain
2. Dartmouth awarded $21.8 million NSF grant
3. Dartmouth Medical School receives $1.6 million in AIDS funding
4. Dartmouth study suggests caution against using certain drugs to unclog heart arteries
5. Dartmouth researchers advance fight against pancreatic cancer
6. Gender and geography increase racial disparities in health care, Dartmouth study shows
7. Dartmouth/VA study questions screening priorities of prostate and colon cancer
8. Dartmouth/VA researchers examine news coverage of breast cancer prevention
9. Dartmouth researchers question use of tobacco funds
10. Dartmouth team finds uneven relationship between newborn intensive care and death rates
11. Dartmouth hosts International Ewings Sarcoma Symposium

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/1/2020)... ... September 01, 2020 , ... Board certified plastic surgeon Sepideh ... office will be the first to bear her name, Dr. Saber has regularly ... lift), as well as rhinoplasty, facial rejuvenation, and many more in association with ...
(Date:9/1/2020)... , ... September 01, 2020 , ... Feeding Matters ... for children with Pediatric Feeding Disorder (PFD), is pleased to announce that the U.S. ... stand-alone diagnostic code (R code) in the next edition of the U.S. International ...
(Date:9/1/2020)... ... September 01, 2020 , ... Dr. ... training in aesthetic surgery of the face, breast, and body. In 2018, she ... premier boutique plastic surgery and aesthetic practice in Southwest Florida. Dr. Gill and ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... ... exclusively to funding innovative lymphoma research and serving the lymphoma community through a ... the 10th Anniversary of Blood Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) and its international ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... ... N95 face masks to medical first responders across the United States. Since the ... of personal protective equipment (PPE) medical centers , hospitals , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... Welltech1, the first Israeli VC ... invested $400,000 in PopBase, one of two start-ups that beat 152 companies in ... (GWI). , The competition was part of the GWI’s The Wellness Moonshot: ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... ... August 28, 2020 , ... Dr. Mark Surrey has ... surgeon and serves as a clinical professor in the Department of OBGYN at UCLA’s ... Laparoscopy Society & Pacific Coast Reproductive Society and is a Clinical Director of Fellowship ...
(Date:8/27/2020)... , ... August 27, 2020 , ... Bleep LLC, maker ... and sleep apnea patient, is the company’s new spokesperson. , “In my line of ... So, when I found the Bleep DreamPort it was a Bleeping no brainer for ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: