Oct 17, 2022

Health Educators Explain Their Passion for Profession

In honor of National Health Education Week, we asked a few of our health educators at Huntsman Cancer Institute to share why they love what they do.

Oct 14, 2022

Spotlight on The Area We Serve: Nevada Cancer Coalition

The Community Outreach and Engagement team recently attended the annual Cancer Control Summit in Reno, Nevada. The event featured sessions on targeted topics across the cancer spectrum as Huntsman Cancer Institute received the 2022 Healthcare Partner of the Year award.

Oct 12, 2022

Healing the Scars of Having Skin Cancer so Young

After being diagnosed with melanoma at an early age, MaryAnn Gerber was shocked. Surgery left her with scars, both emotional and physical. At her lowest point, she spotted an ad for the Utah Cancer Action Network and now, through hard work and activism, she is raising awareness throughout the state.

Oct 10, 2022

Inspired By Caring Doctor, Patient Hosts Fundraiser for NET Cancer Research

Following her diagnosis with a neuroendocrine tumor (NET), Leslie Bangeter took time to grieve—then started planning a fundraiser for this rare cancer. Motivated by her doctor, Heloisa Soares, MD, PhD, Leslie's inaugural Black and White Ball raised $18,700 for NET research. She hopes this year’s event raises even more.

Oct 07, 2022

New Endowed Chair and Fellowship Holders, and Renewed Endowed Chairs

Huntsman Cancer Institute celebrates the addition of two endowed chair holders and a fellowship, as well as the renewal of two esteemed endowed chairs. CEO Mary Beckerle, PhD, congratulates distinguished scientists Amit Maity, MD, Jonathan Tward, MD, PhD, Afaf Osman, MD, Jen Doherty, MD, and Neeraj Agarwal, MD.

Oct 05, 2022

How Losing Her Mother to Cancer Led to a Career in Research

After losing her mother to cancer, Katherine (K-T) Varley, PhD, dedicated her life to finding answers. Now as the leader of her own lab at Huntsman Cancer Institute, she is providing answers to those with breast and ovarian cancer.

Oct 03, 2022

Grandson Donates Late Grandfather’s Medication to Patients in Need

Following Gary Canham's passing his grandson wanted to honor his legacy of resourcefulness and giving. Through a state program, he gave his grandfather’s unused, sealed cancer medicine to patients at Huntsman Cancer Institute who couldn’t pay for them on their own.

Sep 30, 2022

Ride on Dads Mobilizes Idaho Communities to Help End Prostate Cancer

When Zach Parris received a prostate cancer diagnosis, he and his wife, Tami, wanted to do more to fund research for the disease. They began their nonprofit organization, Ride on Dads, to raise awareness in their home of Pocatello, Idaho. We asked Zach about his story and what Ride on Dads means to him and his community.