Sep 10, 2021

2021 PathMaker Programs for Cancer Research

This summer, Huntsman Cancer Institute welcomed back its PathMaker Programs for Cancer Research. Sixteen students and four secondary school science teachers learned valuable lessons while sharing amazing experiences together.

Sep 09, 2021

Patient Experience Scores

HCI prides itself on putting patients first and the data supports it. From information collected via patient surveys, the HCI care experience is rated as one of the best in the nation.

Sep 08, 2021

Lab Finding May Broaden Understanding of How Some Cancers Begin

New research done by the Ullman and Sundquist Labs examines the important role of a quality control process—called an abscission checkpoint— in allowing cells to divide and replicate. Their findings may lead to better understanding of how cancers begin and become more aggressive.

Sep 06, 2021

What is Chemo Brain?

Chemo brain affects many cancer patients. Feeling like you’re living in a fog is natural, but this haziness can impact your life. Here are some ways to help you focus and feel more organized while your brain adjusts during, and after, cancer treatment.

Sep 02, 2021

Insights about Melanocytes Could Lead to Targeted Melanoma Treatments

Huntsman Cancer Institute melanoma researchers have generated the first “atlas” of where human melanocytes are located in the body. In analyzing the atlas data, the team discovered different types of melanocytes, including what looks to be the cell of origin for an understudied subtype called acral melanoma, which mostly affects people of color.

Sep 01, 2021

45 Is the New 50 for Colorectal Cancer Screening

As research is showing a trend in higher incidence and mortality of colorectal cancer in younger adults, the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force released new guidelines to be screened for colorectal cancer at age 45 instead of 50.

Aug 31, 2021

A Daughter’s Need Leads to Homegrown Blood Drive

When their daughter Morgan was diagnosed with cancer during the pandemic, the Marietti’s felt helpless. After her treatment was delayed due to a shortage in blood products, they discovered a way to help by holding a blood drive through ARUP Blood Services.

Aug 30, 2021

Striking Out Cancer: Life after a Leukemia Diagnosis

Adam Whitt shares experiences about being a professional baseball pitcher and then being diagnosed with chronic myeloid (or myelogenous) leukemia. Now in remission, he is finding success in another sport – golf.