Mar 01, 2022

Unlocking Mysteries of Lung & Pancreas Cancers

Collaboration is at the heart of Huntsman Cancer Institute’s culture. Fueled by dedication, lab scientists make progress each day toward understanding cancer from its beginnings. Recently, a pair of studies on lung and pancreatic cancer have made significant headway.

Mar 01, 2022

Looking to the Past for Clues to Prevent Cancer

The best way to predict the future may be to understand the past. Researchers with the Utah Population Database (UPDB) want people to be aware of their genetic history in order to understand, and possibly prevent, a cancer diagnosis. By using generations of information, the UPDB can save lives now and for years to come.

Mar 01, 2022

Mapping Melanoma to Better Understand Skin Cancers

The Mountain West region is well known for its natural beauty and its plethora of outdoor attractions and activities. With that time spent in the sun, the risk of melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer, increases. Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute are taking a deeper look at melanocytes, the cells where melanoma originates, in order to improve treatments.

Mar 01, 2022

Our People are our Greatest Strength

Huntsman Cancer Institute is not the same as when it was founded. It is better. Philanthropic investments by more than one million donors are critically important to continue this story of compassion, state-of-the-art advances, and new breakthroughs that save lives. Peter Huntsman, Chairman and CEO of the Huntsman Cancer Foundation, shares a message with the community.

Mar 01, 2022

Strong Arms Around You Always: Sigma Chi

When University of Utah student Josh Dunn was diagnosed with brain cancer, he remembered something his Sigma Chi brothers always said: “There are strong arms around you always, no matter where you are.” Josh’s story, and this quote, spurred his fellow members of the Beta Epsilon chapter to raise over $120,000 for cancer research.

Feb 28, 2022

Research Team Outlines New Methods to Identify Personalized Drug Treatments for Breast Cancer

Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute are developing breast cancer models using tumors donated by patients to narrow the number of drugs that might be effective in each tumor based on the unique characteristics and behavior in these models of cancer.

Feb 28, 2022

Rare Types of Cancer: What to Know if You’ve Been Diagnosed

If you have a rare type of cancer, you may face extra challenges than those with a more common type of cancer. Learn what makes rare cancers difficult and what you can do to advocate for yourself.

Feb 18, 2022

Ask an Expert: Bile Duct Cancer

About 8,000 people are diagnosed with bile duct cancer each year. But the actual number of cases is likely to be higher, because these cancers can be hard to diagnose, and some might be misclassified as other types of cancer. To learn more about bile duct cancer, its symptoms, and diagnosis, we spoke with John Morris, MD, SCM, a gastroenterologist (GI).