Nanotechnology

NIH Grant U54CA151662

The Dartmouth Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (DCCNE) educates and trains graduate students in interdisciplinary research techniques which link together nanotechnology and engineering with cancer biology and immunology. Made possible by a grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), DCCNE uses a cross-departmental organizational structure to teach the fundamental scientific bases of materials, imaging systems, therapy technologies, immunology and toxicology, and focuses on the application of these research methods to cancer nanomedicine.

Each year, the DCCNE connects students, post-docs, and established investigators from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth, the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth, and The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth with researchers from other US-based CCNEs and international institutions by hosting symposia and organizing conferences. The inter-departmental research facilitated by the DCCNE focuses on the use of magnetic nanoparticles as a form of cancer therapy.