Feb 03, 2023

Huntsman Cancer Institute Research Highlights for January 2023

Each month, we’d like to highlight some current work at Huntsman Cancer Institute. See how a potential new immunotherapy for breast cancer is being developed, learn about research being done to prevent cancer risks in young adults, gain an understanding of how a specific DNA mutation can change lung cancer tumors, check out how nurses are creating a new way to monitor a serious type of pneumonia, and read how researchers have linked biomarkers to distress in colorectal cancer patients.

Feb 02, 2023

Cancer Prevention Month – Five Things to Prevent Cancer

With February being Cancer Prevention Month, Huntsman Cancer Institute community health educator Gabriela Silva identifies five lifestyle choices you can make to decrease your risk. Whether it’s being more active, eating healthier, or staying up to date with your screenings, these small changes can help you avoid a cancer diagnosis.

Jan 30, 2023

What You Need to Know About Radon

Radon is a radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. But how do you protect yourself from a gas you cannot see, taste, or smell?

Jan 23, 2023

Sex and Cancer: Resources for Wellbeing in the Bedroom

Sex can feel like a taboo topic, but it is an important part of a relationship, including for people with cancer. A cancer diagnosis and certain treatment options can have temporary or permanent physical and emotional impacts that can affect a person’s sex organs, fertility, sex drive, and body image. Talking about sex with your cancer care team can help in understanding what to expect during and after treatment.

Jan 20, 2023

What it Means to be an NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

In 2015, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) awarded Huntsman Cancer Institute with its Comprehensive status. Huntsman Cancer Institute is the only NCI-designated Cancer Center in the Mountain West, meaning we provide the highest national standards for cancer research, prevention, and treatment. Through our state-of-the-art scientific research leading to new care and treatments, we remain committed to delivering a cancer-free frontier.

Jan 18, 2023

Daniel Ermann, MD, Selected as Scholar for the 2023 Lymphoma Scientific Research Mentoring Program

Daniel Ermann, MD, has been selected for the highly competitive Lymphoma Scientific Research Mentoring Program, class of 2023. This program awards a career development grant of $10,000 to the selected scholars, which will help Ermann fund his research. His award-winning clinical trial investigates the effectiveness of current pneumonia vaccine practices recommended for people with chronic lymphoma, and whether these could be improved upon to reduce infections and death for these patients.

Jan 17, 2023

Letter of Hope from The Wu Research Group

When it comes to cancer prevention, the professionals at Huntsman Cancer Institute work with young patients and their families. In this latest Letter of Hope, Yelena Wu, PhD, describes how her team is continually working, collaborating, and innovating to move beyond typical practices.

Jan 11, 2023

Patient Experience Scores and Why They Matter

At Huntsman Cancer Institute, our patients are at the center of everything we do. Our vision of delivering a cancer-free frontier™ is guided by three core principles—putting patient and community first, coming together for a united effort, and excellence in all we do. Feedback is very important to us and we use it to improve services and support our patients. That’s why we want our patients to tell us about their experience.