Apr 17, 2020

COVID-19 Response Update: April 17, 2020

Our CEO Mary Beckerle shares an update from Huntsman Cancer Institute with our patients and community on how the organization is responding to COVID-19, also known as coronavirus. This week, she describes activities at HCI and inspiring stories from staff. Updates are also regularly available on our social media pages.

Apr 16, 2020

A Series of Fortunate Events

Most nurses don’t do much sitting while they’re on the job. That’s partly why Amy Fenton, internal medicine nurse at University of Utah Hospital, was so excited to sit down one day in mid-April of 2019—for a chair massage, no less. She had no idea that chair massage would lead to a cancer diagnosis.

Apr 15, 2020

The New Normal for Now: What Living with Cancer Can Teach Us about Living through the COVID-19 Pandemic

Recently I caught the tail end of a radio interview with a psychologist discussing the effects of the “new normal” that has been thrust on all of us during the COVID-19 pandemic. I’ve struggled with the term new normal when it is used with cancer patients and survivors. I rebelled against the new normal, because I want my old normal back. I did not hear much of the interview, but it got me to thinking. There are many parallels between dealing with cancer and living through a pandemic.

Apr 10, 2020

COVID-19 Response Update: April 10, 2020

Our CEO Mary Beckerle shares an update to explain the steps Huntsman Cancer Institute is taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19, also known as coronavirus. Updates are also regularly available on our social media pages.

Apr 10, 2020

One Sibling’s Perspective on Childhood Cancer

When a child is diagnosed with any life-threatening disease, especially cancer, the focus shifts to the child suffering from that disease—as it should. But what is often forgotten is how the entire family is affected. Understandably, we often think of primary caregivers, in most cases the parents. Very rarely do we hear a sibling’s perspective, like mine.

Apr 09, 2020

10 Things to Know about AYA Cancer

April 6–10, 2020, is Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Awareness Week. We want to recognize our patients age 15–39 who have been diagnosed with cancer. Here are 10 things to know about AYA cancer.

Apr 08, 2020

Building the Life He Wants

Rene Vazquez knew he wanted to have kids someday, but at the age of 26, he wasn’t there yet. He was focused on his job and his hobbies as a filmmaker and DJ. But when he was diagnosed with testicular cancer, Rene faced the possibility of losing the chance to one day have biological kids.

Apr 07, 2020

Huntsman Cancer Institute Receives Donation of Five Tons of Hand Sanitizer

On April 6, 2020, Huntsman Cancer Institute and University of Utah Health received a donation of five tons of hand sanitizer from Huntsman Corporation and LyondellBasell. This first shipment is part of a larger production initiative to help protect health care workers during this pandemic.