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.

Dec 02, 2021

Scientist in Training Awarded Grant from the Lung Cancer Research Foundation

Aria Vaishnavi, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow at Huntsman Cancer Institute is an awardee of the Lung Cancer Research Foundation 2021 Scientific Grant Program. Vaishnavi will be using this grant to better understand lung cancer caused by inhaled radon gas.

Dec 01, 2021

Sequencing of Bone Marrow DNA May Predict Leukemia Relapse After CAR-T Therapy

In pediatric and young adult patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) treated with tisagenlecleucel (Kymriah), DNA sequencing-based detection accurately identified all patients who would eventually relapse, while other methods were less predictive, according to a study published in Blood Cancer Discovery, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

Nov 29, 2021

Dealing with Compassion Fatigue One Day at a Time

Shay Wright became full-time caregiver to her husband, Tanner, when he was diagnosed with stage IV colorectal cancer in 2020 at the age of 25. A visit to her therapist helped her realize she was experiencing compassion fatigue and burnout. Taking small steps every day, she improved her physical and mental health.

Nov 24, 2021

Life Is Good, Even When It’s Not

Normal life can sometimes be a struggle. Adding cancer to the equation can make it seem impossible. However, as Huntsman Cancer Institute patient Pam Montgomery points out, it’s the little things in life that can provide positive reinforcement each and every day.