Nationally Recognized Cancer Hospital & Research Center

Land Acknowledgement

Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah rests on Indigenous land that reflects the rich history of our state and region. We are committed to honoring, respecting, and protecting the story and the People of this sacred place.

Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah is a nationally recognized research center and treatment hospital in Salt Lake City. We serve patients with all types of cancer, who come from throughout the Mountain West, including Utah and parts of Idaho, Montana, Nevada, and Wyoming.

Our doctors and scientists include world-renowned experts dedicated to the highest quality standards and driven by the commitment to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.


Huntsman Cancer Institute’s mission is 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.


Passionate individuals and teams
delivering a cancer-free frontier
through scientific discovery and human touch 


  • Patient and community first
  • United effort
  • Excellence in all we do

These are the principles that guide us. From our physicians and nurses providing care, to volunteers handing out snacks in clinic waiting areas, to valets greeting visitors at the front entrance, the Huntsman Cancer Institute team aims to make each person’s experience exceptional.

Compassionate Workplace

Burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma are normal reactions to the abnormally stressful job of caring for those who are sick. Huntsman Cancer Institute administration recognizes these issues impact all HCI staff who connect with patients. Compassionate Workplace is a comprehensive, evidence-based program that fosters resiliency and supports the personal growth and development of our employees. Learn more.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

At its core, our work at Huntsman Cancer Institute aims to reduce human suffering. We are dedicated to creating an environment that not only promotes but insists upon equity, diversity, inclusion, and a cancer-free frontier for all communities, including our staff, providers, patients, and their loved ones. Learn more.

Honors & Awards

Huntsman Cancer Institute is the only National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Mountain West. This means we meet the highest national standards for cancer care and research and receives support for our scientific endeavors.

HCI is also a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), a not-for-profit alliance of the world’s leading cancer centers. NCCN members write best practice standards for cancer care that are used around the world. 

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