Mar 01, 2022

Dealing with a Daughter’s Cancer Diagnosis: One Family’s Story

Imagine your child is diagnosed with cancer. How would you react? When Sarah Bresee’s 11-year old daughter, Emma, was told she had Ewing sarcoma, a family’s world was turned upside down. Luckily, Huntsman Cancer Institute provides a mix of highly trained medical specialists using innovative technology and child life specialists supporting families during trying times.

Mar 01, 2022

Consider the Source: Identifying Cancer Misinformation

Misinformation on social media is more harmful than ever. After witnessing firsthand how difficult it can be to comb through all the clutter, Huntsman Cancer Institute physician-scientist Skyler Johnson, MD, came up with a handy acronym (CRAP) to help patients and their loved ones find factual information and block out the noise.

Mar 01, 2022

Reflections on my First Year

After his first year at Huntsman Cancer Institute, chief clinical officer Sachin Apte, MD, MS, MBA, reflects on the highlights. Whether its ambitious and innovative research initiatives or seeing compassion from care teams and in community clinics, Apte knows what defines Huntsman Cancer Institute is its culture.

Mar 01, 2022

Providing Access to Lifesaving Cancer Screenings Near & Far

Access to health care is a growing issue, especially in the Mountain West. Huntsman Cancer Institute wants to eliminate economic, social, cultural, environmental, and geographic disparities through partnerships that improve community health. Learn more about some of these initiatives, like breast and colorectal cancer screenings.

Mar 01, 2022

Empathic Breast Care Every Step of the Way

Amber Smith, RN, is the first and only breast imaging nurse coordinator at Huntsman Cancer Institute. She helps patients navigate the entire breast biopsy process, providing emotional support, and acting as an advocate and guide. Learn more about the important role she plays on the cancer team.

Mar 01, 2022

Patients Are the Purpose: A Clinical Research Coordinator Shares Her Story

Clinical trials provide important information to researchers and could benefit cancer patients during their treatment. In her role as a clinical trials coordinator, Elyse D’Astous is the connection between these two ends of the care spectrum. Whether it’s tracking a trial’s efficacy or helping a patient keep everything organized, clinical trials coordinators are there to support the advancement of cancer research and treatment.

Mar 01, 2022

Addressing Cancer Needs throughout the Mountain West

Neli Ulrich, PhD, MS, cancer center director at Huntsman Cancer Institute, shares some of the innovations and successes of the past year. Whether it’s a record number of patients involved with clinical trials or nearly $100 million received in grant funding, this is an exciting time for everyone. Learn about some of the new and creative ways, Huntsman Cancer Institute is having a profound, positive impact on the Mountain West.

Mar 01, 2022

Partnerships Beyond State Lines

This past year, Huntsman Cancer Institute increased its commitment to the Mountain West by expanding its catchment area. Serving this area of the nation with nearly 10 million people in it creates a massive challenge, but opportunities abound. Huntsman Cancer Institute aims to develop plans to align priorities and strategize opportunities to lessen the burden of cancer in each state.