Sep 14, 2021

Trainee Receives National Cancer Institute Award

Huntsman Cancer Institute predoctoral fellow Prasoona Karra, MS, was selected to receive the National Cancer Institute Predoctoral Fellow Transition Award to support her in her late stages of PhD training through transition to postdoctoral position. It will provide up to six years of funding to support Karra’s research.

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 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 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 23, 2021

Ask an Expert: What is Amyloidosis?

Amyloidosis is a rare disease and researchers are trying to find new treatments for the disease. Huntsman Cancer Institute's Amandeep Godara, MBBS, tells you more about the disease, including its causes, symptoms and possible treatments.

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.

Aug 05, 2021

How Cyclotrons Play a Crucial Role in Cancer Treatment

A cyclotron manufactures radiopharmaceuticals for positron emission tomography (PET) scans, which help doctors see where cancer is located inside the body. Huntsman Cancer Institute director of cyclotron operations, Brandon Buckway, explains how the cyclotron is a crucial tool in treating people with cancer.

Jul 30, 2021

I Can Answer That: Heidi Hanson on Downwinders and Cancer Risk

The University of Utah and Utah Population Database are working to identify, and assist, those exposed to fallout from the Nevada Test Site during the 1950s and 1960s. Heidi Hanson, a researcher with the Utah Population Database, answers some frequently asked questions about these downwinders.