May 11, 2022

American Indian Advocate Attends Cancer Moonshot Event

Huntsman Cancer Institute’s Phyllis Pettit Nassi, MSW, attended a White House event where President Biden announced a relaunch of the Cancer Moonshot initiative. She talks about her work to reduce American Indian cancer disparities, which the Moonshot aims to address.

May 04, 2022

Expanding Commitment to Advance Cancer Research in the Mountain West

Huntsman Cancer Institute’s Phyllis Pettit Nassi, MSW, attended a White House event where President Biden announced a relaunch of the Cancer Moonshot initiative. She talks about her work to reduce American Indian cancer disparities, which the Moonshot aims to address.

Apr 13, 2022

New Initiatives Awarded $4.7 Million to Encourage COVID-19 Testing in Underserved Communities and Schools

In their quest to overcome health disparities, University of Utah Health scientists are launching SCALE-UP II and SCALE-UP Counts, a pair of initiatives designed to increase COVID-19 testing and vaccination among rural and underserved populations. Combined, the two initiatives are supported by $4.7 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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

Patients Are the Purpose: A Clinical Research Coordinator Shares Her Story

Clinical trials provide important information to researchers and could benefit cancer patients during their treatment. In her role as a clinical trials coordinator, Elyse D’Astous is the connection between these two ends of the care spectrum. Whether it’s tracking a trial’s efficacy or helping a patient keep everything organized, clinical trials coordinators are there to support the advancement of cancer research and treatment.

Mar 01, 2022

Addressing Cancer Needs throughout the Mountain West

Neli Ulrich, PhD, MS, cancer center director at Huntsman Cancer Institute, shares some of the innovations and successes of the past year. Whether it’s a record number of patients involved with clinical trials or nearly $100 million received in grant funding, this is an exciting time for everyone. Learn about some of the new and creative ways, Huntsman Cancer Institute is having a profound, positive impact on the Mountain West.

Mar 01, 2022

Unlocking Mysteries of Lung & Pancreas Cancers

Collaboration is at the heart of Huntsman Cancer Institute’s culture. Fueled by dedication, lab scientists make progress each day toward understanding cancer from its beginnings. Recently, a pair of studies on lung and pancreatic cancer have made significant headway.

Mar 01, 2022

Looking to the Past for Clues to Prevent Cancer

The best way to predict the future may be to understand the past. Researchers with the Utah Population Database (UPDB) want people to be aware of their genetic history in order to understand, and possibly prevent, a cancer diagnosis. By using generations of information, the UPDB can save lives now and for years to come.