Mar 03, 2020

More Than a Day of Pink on the Slopes

Pink Park City is a day dedicated to conquering more than just the slopes. It’s about supporting cutting-edge cancer research. There’s nothing quite like the exhilaration of reaching a peak of fresh snow, skis or snowboard at the ready, your colorful costume reflecting off the snow beneath and a motivation to raise money for cancer research.

Mar 02, 2020

Raising Awareness while Honoring My Father's Memory

Taryn Palmer lost her father to stage IV colorectal cancer. As she and her family tried to find some way to reconcile their grief with celebrating his life, Taryn discovered Dress in Blue Day, a way to increase awareness about colon cancer risk and encourage early screening. Dress in Blue Day has meant so much to her and her family as they honor their father and fight back against this devastating disease.

Mar 01, 2020

Beyond Borders to Conquer Cancer

Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) has recently extended its reach in the Mountain West, inviting members of the comprehensive cancer programs in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, and Wyoming as well as Utah to join HCI’s Community Advisory Board (CAB).

Mar 01, 2020

The Power of Partnership: Stronger Together

Through a collaboration with the Association for Utah Community Health (AUCH) and the Utah Department of Health Tobacco Prevention and Control Program, Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) researchers are collaborating with more than 30 community health centers across Utah on a new study aimed at improving engagement with evidence-based tobacco cessation treatment to reduce the death and disease caused by tobacco.

Mar 01, 2020

Taking HCI-Quality Care on the Road

In fall 2019, Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) unveiled the Cancer Screening and Education Bus. This stateof- the art mobile clinic brings HCI’s expertise and the latest screening technology to residents across Utah, including those who live in distant areas and rural communities. This new service affirms HCI’s commitment to addressing the cancer-related needs of our state.

Mar 01, 2020

Collegial and Collaborative

Part of our mission at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) is to pass on knowledge to the promising next generation. Training programs can be found across HCI in clinical care and research, and across age groups—from high school to postdoctoral students. HCI trains future leaders in cancer disciplines, some of whom are introduced here. 

Mar 01, 2020

Message from Kolawole Okuyemi

One of the most gratifying things about being in academic medicine is the culture of mentorship and training it engenders. When I was beginning my career, I had the benefit of faculty advisors who helped ensure I had the best training to allow me to succeed. And now, I have the privilege of mentoring junior faculty starting their own careers.

Mar 01, 2020

Navigating Inherited Cancer Risk

After their sister was diagnosed with breast cancer, Juana Cobián and her brother decided to get genetic testing. Genetic testing provides a way for many to understand their risk for developing cancer.