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The Cancer Care Term Patients and Loved Ones Need to Know

Aug 15, 2022 8:00 AM

In medical care and research, we hear a lot of seemingly incomprehensible terminology. It can feel as though we have entered foreign lands.

However, there is one term everyone needs to know. That term is National Cancer Institute–Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center (NCICCC).

What does this label mean? It means that you are at a place that meets the most rigorous standards for researching, diagnosing, and treating cancer. It means that if you, or someone you love, is a cancer patient, you've been given the gift of more treatment options, clinical trials, research innovations, and cancer specialists. It means you have access to elite cancer care in the United States.

When you have an advanced or complex cancer, your odds improve at an NCICCC. Huntsman Cancer Institute is the only NCICCC in the five-state Mountain West.

I thought you should know.

With gratitude,

Susan Sheehan
President and COO
Huntsman Cancer Foundation

Read more in a 2020 story about Huntsman Cancer Institute’s designation renewal.

Susan Sheehan

President and COO, Huntsman Cancer Foundation