Apr 01, 2021

Stories of Fortitude, Aptitude, and Gratitude

“Adversity does not build character, it reveals it.” This quote from author James Lane Allen epitomizes how the passionate individuals and teams at Huntsman Cancer Institute rose to the challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic. CEO Mary Beckerle, PhD, shares examples from the past year of fortitude, aptitude, and gratitude as Huntsman Cancer Institute held fast to its commitment of putting patients and community first.

Apr 01, 2021

Cancer Doesn’t Pause in a Pandemic

Cancer diagnoses have gone down during the COVID-19 pandemic—but that doesn’t mean cancer incidence has gone down. Doctors are concerned many cancers are going undiagnosed or untreated as people postponed or canceled routine screenings. They urge everyone to keep up with screening appointments so that cancer can be found early, when it is easier to treat.

Apr 01, 2021

Reimagining Research in a Remote World

In March 2020, COVID-19 led to restrictions in on-site activities at HCI, at the University of Utah, across the state, and throughout the nation. HCI researchers were determined to keep labs functioning while also keeping employees safe. Learn how they overcame challenges and kept cancer research moving ahead.

Apr 01, 2021

Learn, Earn, Return: A Family’s Culture of Giving

Chris and Erlynn Lansing have subscribed to a lifelong philosophy: learn, earn, and return. After years of running Lansing Building Products, the Lansing family is giving back by donating $2.5 million to the Kathryn F. Kirk Center for Comprehensive Cancer Care and Women’s Cancers at Huntsman Cancer Institute. Learn how advice years ago from Jon M. Huntsman contributed in part to this generous gift.

Apr 01, 2021

Bringing Hope Closer to Cancer Patients

Clinical trials bring hope to patients in the form of innovative treatments. During the COVID-19 pandemic, despite strict hospital safety protocols and staff switching to remote work, HCI clinical research teams found a way to make sure patients could safely enroll and stay on clinical trials—remaining steadfast in our commitment to bring promising research advances to patients.

Apr 01, 2021

An Expression of Gratitude

“Your staff members are heroes who we will always be indebted to for their loving and competent care,” says Tommy Tanzer. Tommy’s wife, Joanne, was treated at Huntsman Cancer Institute for non-Hodgkin lymphoma for 11 years before passing away in 2020. As a token of gratitude, Tommy donated $10,000 to HCI and wrote a heartfelt letter to staff expressing his appreciation for the love and compassion he and his wife received.

Apr 01, 2021

Banding Together to Advance Scientific Progress

When cancer researchers from different disciplines work together, they gain new insights into how cancer begins and how it can be treated. HCI is committed to providing an atmosphere where ideas can be created, cultivated, and shared. Here are some examples of how HCI scientists are collaborating to accelerate progress in cancer research.

Apr 01, 2021

Improving Cancer Care and Outcomes in Our Communities

At its core, Huntsman Cancer Institute is dedicated to creating an environment that not only promotes—but insists upon—equity, diversity, and inclusion. Read highlights of noteworthy programs and research from the Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program that advance HCI’s quest to create a cancer-free frontier for all communities, no matter their location, income, or insurance status.