Your Support Makes a Difference

Cancer touches everyone.
At Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center we are on the cutting-edge of research and we are leaders in compassionate patient-centered care. In the United States, one in three men and one in two women will die of cancer. The Friends of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center work to change those statistics to prevent cancer, cure the disease, and enhance survivorship.

Science saves lives.
At the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, lives are being saved each day thanks to ground-breaking research and clinical trials. Cancer research is expensive, and the Friends help drive science forward here and around the world. Funds raised make vital research possible by providing seed-funding to researchers to make new discoveries, develop novel technologies to prevent cancer, and implement innovative cancer treatments.

We care for our communities.
As the only rural National Cancer Institute comprehensive Cancer Center in the country, NCCC provides exceptional patient and family supportive services to the communities we serve throughout the Northeast. Each year, The Friends of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center help fund more than 26,000 instances of meaningful supportive services for patients and families - free of charge.

You make it happen.
We are a rural community with global impact. By participating and inviting your friends and family to support Crush Cancer, you are making important research and services possible - offering hope and care to those affected by cancer and for future generations. We are Friends helping friends.

You Make It Happen

Because of you, NCCC is fueling ground-breaking cancer research and providing meaningful patient and family support services. Check out the latest news and advancements below:

Where the Money Goes

With your support, Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC) has moved the needle forward in the fight against cancer. Every aspect of research is made possible, in part, by The Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center.

NCCC is one of only 51 NCI-designated Comprehensive cancer centers around the country and the only one located outside a major urban area. In fact, NCI recently renewed NCCC’s designation as a comprehensive cancer center. The funding under the NCI renewal will support advances in immunotherapy, discovery of new treatments, and advances in devices and imaging techniques that will lead to improved outcomes for NCCC patients.

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