About Huntsman Cancer Institute

About Us

Our Mission, Vision, and History

Huntsman Cancer Foundation's sole purpose is to raise funds to support the mission of Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI):

to understand cancer from its beginnings, to use that knowledge in the creation and improvement of cancer treatments, to relieve the suffering of cancer patients, and to provide education about cancer risk, prevention, and care.

Huntsman Cancer Foundation is dedicated to ensuring excellence in these endeavors through the development and prudent stewardship of private resources.

All HCI fundraising initiatives happen through Huntsman Cancer Foundation, which is a public, fully integrated, Type 3 501(c)(3) organization.

We imagine a time when cancer is no longer the leading cause of death for people under age 85. We envision a time when cancer is eradicated altogether. Thanks to research, many forms of cancer are now prevented entirely or diagnosed in their earliest, most treatable stages. Thanks to research, new treatments and interventions exist for advanced cancers.

By funding efforts to better understand the beginnings of cancer and more effectively treat cancer, Huntsman Cancer Foundation helps HCI relieve suffering and improve the quality of life for cancer patients, survivors, and their families.

In 1995, the Jon and Karen Huntsman family started Huntsman Cancer Foundation to ensure the financial future of cutting-edge research at HCI. Each year, Huntsman Cancer Foundation secures one-third of HCI's operating budget. HCI is part of the University of Utah health care system; it is not owned by the Huntsman family. In 2005, HCI was named the official cancer center of the state of Utah.

One family cannot do it alone, which is why Huntsman Cancer Foundation relies on the generosity of individuals, corporations, and community groups.