Aug 15, 2022

New Research Shines Light on Racial Disparities in Cancer Treatment

People of color are experiencing significant delays when they try to obtain a more targeted and effective form of radiation therapy, according to a Huntsman Cancer Institute study published in JCO Oncology Practice. The study examined racial disparities in the use of intensity modulated radiation therapy, a high-precision method that minimizes damage to surrounding tissue.

Aug 12, 2022

Mental Illness Elevated Among Hodgkin Lymphoma Patients

Patients with Hodgkin lymphoma are more likely to suffer from mental-health and substance-abuse disorders than the general population. Calling for more attention to mental health, a study published August 2 in Cancer by researchers from Huntsman Cancer Institute found people with the disease had higher risks of anxiety, depression, substance abuse, suicide, and self-inflicted injuries.

Aug 08, 2022

One Family's Loss Creates Hope for Children's Cancer Research

After their son Ty passed away from a malignant rhabdoid tumor, Cindy and Lou Campbell started The Ty Louis Campbell Foundation in his honor. Their focus is funding childhood cancer research that could lead to improved prognoses for kids like Ty. Their work led them to collaborating with Samuel Cheshier, MD, PhD, a pediatric neurosurgeon and cancer researcher, at Huntsman Cancer Institute.

Aug 05, 2022

Ask an Expert: Technology Empowers Patients with Advanced Cancer to Plan for End-of-Life Care

Technology can assist doctors in giving an accurate six-month prognosis for patients at Huntsman Cancer Institute who have growing solid tumors. A correct prognosis empowers patients to make better decisions and gives them more control over their care and end-of-life plan.

Aug 03, 2022

Letter of Hope from Randy Jensen, Neurosurgeon

“Our team will be with you and your family,” says Randy Jensen, MD, PhD, a physician-scientist and neurosurgical oncologist who specializes in treating patients with benign and malignant brain tumors. In this letter of hope, he empathizes with patients and their families and sheds light on the many people working to make Huntsman Cancer Institute a special place.

Aug 01, 2022

Sun Safety Tips For You and Your Family

Summer has arrived—and that means long hours of sun and fun at backyard barbecues, water parks, and ballparks. If you’re out in the sun, be sure to follow these protection tips.

Jul 29, 2022

Protecting Kids from Melanoma

Kids of all ages resist wearing sunscreen, hats, and protective clothing. But sun protection is the best way to prevent melanoma in the future. Trying these techniques can lessen the struggle and help parents better protect kids from sun damage.

Jul 28, 2022

Huntsman Cancer Institute Again Ranked Among Best Nationally for Cancer Care

Huntsman Cancer Institute ranks 33rd nationally for cancer care according to U.S. News and World Report. More than 4,500 medical centers were evaluated on patient safety, outcomes, research programs, and more, as well as a survey of physicians.