About Huntsman Cancer Institute
The University of Utah’s Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) is one of the world’s top academic research and cancer treatment centers. The Institute manages the Utah Population Database - the largest genetic database in the world, with more than 16 million records linked to genealogies, health records, and vital statistics. Using this data, HCI researchers have identified cancer-causing genes, including the genes responsible for melanoma, colon and breast cancer, and paraganglioma.
The Institute is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (a 21-member alliance of the world's leading cancer centers) and is a National Cancer Institute designed center. The Institute treats patients will all forms of cancer and operates several high-risk clinics that focus on melanoma and breast, colon, and pancreas cancers. The HCI Cancer Learning Center for patient and public education contains one of the nation's largest collections of cancer-related publications. The institute is named after Jon M. Huntsman a Utah philanthropist, industrialist, and cancer survivor.