Prouty Dollars in Action

Dartmouth Cancer Center research

Cancer touches everyone. When you fundraise for The Prouty, you support cutting-edge research for new treatments and cures. You help provide exceptional care and services for patients and their families. And you help Dartmouth Cancer Center get closer to ending cancer once and for all.

Thanks to the record-breaking success of our 42nd Annual Prouty in 2023, the Prouty funds are going even further to help advance cancer research and patient and family support services at Dartmouth Cancer Center.


Groundbreaking Cancer Research

Research is essential for any breakthroughs in the prevention, early detection, and treatment of cancer. It also takes a tremendous amount of resources. Funds raised by the Prouty community fuel vital research by providing seed-funding to innovative scientists who have dedicated their lives to discovering new and better ways to treat cancer and enhance survivorship.

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On average, every $1 the Prouty invests in research leads to $12 in additional funding from other sources!

Life-Saving Clinical Trials

Prouty funds also support the advancement of clinical trials at Dartmouth Cancer Center, to make more cutting-edge, next generation treatments available to patients with a goal of doubling clinical trial accruals in the next 3-4 years. We know that access to clinical trials can improve patient outcomes, and currently there are 210 open clinical trials at Dartmouth Cancer Center.


Patient And Family Support Services

At Dartmouth Cancer Center, we don't treat a disease, we treat a whole person. It begins with state-of-the-art equipment and compassionate physicians, and continues with exceptional patient and family support services. There's a reason our patients consistently rank us in the top 1% of regional cancer centers.

Dartmouth Cancer Center patient support services

Each year, The Prouty helps fund thousands of instances of meaningful support services that ease the journey of cancer patients and loved ones—free of charge. These services go beyond what is offered in the hospital — things like massage, art and music therapy, support groups, transportation assistance, and more. Learn more about Dartmouth Cancer Center's Complementary Care Program.

Food Pantry for Patients

Prouty funds also support the expansion of the new Dartmouth Cancer Center food pantry, benefiting patients with food insecurity. Heartbreakingly, 22% of our patients at Dartmouth Cancer Center are food-insecure, and The Prouty is helping to support these patients during their cancer journey because food is medicine. We know that expanding our food pantry will improve patient outcomes and reduce the stress experience by cancer patients.


None of these life-saving programs would be possible with the Prouty community. By supporting this year's Prouty and helping us reach our goal of $8 million, you will help expand programs and care at Dartmouth Cancer Center.

NEW THIS YEAR! If we reach our $8 million Prouty fundraising goal, $1 million of Prouty funds will be allocated to advancing cancer precision prevention research. Precision cancer prevention research and innovation at Dartmouth Cancer Center is developing tools needed to map any individuals risk factors for cancer, and creating bold new strategies to reduce those risks – with a goal of stopping cancer before it starts. Your support will make this life-saving research possible.

You will bring hope to cancer patients in our community and around the world. Thank you!

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About Dartmouth Cancer Center

DCC In the fifty years since its opening, Dartmouth Cancer Center has become a leader in cancer care and research. As the only rural NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the country, the Cancer Center brings big-city care to all of the communities it serves throughout the Northeast, along with an outstanding staff and an exceptional patient experience.

Learn More about Dartmouth Cancer Center.

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