Sep 21, 2022

What is Radioactive Iodine Therapy? A Patient's View on Thyroid Cancer Treatment

Radioactive iodine (RAI) therapy is a type of treatment for an overactive thyroid, hyperthyroidism, and certain types of thyroid cancer. The term "radioactive" may sound scary, but it is a safe and effective treatment. Huntsman Cancer Institute patient Anne Snuggrud answers some frequently asked questions about her condition, treatment, and care.

Sep 19, 2022

Ask an Expert: Is Prostate Cancer Genetic?

The National Cancer Institute states that about 1 in 8 males will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetimes. The average person’s chance of getting prostate cancer increases with age. Yet sometimes the chance of getting prostate cancer can be passed down through our genes. Huntsman Cancer Institute genetic counselor Samantha Greenberg answers questions about prostate cancer.

Sep 16, 2022

Love, Friends, and Faith: Two-Time Cancer Patient Shares Her Story

When Jeanette Nielsen was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, she turned to the professional care teams and clinical trials at Huntsman Cancer Institute. "We knew that clinical trials in the past made treatments possible for the present, which I benefited from. Now I want to pay it forward so future patients can benefit as well."

Sep 15, 2022

A Warrior’s Determination: Honoring Our 5-Year-Old Son and Supporting Childhood Cancer Research

Marshall Brown was an active, happy, healthy 5-year-old who loved sports. After being diagnosed with sarcoma in August of 2021, he immediately began treatment at Huntsman Cancer Institute and Primary Children’s Hospital. His father, Brady, details the family's journey and shares how it is honoring Marshall’s memory by partnering with the Salt Lake Bees to raise money for childhood cancer research.

Sep 14, 2022

Give Your Body Some Gratitude

When we experience illnesses such as cancer, we sometimes develop an antagonistic relationship with our bodies. And yet, these are the times when they most need our care and appreciation. Treating your body with kindness and appreciation will allow you to experience greater happiness.

Sep 12, 2022

Letter of Hope from Sach Apte, Gynecologic Oncologist

Sachin Apte, MD, chief clinical officer at Huntsman Cancer Institute and physician-in-chief of the cancer hospital, shares a Letter of Hope with patients. He details his decision to become an gynecologic oncologist and its impact on him.

Sep 09, 2022

Jonathan Tward Named Inaugural Holder of Vincent P. and Janet Mancini Presidential Endowed Chair in Genitourinary Malignancies

Cancer has had a profound impact on Vincent and Janet Mancini. In addition to a number of family members with cancer, Vincent was treated for prostate cancer. In gratitude, they decided to "pay it forward" and create a Presidential Endowed Chair in Genitourinary Malignancies. The inaugural holder of this prestigious position is Jonathan Tward, MD, PhD, leader of Huntsman Cancer Institute's Genitourinary Cancers Center.

Sep 06, 2022

Child Life Specialist Services at Huntsman Cancer Institute

A child life specialist plays an important role at Huntsman Cancer Institute. In her role, Abbie Owens, MS, CCLS, provides comfort to pediatric cancer patients and their families. She also describes how Patient and Family Support Services assist pediatric cancer patients and their families before, during, and after treatment.