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.

Feb 28, 2022

Research Team Outlines New Methods to Identify Personalized Drug Treatments for Breast Cancer

Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute are developing breast cancer models using tumors donated by patients to narrow the number of drugs that might be effective in each tumor based on the unique characteristics and behavior in these models of cancer.

Nov 22, 2021

A Caregiver's Journey to Healing through Art

University of Utah student Griffin Hale created an art installation focused around his mother, who has metastatic breast cancer. “The Caregiver’s Window” remained for just a few days, but the emotional impact may last a lifetime.

Nov 19, 2021

What to Know if You’re Nervous about Mammograms

Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancers diagnosed in women, yet many women still get anxious when it comes to getting a mammogram. Here, we outline what a mammogram is and walk through a typical appointment.

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.