Apr 14, 2021

How Occupational Therapy Can Help People with Cancer

Cancer symptoms and treatments can sometimes make it hard for people to do everyday activities. Huntsman Cancer Institute’s occupational therapy service helps people find ways to adapt or change the way they perform daily tasks so they can get back to their normal routines. Learn more about what occupational therapists do and the specific problems they can address.

Apr 12, 2021

Ovarian Cancer Patients Face Increased Risk of Mental Illness

Siqi Hu, PhD, is a member of the Hashibe Lab at Huntsman Cancer Institute. Hu presented results at the 2021 virtual American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting that women diagnosed with ovarian cancer were more than three times more likely to be diagnosed with mental illness such as anxiety, depression, and adjustment disorder than the general public.

Apr 12, 2021

St. Peter’s Health Announces Affiliation with Huntsman Cancer Institute

St. Peter's Health announced the decision to affiliate with Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah and bring a higher level of cancer care to the Helena community. The affiliation with HCI enables patients undergoing cancer and hematology care at St. Peter's Health in Helena, Montana to access a broader variety of treatment options along with top cancer experts at HCI.

Apr 12, 2021

Holding onto Hope for a Family while Facing Ovarian Cancer

Shelli Armstrong was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at age 29 before she was able to start the family she always wanted. In this guest post, she talks about her initial diagnosis and recent recurrence. Shelli explains her anxieties and struggles as she underwent chemotherapy and surgeries that affected her life and potential for her future family.

Apr 08, 2021

Seeing the Positive During Brain Cancer

For Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week, Krista Park Law shares her journey. After being diagnosed with grade III astrocytoma, brain cancer, at the age of 30, she remained positive and brave in the face of a difficult prognosis.

Apr 08, 2021

Huntsman Cancer Institute Research Shows Melanoma Incidence and Mortality Higher in Utah Compared to Rest of U.S.

Utah had more melanoma deaths than any other state from 1975 to 2013, says a letter published today by HCI researchers in the New England Journal of Medicine. In contrast to the rest of the United States, melanoma mortality in Utah increased by 0.8% per year over that period. The researchers say this data emphasizes the need to stay vigilant about preventing melanoma.

Apr 07, 2021

I Can Answer That: Karlie Allen on Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer

Huntsman Cancer Institute Program Coordinator Karlie Allen discusses the importance of her role as an Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Patient Navigator. Last year, 89,000 AYAs were diagnosed with cancer and through Intermountain Healthcare and Primary Children’s Hospital, they can connect to one another to build community and provide support.

Apr 06, 2021

Cancer Registrars: The Driving Force of Cancer Data

Cancer registrars play a crucial role in figuring out how to improve cancer treatment and prevention. They collect data that provides essential information for cancer physicians, researchers, and public health professionals. The 25th annual National Cancer Registrars Week, April 5–9, celebrates the important work these experts do.