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 02, 2021

New Insights about Melanocytes Could Lead to More 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.

Aug 19, 2021

New Research Identifies Genomic Markers of Aggressive Childhood Leukemias

New research published today in JAMA Oncology reports how two separate DNA changes appear to predict aggressive childhood leukemias when they occur in combination. This study illuminates genetic understanding of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children with the worst outcomes, including relapse and/or death.

Jul 28, 2021

Huntsman Cancer Institute Announces Howard Colman, MD, PhD, as Experimental Therapeutics Program Co-Leader

Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah announced the appointment of Howard Colman, MD, PhD, as the new co-leader of the Experimental Therapeutics Program. Colman is a physician-scientist at HCI, where he holds Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Professorship, and serves as a professor of neurosurgery at the U of U.

Jul 27, 2021

Huntsman Cancer Institute Receives Ranking Among Best Cancer Hospitals in the Nation

U.S. News and World Report has again ranked Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah among the best hospitals in the country for cancer care.

Jul 22, 2021

Huntsman Cancer Institute Study Shows Cancer Misinformation Common on Social Media Sites

Misinformation on social media continues to spread. In a new study published online in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, HCI's Skyler Johnson details how harmful information in cancer treatment articles is a growing concern, and how communication between physicians and their patients is more vital than ever.

Jun 23, 2021

Proton Therapy Opens in Utah

Patients, doctors, scientists, donors, and community members gathered on June 23, 2021 to mark the opening of a major new resource for cancer care in Utah. The Senator Orrin G. Hatch Proton Therapy Center at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) is the first of its kind in the Mountain West and one of only 37 such centers nationwide.

Jun 02, 2021

Huntsman Cancer Institute Researchers Yield New Insights into the Origins of Synovial Sarcoma

A new study published today in Cancer Discovery, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, reports findings that may change the understanding of how synovial sarcoma develops and spreads. The study was led by Kevin B. Jones, MD and Bradley R. Cairns, PhD from Huntsman Cancer Institute.