Jun 01, 2020 5:00 PM

“We are saddened and heartbroken and share in the grief and loss expressed by our community in the past week, immediately precipitated by the murder of George Floyd. We stand with those locally and across the country asking for accountability and reforms in our justice system and throughout our society to end racism and discrimination directed at communities of color. We urge all to commit to peacefully engage in these critical conversations.

HCI’s Beacon of Hope will shine each evening this week in sunlit gold as a symbol of our commitment to a better future—one in which we truly achieve freedom, justice, and equity for all.”

Mary Beckerle, PhD

Kola Okuyemi, MD
HCI Senior Director of Diversity and Inclusion

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Heather Simonsen
Public Relations – Huntsman Cancer Institute
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About Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah

Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah is the official cancer center of Utah and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Mountain West. The campus includes a state-of-the-art cancer specialty hospital and two buildings dedicated to cancer research. Huntsman Cancer Institute provides patient care, cancer screening, and education at community clinics and affiliate hospitals throughout the Mountain West. It is consistently recognized among the best cancer hospitals in the country by U.S. News and World Report. The region’s first proton therapy center opened in 2021 and a major hospital expansion is underway. Huntsman Cancer Institute is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for staff, students, patients, and communities. Advancing cancer research discoveries and treatments to meet the needs of patients who live far away from a major medical center is a unique focus. More genes for inherited cancers have been discovered at Huntsman Cancer Institute than at any other cancer center, including genes responsible for breast, ovarian, colon, head and neck cancers, and melanoma. Huntsman Cancer Institute was founded by Jon M. and Karen Huntsman.

Cancer touches all of us.

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