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 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.

Mar 07, 2022

What You Need to Know about Lymphedema

The lymph system moves fluid throughout the body. Lymphedema can happen if lymph vessels are damaged or if lymph nodes were removed during surgery. It can also be a side effect of radiation treatment. For example, after removal of lymph nodes in the armpit or radiation to the lymph nodes in the armpit, swelling due to lymphedema may happen in that arm.

Feb 28, 2022

Research Team Outlines New Methods to Identify Personalized Drug Treatments for Breast Cancer

Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute are developing breast cancer models using tumors donated by patients to narrow the number of drugs that might be effective in each tumor based on the unique characteristics and behavior in these models of cancer.

Feb 28, 2022

Rare Types of Cancer: What to Know if You’ve Been Diagnosed

If you have a rare type of cancer, you may face extra challenges than those with a more common type of cancer. Learn what makes rare cancers difficult and what you can do to advocate for yourself.

Jan 06, 2022

Amit Maity, MD, PhD, to Lead Department of Radiation Oncology at University of Utah Health

Huntsman Cancer Institute and University of Utah Health welcome Amit Maity, MD, PhD, to serve as professor and chair of the department of radiation oncology for the Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine at University of Utah. Maity is a physician-scientist who currently serves at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

Dec 15, 2021

New Research Highlights Impact of Cancer Treatment on Fertility in Women

In a new study, Utah researchers report that cancer treatment is linked to a decrease in births. They share their findings and talk about oncofertility, the area of medicine that supports cancer patients who want to have children someday.

Dec 10, 2021

Outpatient Clinics Earn Press Ganey Pinnacle of Excellence Award

Huntsman Cancer Institute’s outpatient clinics have earned a Press Ganey Pinnacle of Excellence Award. The award recognizes health care facilities who maintain consistently high levels of excellence in patient experience, employee engagement, physician engagement, or clinical quality performance.