Norris Cotton Cancer Center

One of a Kind

Dartmouth has the only comprehensive cancer center to be fully integrated with a world-class liberal arts college, medical school, engineering school, business school, and academic health system. This interconnectivity drives innovation, entrepreneurship, and excellence in education and patient care.

Research and Innovation

  • 1/3 of all Dartmouth College research funding
  • Ranked 6th in entrepreneurship by the National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  • 120 scientific investigators from 21 departments
  • National leader in immunotherapy, gene sequencing, precision cancer therapy, and advanced imaging to guide diagnoses and treatments

Patient Care

  • Consistently ranked among the very top nationally for patient satisfaction (#1 in 2017)
  • 2020 Press Ganey Pinnacle of Excellence Award for Patient Experience
  • 32,000 patients annually and 200 cancer specialists
  • Only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Northern New England
  • Global oncology outreach programs in Rwanda and Honduras

Education

  • #1 provider of undergraduate research opportunities at Dartmouth, with more than 100 undergraduates working in Cancer Center labs each term
  • Cancer Scholars Program for Dartmouth undergraduates—and similar programs for students at Thayer School of Engineering and Tuck School of Business
  • Deeply engaged in the teaching of MD, MS, and MPH students at Geisel; medical residents and post-doctoral fellows; and biomedical doctoral students from Thayer and the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies