A Message from Our CEO/Director

Mary Beckerle
Mary Beckerle, PhD

Cancer will touch the lives of everyone—either through their own diagnosis or that of a loved one or friend. A notoriously dreadful illness, cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. It strikes regardless of race, socioeconomic status, gender, or age.

Here at Huntsman Cancer Institute, we are motivated by the idea that it is possible to defeat cancer. We bring together many of the world's top clinical and scientific minds to collaborate and apply the best each discipline has to offer. They work to understand how and why cancer begins, develop and deliver improved cancer treatments, and provide cancer information and outreach.

This approach to cancer research, care, and education—combined with an army of donors and friends around the world who support our mission—has been vital to our progress.

We remain ever committed to the promise of bringing healing and hope to everyone impacted by cancer. It is extraordinary to consider what we have accomplished together, and all that is yet to come.