Nov 28, 2022

Seven Signs and Symptoms of Stomach Cancer

Stomach cancer occurs when cancerous cells form in the tissue of the stomach. In the body, new cells form and replace old cells all the time. Extra buildup of these cells happens when new cells form when the body does not need them or old cells do not die when they should. Learn about the seven most common signs of stomach cancer including stomach pain, difficulty swallowing, nausea and vomiting, and more.

Nov 22, 2022

Grateful to Be a Dad: Celebrating the Opportunity to Have Children after Cancer Treatment

When I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma at the age of 26 it was by far the scariest thing I had ever faced. I had been married for about a year at the time I was diagnosed. At the time I was focused on staying alive, but the incredible team at HCI knew that if being a father was even remotely in the cards (which it was), we needed to take measures to ensure a future family was a possibility.

Nov 21, 2022

Navigating Cancer Conversations Over the Holidays

During the holidays, it may be difficult to talk to family and friends about cancer. Two Huntsman Cancer Institute social workers share some helpful tips on how to navigate those conversations.

Nov 18, 2022

Spotlight on the Area We Serve: Wyoming Cancer Coalition

The Community Outreach and Engagement team recently traveled to Casper for the semi-annual Wyoming Cancer Coalition meeting. Topics centered around cancer data and survivorship needs, and a review of activities that energized and expanded the Wyoming State Cancer Plan.

Nov 17, 2022

Researchers, Providers, and Programs Recognized with National Cancer Community (C2) Awards

Huntsman Cancer Institute’s Doug Fair, MD, and Center for HOPE team earned 2022 Cancer Community (C2) awards for their outstanding work and contributions to cancer research and patient care. Former Huntsman Cancer Institute researcher Charles Rogers, PhD, was also honored with an award. Alana Welm, PhD, and Kathi Mooney, PhD, RN were also featured as award finalists.

Nov 16, 2022

What Is the Difference between Palliative Care and Hospice Care?

Do you know the difference between palliative care and hospice care? These two types of supportive care often get confused with one another. While they both help relieve symptoms and improve quality of life, they have some important differences. Learn more about palliative care and hospice care and how they can help people with cancer.

Nov 15, 2022

Huntsman Cancer Institute’s Martin McMahon, PhD, Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Melanoma Research

Professor Martin McMahon has dedicated his career to making an impact on cancer through research and mentoring trainees in his lab. The native Scot recently returned to his homeland to receive the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Society for Melanoma Research annual congress in Edinburgh.

Nov 14, 2022

Moderate Exercise Helps Colorectal Cancer Patients Live Longer by Reducing Inflammation and Improving Gut Bacteria, including in Patients Who Are Obese

A brisk walk for 20 minutes a day may not sound like much, but it could make a big difference for colorectal cancer patients. Regular physical activity reduces inflammation by improving the gut microbiome of patients, including patients who are obese, scientists at Huntsman Cancer Institute found. They researched the impact of exercise on the gut microbiome, the trillions of bacteria that live in our digestive system. Investigators found moderate exercise improved outcomes in colorectal cancer, the third most common cancer in the United States, excluding skin cancers. Scientists explain why their findings are so significant.