Apr 29, 2022

Social Worker Shares Story about Tongue Cancer

As a social worker at Huntsman Cancer Institute, Karen Jensen saw the daily impact doctors and care team members made on patients. Those firsthand experiences provided her with comfort when she was diagnosed recently with tongue cancer. She knew that being here was the best place she could possibly be.

Apr 27, 2022

Current or Former Smoker? Get Screened for Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of death in the United States and most symptoms don't show up until it has spread. The key is catching it early. Huntsman Cancer Institute pulmonologist Chakravarthy Reddy, MD, describes a standard screening procedure and explains how important they are in spotting and possibly preventing lung cancer.

Apr 20, 2022

The Importance of Asking for Help

Whether you are a patient or caregiver, asking for help can be difficult. Huntsman Cancer Institute social workers Amy Horyna, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C, and Virginia Wilson, LCSW, OSW-C, provide some tips on how to get comfortable asking for help, what you should ask for, and what other outlets could be available.

Apr 15, 2022

A Huntsman Hero: Matt Elizondo Driven by Service to Others

Matt Elizondo works as a registered nurse and spent 10 years in the military. After cancer treatment, he continues to go above and beyond in service to others, cycling with Huntsman Heroes and raising money for cancer research.

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).

Apr 13, 2022

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Adaptive Clinical Trial Adds New Investigational Treatment and Additional Sites

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network has announced the latest updates to its innovative adaptive clinical trial, Precision PromiseSM, including the addition of an investigational treatment from global healthcare company, Novartis, as well as the opening of five additional sites across the country, including at Huntsman Cancer Institute.

Apr 07, 2022

American Cancer Society Awards $50,000 to Transportation Needs for Cancer Patients

Huntsman Cancer Institute awarded $50,000 by American Cancer Society to fund transportation and lodging for cancer patients and their loved ones. Amy Horyna, MSW, says, "This gift will make a huge difference by allowing us to deliver assistance directly to patients who need it most."

Apr 01, 2022

Sleep and Cancer: What You Need to Know If You’re Having Trouble Sleeping

Anyone can have a few sleepless nights, but when you can’t fall asleep or stay asleep most nights, you may have insomnia. Cancer patients have an increased risk of insomnia. There many ways you can deal with your insomnia, including seeking medical help from your care team.