Apr 08, 2021

Huntsman Cancer Institute Research Shows Melanoma Incidence and Mortality Higher in Utah Compared to Rest of U.S.

Utah had more melanoma deaths than any other state from 1975 to 2013, says a letter published today by HCI researchers in the New England Journal of Medicine. In contrast to the rest of the United States, melanoma mortality in Utah increased by 0.8% per year over that period. The researchers say this data emphasizes the need to stay vigilant about preventing melanoma.

Mar 29, 2021

Huntsman Cancer Institute Expert Speaks at Town Hall on Colorectal Cancer in the Black Community

PBS Utah conducted a town hall discussing colorectal cancer in the Black community. Huntsman Cancer Institute researcher Charles R. Rogers, PhD, MPH, MS, was one of two experts featured at the event. The town hall discussed national trends of colorectal cancer diagnoses occurring in younger people, particularly in the Black community. Experts talked about symptoms of colorectal cancer and urged patients to advocate for themselves.

Dec 14, 2020

CDC Awards Huntsman Cancer Institute $3 Million to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates

Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah has been awarded a five-year, $3 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to improve Utah’s colorectal cancer screening rates. This funding will provide colorectal cancer screening and follow-up services to people between 50 and 75 years of age through partnership with health systems across Utah.

Dec 04, 2020

Fighting to Improve Outcomes in Gastrointestinal Cancers by Understanding Risk Factors and Related Chronic Diseases

Sheetal Hardikar, MBBS, PhD, MPH studies multiple aspects of gastrointestinal cancers, particularly cancers of the esophagus and colon. Over the last few years, she has focused her work on understanding the complex relationship between diabetes and cancer. The 5 For The Fight Fellowship will provide her a whole new set of resources to help accelerate her progress in improving outcomes for people with cancer.

Oct 09, 2020

Fighting Cancer Disparities among the Medically Underserved through Prevention and Advocacy

Charles R. Rogers hails from rural North Carolina. After growing up and witnessing health disparities in his own community, he chose to become the type of research doctor who focuses on prevention. Rogers is motivated to fight cancer through his work in unexpected places such as state fairs, barbershops, churches, and now the Vivint Smart Home Arena, thanks to the 5 For The Fight’s partnership with the Utah Jazz.

Sep 29, 2020

5 For The Fight Announces Inaugural Class of Cancer Research Fellows at Huntsman Cancer Institute

5 For The Fight, a global movement inviting everyone to give $5 for the fight against cancer, today announced the inaugural recipients of the 5 For The Fight Cancer Research Fellowship in partnership with Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah.

Sep 16, 2020

To Reduce Colorectal Cancer Disparities among African American Men, More Intervention Research Is Urgently Needed

Out of any other racial group, African American men have the lowest five-year survival rate for colorectal cancer. Published research on effective strategies to increase screening for this group specifically are minimal. These findings were published today in a special health inequities and disparities issue of the journal PLOS ONE.

Aug 26, 2020

I Can Answer That: Does the HPV Vaccine Prevent Cancer?

What is the human papillomavirus? Who can get HPV? Does HPV cause cancer? Is the HPV vaccine safe? Deanna Kepka, PhD, MPH, can answer that. She is a Huntsman Cancer Institute investigator and associate professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Utah. She is also director of the Intermountain West HPV Vaccination Coalition. Watch the video or read the story to get answers to frequently asked questions.