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

Media Contact

Ashlee Harrison
Public Relations – Huntsman Cancer Institute

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About Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah

Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah is the official cancer center of Utah. The cancer campus includes a state-of-the-art cancer specialty hospital as well as two buildings dedicated to cancer research. HCI treats patients with all forms of cancer and is recognized among the best cancer hospitals in the country by U.S. News and World Report. As the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Mountain West, HCI serves the largest geographic region in the country, drawing patients from Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana. More genes for inherited cancers have been discovered at HCI than at any other cancer center in the world, including genes responsible for hereditary breast, ovarian, colon, head, and neck cancers, along with melanoma. HCI manages the Utah Population Database, the largest genetic database in the world, with information on more than 11 million people linked to genealogies, health records, and vital statistics. HCI was founded by Jon M. and Karen Huntsman.

Cancer touches all of us.

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