Jan 05, 2023 1:00 PM

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Author: Avery Shrader


Huntsman Cancer Institute is the proud recipient of the 2022 WebMD Elite Choice Award.

Huntsman Cancer Institute, alongside 26 other health systems across the country, received the Elite Award. This award recognizes health systems that are preferred two to one over competitors in their area and specialty. Huntsman Cancer Institute is included in this list of highly regarded oncology-focused health systems and major cancer center across the United States.

“Receiving WebMD’s Elite Award is a meaningful vote of confidence as we continue our mission to deliver a cancer-free frontier,” says Mary Beckerle, PhD, CEO of Huntsman Cancer Institute.

In addition to recognition for compassionate care, Huntsman Cancer Institute continues to receive many awards for its cancer research and treatment.

“We would not be able to fulfill our mission without the trust of patients who know they can receive state-of-the-art treatments, comprehensive and compassionate care, and access to a multitude of research,” says Sachin Apte, MD, MS, MBA, chief clinical officer, and physician-in-chief at Huntsman Cancer Institute. “We are honored to be trusted by patients and referring providers to deliver some of the best cancer care in the region.”

“We are thrilled to be recognized by both patients and providers for the quality and impact of our cancer care,” says Beckerle. “We have many talented individuals at Huntsman Cancer Institute who have earned this trust with an unwavering dedication to excellence.”

Learn more about what makes Huntsman Cancer Institute one of the best health systems in the nation.

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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.