Cancer Center Support Grant
The University of Utah's Huntsman Cancer Institute is a National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Center. The Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) provides funding for cancer research performed by more than 135 members of our Cancer Center. The purpose of this grant is to promote scientific excellence through coordinated, broad-based transdisciplinary programs and to support state-of-the-art shared research resources.
Knowledge of the genetic basis of cancer is essential to understanding the disease. Genetic data is important in all aspects of cancer management.
Progress in the ongoing fight against cancer depends in large part on the efforts of researchers dedicated to better understanding the disease and to finding new detection and treatment methods.
The key to finding new and better treatments for cancer lies in research. The Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) Clinical Trials Office (CTO) continually develops new approaches to help cancer patients live longer and better lives. Patient participation in clinical trials is an essential factor in this process.
Directors Translational Research Initiative
Huntsman Cancer Institute demonstrates its continuing commitment to translational research with the Director's Translational Research Initiative.
Huntsman Cancer Institute continuously searches for world-class research and clinical faculty.
High Risk Cancer Research Clinics and Studies
The High Risk Cancer Research Clinics provide information for investigations into the genetics and inheritance of cancer. They provide education, and in some cases cancer screening services, for individuals and families with an increased risk of developing cancer. Through these clinics, eligible participants may enroll in cancer research studies. Physicians, genetic counselors, research coordinators, and other support personnel provide a multidisciplinary approach to patient care.
The collaborative research approach between doctors and scientists, with an emphasis on investigating the genetic basis of cancer, makes Huntsman Cancer Institute one of the leading cancer research organizations in the country.
Huntsman Cancer Institute provides researchers, clinicians, and the people of Utah with the most advanced molecular imaging technologies to enable the highest quality research and assist clinicians in diagnosing disease and monitoring therapy.
Huntsman Cancer Institute's Cancer Center Support Grant has four research programs, each focused on a specialized aspect of basic, translational, and clinical cancer research.
Huntsman Cancer Institute supports major population studies concerned with prevention, screening, and origins of several types of cancer.
The Shared Resources at HCI and the University of Utah are funded by a combination of the Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG), HCI institutional funds, other University of Utah funding sources, and charge-back for services. The HCI Shared Resources are overseen by Brad Cairns (Research Informatics, High-Throughput Genomics and Bioinformatic Analysis), David Jones (Biorepository and Molecular Pathology), Randy Burt (Study Design and Biostatistics, Genetic Counseling, Utah Population Database), Sunil Sharma (Clinical Trials Office), as well as Scott Lloyd who provides general financial and administrative oversight. The University Health Sciences shared resources are overseen by Jerry Kaplan and John Phillips.
Educating the next generation of cancer researchers and physicians is one of the goals at Huntsman Cancer Institute. Our training opportunities bring together students, faculty, and staff in an atmosphere of learning and collaboration between a wide range of research disciplines.