Jul 20, 2020

What You Need to Know about Eye Cancer and Eyelid Cancer

Cancers that happen in and around the eye are very rare. The most common type of eye cancer that happens in adults is ocular melanoma, sometimes known as intraocular melanoma. This is when melanoma forms inside the eye or just around the eyelid.

Jul 17, 2020

Talks with Docs: Heloisa Soares, MD, PhD

Heloisa Soares, MD, PhD, is not simply an oncologist or neuroendocrine tumor expert. She is also a passionate advocate to patients and has, along with many other patient-centered activities, volunteered at the ASCO Advocacy Summit on Capitol Hill and had the opportunity to meet members of Congress to advocate for improved patient care. Learn about her advocacy work, Brazilian upbringing, and more in this edition of Talks with Docs.

Jul 17, 2020

Sarcoma Awareness: John Groundland, MD

Sarcomas are cancers of the muscle, bone, and connective tissues such as cartilage, fat, nerves, blood vessels, and tendons. Sarcomas usually happen in arms, legs, or the body wall. They can also happen in other areas of the body.

Jul 16, 2020

COVID-19 and Cancer Patients

COVID-19 is a new type of virus that can cause mild and severe infections in the lungs. Like other viruses, it can lead to serious infections for people with weakened immune systems. Some people with cancer might have a higher risk of getting COVID-19 or having a serious infection from it.

Jul 15, 2020

Huntsman Cancer Institute Announces Next Major Expansion: Cancer Care Coming to Patient Homes in Rural Utah

A $4.5 million gift from the Huntsman family will fund an expansion of a unique program at Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah that brings specialty cancer care directly to patients in their homes. With this major gift, HCI’s Huntsman at Home will expand to rural Utah, including Carbon, Emery, and Grand Counties. The goal is to provide cancer care for patients who live far from HCI in Salt Lake City by partnering with patients and their caregivers, communities, and medical teams to deliver many aspects of cancer care in a patient’s own home as an alternative to hospital visits at a medical center or emergency department.

Jul 15, 2020

Working with a Purpose

Debby Rogers was a dynamic member of the Huntsman Cancer Institute Communications and Public Affairs Office. She was on staff for just two years before she passed away due to complications from cancer , but in that time she cultivated many friendships, built trust, and found inspiring stories about patients and the people at HCI working to eradicate cancer.

Jul 10, 2020

Huntsman Cancer Institute’s Commitment to End Racism

At Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI), we are familiar with tackling major and complex challenges, like cancer. We will similarly dedicate ourselves to tackling racism. Meaningful action is long overdue. We fall short of our vision to deliver a cancer-free frontier if we do not succeed in our efforts to achieve equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Jul 10, 2020

How to Donate Hair for Wigs

Hair loss, a well-known side effect of cancer treatment, is one of many challenges people with cancer experience. To help with this loss, some people grow out their hair and then donate it to create wigs for people undergoing treatment. Here are some tips for donating your hair.