Oct 10, 2022

Inspired By Caring Doctor, Patient Hosts Fundraiser for NET Cancer Research

Following her diagnosis with a neuroendocrine tumor (NET), Leslie Bangeter took time to grieve—then started planning a fundraiser for this rare cancer. Motivated by her doctor, Heloisa Soares, MD, PhD, Leslie's inaugural Black and White Ball raised $18,700 for NET research. She hopes this year’s event raises even more.

Oct 07, 2022

New Endowed Chair and Fellowship Holders, and Renewed Endowed Chairs

Huntsman Cancer Institute celebrates the addition of two endowed chair holders and a fellowship, as well as the renewal of two esteemed endowed chairs. CEO Mary Beckerle, PhD, congratulates distinguished scientists Amit Maity, MD, Jonathan Tward, MD, PhD, Afaf Osman, MD, Jen Doherty, MD, and Neeraj Agarwal, MD.

Oct 05, 2022

How Losing Her Mother to Cancer Led to a Career in Research

After losing her mother to cancer, Katherine (K-T) Varley, PhD, dedicated her life to finding answers. Now as the leader of her own lab at Huntsman Cancer Institute, she is providing answers to those with breast and ovarian cancer.

Oct 03, 2022

Grandson Donates Late Grandfather’s Medication to Patients in Need

Following Gary Canham's passing his grandson wanted to honor his legacy of resourcefulness and giving. Through a state program, he gave his grandfather’s unused, sealed cancer medicine to patients at Huntsman Cancer Institute who couldn’t pay for them on their own.

Sep 30, 2022

Ride on Dads Mobilizes Idaho Communities to Help End Prostate Cancer

When Zach Parris received a prostate cancer diagnosis, he and his wife, Tami, wanted to do more to fund research for the disease. They began their nonprofit organization, Ride on Dads, to raise awareness in their home of Pocatello, Idaho. We asked Zach about his story and what Ride on Dads means to him and his community.

Sep 28, 2022

Speaking Out for Ovarian and Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

After being diagnosed and treated for ovarian cancer, obstetrician Janice Byrne was determined to make a difference for others facing the same disease. Now, she advocates to increase education and awareness about ovarian cancer and provide support to newly diagnosed patients.

Sep 26, 2022

TV Icon Credits Team Approach for Cancer Recovery

‘I feel like Superman,’ says Utah TV icon Bill Gephardt following prostate cancer treatment. A team of doctors empowered him through a process called ‘shared decision making’ where specialists advise and guide patients in picking the best treatment option.

Sep 22, 2022

V Foundation Awards Three Huntsman Cancer Institute Researchers

Huntsman Cancer Institute investigators Doug Grossman, MD, PhD, Conan Kinsey, MD, PhD, and Keren Hilgendorf, PhD, received grants from the V Foundation to fund cancer research. The grants total $1,000,000 and will fund research of skin, pancreatic, and breast cancer.