Nov 17, 2022

Researchers, Providers, and Programs Recognized with National Cancer Community (C2) Awards

Huntsman Cancer Institute’s Doug Fair, MD, and Center for HOPE team earned 2022 Cancer Community (C2) awards for their outstanding work and contributions to cancer research and patient care. Former Huntsman Cancer Institute researcher Charles Rogers, PhD, was also honored with an award. Alana Welm, PhD, and Kathi Mooney, PhD, RN were also featured as award finalists.

Nov 07, 2022

Behind the Scenes of a Mammography Team Delivering Lifesaving Cancer Screenings with World-Class Quality

They are some of the unsung heroes of medicine. Lead mammography technologist Holly Tullis arrives each day at Huntsman Cancer Institute prepared to give 12 mammograms. Hear her explain why she works so diligently to improve patient care and why going to a specialized clinic for mammograms is so important.

Oct 05, 2022

How Losing Her Mother to Cancer Led to a Career in Research

After losing her mother to cancer, Katherine (K-T) Varley, PhD, dedicated her life to finding answers. Now as the leader of her own lab at Huntsman Cancer Institute, she is providing answers to those with breast and ovarian cancer.

Sep 22, 2022

V Foundation Awards Three Huntsman Cancer Institute Researchers

Huntsman Cancer Institute investigators Doug Grossman, MD, PhD, Conan Kinsey, MD, PhD, and Keren Hilgendorf, PhD, received grants from the V Foundation to fund cancer research. The grants total $1,000,000 and will fund research of skin, pancreatic, and breast cancer.

Jun 06, 2022

Recognizing Research Excellence: Suneja, Hu-Lieskovan, and Sborov Named Translational Scholars

New members added to The Society of Huntsman Translational Scholars. They include Gita Suneja, MD, MS; Siwen Hu-Lieskovan, MD, PhD; and Douglas Sborov, MD, MS.

Jun 02, 2022

Researchers discover insights into breast cancer gene that could lead to better risk screening

Inherited mutations in the BRCA1 gene can significantly increase a person’s risk of breast and ovarian cancer—but not every mutation is harmful. Researchers from Huntsman Cancer Institute evaluated hundreds of different mutations and in a published study, Sean Tavtigian, PhD, explains how this information can be used to better understand and manage individual cancer risk.

Mar 01, 2022

Providing Access to Lifesaving Cancer Screenings Near & Far

Access to health care is a growing issue, especially in the Mountain West. Huntsman Cancer Institute wants to eliminate economic, social, cultural, environmental, and geographic disparities through partnerships that improve community health. Learn more about some of these initiatives, like breast and colorectal cancer screenings.

Mar 01, 2022

Empathic Breast Care Every Step of the Way

Amber Smith, RN, is the first and only breast imaging nurse coordinator at Huntsman Cancer Institute. She helps patients navigate the entire breast biopsy process, providing emotional support, and acting as an advocate and guide. Learn more about the important role she plays on the cancer team.