Jan 31, 2022

Rural Residents Tend to Hold Fatalistic Beliefs and Perceive More Cancer-related Information Overload Than Urban Residents

A study published results that in the United States, adults in rural areas were more likely to think fatalistically about cancer and feel overwhelmed by information about cancer prevention than adults in urban areas. This could be due to an information overload in these rural areas.

Jan 06, 2022

Amit Maity, MD, PhD, to Lead Department of Radiation Oncology at University of Utah Health

Huntsman Cancer Institute and University of Utah Health welcome Amit Maity, MD, PhD, to serve as professor and chair of the department of radiation oncology for the Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine at University of Utah. Maity is a physician-scientist who currently serves at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

Dec 22, 2021

Werner Appointed New Senior Director of Clinical Research

Theresa Werner, MD, has been appointed senior director of clinical research at Huntsman Cancer Institute by Neli Ulrich, PhD, MS, executive director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center. Werner, a physician scientist and associate professor of medicine at the University of Utah.

Dec 21, 2021

Scientists Research New Device to Diagnose Skin Cancer

Detection of skin cancer relies on visual examination, making it hard to reliably determine the skin cancer subtype and its extent of invasion into the skin. Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute have developed a potential new device to diagnose skin cancer using an electrical current.

Dec 20, 2021

New Research Highlights Potential Role of Gas Plasma in Leukemia Treatment

A unique collection of tissue samples donated by people with chronic myeloid leukemia was the driving force behind the discovery of a potentially major new treatment approach for drug-resistant leukemia. The tissue samples were provided by cancer patients at Huntsman Cancer Institute.

Dec 15, 2021

New Research Highlights Impact of Cancer Treatment on Fertility in Women

In a new study, Utah researchers report that cancer treatment is linked to a decrease in births. They share their findings and talk about oncofertility, the area of medicine that supports cancer patients who want to have children someday.

Dec 10, 2021

Outpatient Clinics Earn Press Ganey Pinnacle of Excellence Award

Huntsman Cancer Institute’s outpatient clinics have earned a Press Ganey Pinnacle of Excellence Award. The award recognizes health care facilities who maintain consistently high levels of excellence in patient experience, employee engagement, physician engagement, or clinical quality performance.

Dec 08, 2021

Nicola Camp, PhD, Named Director of the Utah Population Database

Huntsman Cancer Institute genetic epidemiologist Nicola Camp, PhD, has been appointed director of the Utah Population Database. This database contains medical records and other information from 11 million individuals and helps researchers identify genetic patterns of disease, including cancer.