Mar 01, 2022

Consider the Source: Identifying Cancer Misinformation

Misinformation on social media is more harmful than ever. After witnessing firsthand how difficult it can be to comb through all the clutter, Huntsman Cancer Institute physician-scientist Skyler Johnson, MD, came up with a handy acronym (CRAP) to help patients and their loved ones find factual information and block out the noise.

Mar 01, 2022

Providing Access to Lifesaving Cancer Screenings Near & Far

Access to health care is a growing issue, especially in the Mountain West. Huntsman Cancer Institute wants to eliminate economic, social, cultural, environmental, and geographic disparities through partnerships that improve community health. Learn more about some of these initiatives, like breast and colorectal cancer screenings.

Mar 01, 2022

Partnerships Beyond State Lines

This past year, Huntsman Cancer Institute increased its commitment to the Mountain West by expanding its catchment area. Serving this area of the nation with nearly 10 million people in it creates a massive challenge, but opportunities abound. Huntsman Cancer Institute aims to develop plans to align priorities and strategize opportunities to lessen the burden of cancer in each state.

Jan 31, 2022

Rural Residents Tend to Hold Fatalistic Beliefs and Perceive More Cancer-related Information Overload Than Urban Residents

A study published results that in the United States, adults in rural areas were more likely to think fatalistically about cancer and feel overwhelmed by information about cancer prevention than adults in urban areas. This could be due to an information overload in these rural areas.

Jul 30, 2021

I Can Answer That: Heidi Hanson on Downwinders and Cancer Risk

The University of Utah and Utah Population Database are working to identify, and assist, those exposed to fallout from the Nevada Test Site during the 1950s and 1960s. Heidi Hanson, a researcher with the Utah Population Database, answers some frequently asked questions about these downwinders.

Jul 21, 2021

Can You Trust Doctor Google? 4 Tips for Finding Accurate Cancer Info Online

How many times have you Googled something pertaining to your health? How can you be sure the information is accurate? Or from a trained medical professional? Huntsman Cancer Institute’s cancer information specialists offer tips to make sure you are getting the right guidance.

Mar 01, 2021

Cancer and the LGBTQ Community

LGBTQ individuals face health care disparities and may have an unequal burden of cancer compared with other groups. Huntsman Cancer Institute is committed to providing quality care to LGBTQ people.

Oct 23, 2020

The Important Work of Cancer Health Educators

National Health Education Week celebrates health educators and recognizes the important role they play in health care. Health educators have training and education in community health, health literacy, public health, health education, and other related areas. My job at HCI is to provide accurate, health-literate (easy to understand) cancer information to patients, their family members, and anyone else who has questions about cancer topics.

Apr 04, 2019

Public Health Plays an Important Role in Cancer Prevention

The first week of April is National Public Health Week, which celebrates a growing movement to create the healthiest nation we can. The public health system prevents diseases, including cancer. Public health officials look for patterns to understand why cancer and other diseases happen, teach people about healthy decisions, and create policies that make sure we live in healthy, safe communities.

Mar 01, 2019

Working Together To Engage Every Community

In summer 2018, Huntsman Cancer Institute established a Community Advisory Board (CAB) to increase community outreach and engagement and address health disparities through collaboration. The 38 CAB members represent government organizations, safety-net health care and health systems, comprehensive cancer programs, community organizations focused on the underserved, business and religious leaders, elected officials, and cancer patients, caregivers, and survivors.

Mar 01, 2019

Joining Forces to Eradicate HPV-Related Cancers

HPV vaccination rates still lag far behind other recommended vaccines, and Utah has one of the lowest rates in the nation. Only about 34 percent of Utah adolescents have completed the vaccine series, compared to the national average of 50 percent. Huntsman Cancer Institute is joining forces with experts across the country to change those statistics.