Nov 15, 2021

If Someone in My Family Has Pancreatic Cancer, What Should I Do?

If someone in your family has had pancreatic cancer, you may be at a greater risk of also developing the disease. Learn about genetic testing from Huntsman Cancer Institute genetic counselor Cathryn Koptiuch, CGC, MS, and how it guides treatment decisions, future screenings, and risk-reducing options.

Nov 12, 2021

Learn Your Family's Health History this Holiday

Your family’s health history may be the last thing on your mind at holiday get-togethers. But if you know you have a family history of cancer, you can take actions to reduce your risk. The genetic counselors at Huntsman Cancer Institute encourage you to take advantage of family gatherings to learn your health history.

Nov 10, 2021

Honoring a Veteran and a Brother

Ben Graham was an Army National Guardsman veteran that succumbed to metastatic melanoma in April 2021. His sister, Becky Davis, recounts what made him so special and the amazing tribute HCI employees gave him after his passing.

Nov 08, 2021

Talks With Docs: Trudy Oliver, Lung Cancer Researcher

Trudy Oliver, PhD, discusses her decision to become a cancer researcher at Huntsman Cancer Institute, why researching lung cancer in so challenging and what the future holds in terms of treatments in the latest Talks with Docs.

Nov 05, 2021

How COVID Vaccinations Can Help Cancer Patients

Huntsman Cancer Institute patient, Jan Bates, describes the difficulties of being diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic. As soon as it was made available to her, she received the COVID-19 vaccine. Jan talks about the importance of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine for those around you who may be immunocompromised.

Nov 04, 2021

Fostering Resilience, Empowering with Knowledge: The Role of a Genetic Counselor

Genetic counselors play a key role in various aspects of patient care. With increased knowledge about one’s biological makeup and history, counselors advise patients on what to look for during screenings, how to reduce cancer risks, and how to effectively treat possible cancer diagnoses.

Nov 03, 2021

Insurance Approvals, Drug Costs, Coverage Questions...Our Medication Access Coordinators Can Help

By working with pharmacies and insurance companies, medication access coordinators help patients receive the best care for the lowest price. Huntsman Cancer Institute’s Shawn Newton describes his role and gives us an in-depth look at the role medication access coordinators play.

Nov 01, 2021

Oncology Nurse Becomes Cancer Caregiver to Her Own Mom

Cassidy Kotobalavu faced cancer on a daily basis while working as a nurse educator at HCI. In 2015, it hit home when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. The support she received from HCI staff allowed her to get a rare glimpse at the important roles played in one person’s cancer journey.