Mar 23, 2021

Minimally Invasive Surgery for Colorectal Cancer

Minimally invasive surgery is a gold standard approach to surgery for colorectal cancer, says colon and rectal surgeon Luke Martin, MD. This type of surgery uses several small incisions rather than one large one, meaning patients usually have less pain and recover more quickly. Dr. Martin explains how minimally invasive surgery works and what benefits it offers to patients.

Mar 02, 2021

Adults Take Action and Schedule Health and Cancer Screenings

Huntsman Cancer Institute experts are urging people to make sure they are up to date on their cancer screenings. This message follows national trends indicating far fewer cancers diagnosed in recent months as compared to prior years. Doctors are alarmed, as there is no evidence to suggest fewer cases of cancers; rather, it is believed that cancer diagnoses are down as many individuals or organizations canceled or postponed health appointments, including cancer screenings, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Feb 17, 2021

Talks with Docs: Bill Salter, Director of Radiation Oncology

“[Huntsman Cancer Institute] is a place where we do the right things for the right reasons,” says Bill Salter, PhD, director of radiation oncology. In this Talks with Docs video, Salter explains what radiation oncology is and talks about why he turned down the chance to work on modeling the space station in order to help people with cancer.

Feb 05, 2021

Sachin Apte Joins as Chief Clinical Officer

Huntsman Cancer Institute and University of Utah Health welcome Sachin Apte, MD, MS, MBA. Apte was recruited from Moffitt Cancer Center and will serve as chief clinical officer of HCI and physician-in-chief of the cancer hospital. Selected following an extensive national search, Apte begins his appointment on February 8, 2021.

Jan 07, 2021

V Foundation Awards Two Researchers

Two researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah received awards from the V Foundation for Cancer Research. Charles R. Rogers was awarded the 2020 V Scholar Grant, which funds high-impact projects led by faculty who are early in their careers. Jennifer Doherty received the 2020 Robin Roberts Cancer Thrivership Research Award, which supports research areas related to survivorship.

Jan 05, 2021

Press Ganey Pinnacle of Excellence Award

Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah received the Press Ganey Pinnacle of Excellence Award for their high performance in outpatient clinics. The award recognizes hospitals that have had consistent high levels over the last three years in patient experience, employee engagement, physician engagement, or clinical quality performance. HCI Hospital was in the top three highest scores for exceptional patient experience.

Dec 21, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 and Cancer Patients

COVID-19 is a new type of virus that can cause mild and severe infections in the lungs. Like other viruses, it can lead to serious infections for people with weakened immune systems. Some people with cancer might have a higher risk of getting COVID-19 or having a serious infection from it.

Nov 30, 2020

What Is the Difference between Palliative Care and Hospice Care?

Do you know the difference between palliative care and hospice care? These two types of supportive care often get confused with one another. While they both help relieve symptoms and improve quality of life, they have some important differences. Learn more about palliative care and hospice care and how they can help people with cancer.