Aug 05, 2022

Ask an Expert: Technology Empowers Patients with Advanced Cancer to Plan for End-of-Life Care

Technology can assist doctors in giving an accurate six-month prognosis for patients at Huntsman Cancer Institute who have growing solid tumors. A correct prognosis empowers patients to make better decisions and gives them more control over their care and end-of-life plan.

Jul 28, 2022

Huntsman Cancer Institute Again Ranked Among Best Nationally for Cancer Care

Huntsman Cancer Institute ranks 33rd nationally for cancer care according to U.S. News and World Report. More than 4,500 medical centers were evaluated on patient safety, outcomes, research programs, and more, as well as a survey of physicians.

Jul 21, 2022

7 Tips for Sun Sensitivity During Cancer Treatment

Some treatments for cancer, like radiation and certain chemotherapy drugs, can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. You can still enjoy summer days by planning ahead to protect yourself from sunburn with these tips.

Jul 19, 2022

What Cancer Patients Need to Know about Steroids

When people hear the word "steroids", they may think of "roid rage" or athletes using them to enhance their performance. But steroids are actually natural hormones that have multiple functions. Steroids created in a lab, called corticosteroids, are often prescribed during cancer treatment. Here are a few things to know about steroids, their role in cancer treatment, and how to deal with the most common side effects.

Jun 17, 2022

Questions to Ask Your Doctor about Cancer

Learning that you have cancer can be shocking and overwhelming . When you meet with your doctor, you will hear a lot of information. So what questions should you ask? Allow the G. Mitchell Morris Cancer Learning Center at Huntsman Cancer Institute to give you some helpful tips.

May 11, 2022

American Indian Advocate Attends Cancer Moonshot Event

Huntsman Cancer Institute’s Phyllis Pettit Nassi, MSW, attended a White House event where President Biden announced a relaunch of the Cancer Moonshot initiative. She talks about her work to reduce American Indian cancer disparities, which the Moonshot aims to address.

May 06, 2022

Setting Up Nurses for Success

Oncology nurses face a unique set of challenges, such as managing treatment complications, symptoms, and end-of-life care. To help new-graduate nurses HCI offers a nurse residency program to give them the tools they need to be successful.

May 04, 2022

Expanding Commitment to Advance Cancer Research in the Mountain West

Huntsman Cancer Institute’s Phyllis Pettit Nassi, MSW, attended a White House event where President Biden announced a relaunch of the Cancer Moonshot initiative. She talks about her work to reduce American Indian cancer disparities, which the Moonshot aims to address.