Jul 08, 2020

New Clues from Fruit Flies about the Critical Role of Sex Hormones in Stem Cell Control

In one of the first studies addressing the role of sex hormones’ impact on stem cells in the gut, scientists outline new insights showing how a steroidal sex hormone, that is structurally and functionally similar to human steroid hormones, drastically alters the way intestinal stem cells behave, ultimately affecting the overarching structure and function of this critical organ.

Jun 02, 2020

Researchers Identify a Moving Target in Small Cell Lung Tumors

About 15 percent of lung cancers are classified as small cell lung cancer. Recent studies have indicated that four major subtypes of small cell lung cancer exist, yet approaches to tailor treatment of these subtypes have not yet become standard of care. Today in the journal Cancer Cell, scientists outline new findings about the origins of these lung cancer subtypes, paving the way for a new foundation to study this disease.

Apr 29, 2020

Researchers Find New Insights Linking Cell Division to Cancer

Scientists at Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah and collaborators at the University of California, San Francisco published research in the journal Nature extending our understanding of the process of cell division. They discovered the protein LEM2 has two important functions during cell division.

Mar 09, 2020

HCI Post-Doctoral Fellow Receives Award from the National Cancer Institute

Aria Vaishnavi, PhD, a post-doctoral fellow at Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah has received the first annual National Cancer Institute Pathway to Independence Award for Outstanding Early Stage Postdoctoral Researchers. The “Early K99” grant supports researchers who need only a short period of training and mentorship after their doctoral degrees and before they’re hired into a faculty position.

Mar 04, 2020

Paving the Way for Indigenous Scholars

The PathMaker Program definitely had a significant impact on my career path. It was what opened the door to the research world and provided me with the support I needed even after completing the program. I learned that even though my internship ended, the relationships and contacts I gained in the program did not. PathMaker has helped me in every step of my career, and I will be forever grateful.

Mar 01, 2020

Colegial y colaborativo

Parte de nuestra misión en Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI por sus siglas en inglés) es transmitir conocimiento a la prometedora próxima generación. Los programas de capacitación se pueden encontrar en todo HCI en atención clínica e investigación, y en todos los grupos de edad, desde la escuela secundaria hasta los estudiantes posdoctorales. HCI capacita a futuros líderes en disciplinas relacionadas al cáncer, algunos de los cuales se presentan aquí.

Mar 01, 2020

Mensaje de Kolawole Okuyemi

Una de las cosas más gratificantes de estar en la medicina académica es la cultura de la tutoría y el entrenamiento que conlleva. Cuando estaba empezando mi carrera, tuve el beneficio de los asesores de la facultad que me ayudaron a asegurarme de que tenía el mejor entrenamiento para permitirme tener éxito. Y ahora, tengo el privilegio de asesorar a los profesores novatos que comienzan sus propias carreras.

Mar 01, 2020

Collegial and Collaborative

Part of our mission at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) is to pass on knowledge to the promising next generation. Training programs can be found across HCI in clinical care and research, and across age groups—from high school to postdoctoral students. HCI trains future leaders in cancer disciplines, some of whom are introduced here.