Aug 15, 2022

New Research Shines Light on Racial Disparities in Cancer Treatment

People of color are experiencing significant delays when they try to obtain a more targeted and effective form of radiation therapy, according to a Huntsman Cancer Institute study published in JCO Oncology Practice. The study examined racial disparities in the use of intensity modulated radiation therapy, a high-precision method that minimizes damage to surrounding tissue.

Aug 12, 2022

Mental Illness Elevated Among Hodgkin Lymphoma Patients

Patients with Hodgkin lymphoma are more likely to suffer from mental-health and substance-abuse disorders than the general population. Calling for more attention to mental health, a study published August 2 in Cancer by researchers from Huntsman Cancer Institute found people with the disease had higher risks of anxiety, depression, substance abuse, suicide, and self-inflicted injuries.

Aug 08, 2022

One Family's Loss Creates Hope for Children's Cancer Research

After their son Ty passed away from a malignant rhabdoid tumor, Cindy and Lou Campbell started The Ty Louis Campbell Foundation in his honor. Their focus is funding childhood cancer research that could lead to improved prognoses for kids like Ty. Their work led them to collaborating with Samuel Cheshier, MD, PhD, a pediatric neurosurgeon and cancer researcher, at Huntsman Cancer Institute.

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.

Aug 03, 2022

Letter of Hope from Randy Jensen, Neurosurgeon

“Our team will be with you and your family,” says Randy Jensen, MD, PhD, a physician-scientist and neurosurgical oncologist who specializes in treating patients with benign and malignant brain tumors. In this letter of hope, he empathizes with patients and their families and sheds light on the many people working to make Huntsman Cancer Institute a special place.

Jul 26, 2022

Frequent Aspirin Use Shows Promise for Preventing Ovarian Cancer in Individuals at Higher Risk

A new Huntsman Cancer Institute study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology shows frequent aspirin use is linked with lower ovarian cancer risk in people with multiple risk factors. Britton Trabert, PhD, MS, investigator in the Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program explains her research, how she hopes it improves potential preventive measures, and what lies ahead.

Jul 18, 2022

Aik Choon Tan Named Senior Director of Data Science

Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah welcomes Aik Choon Tan as the first senior director of data science. “I feel honored and humbled to be joining an exceptional cancer center to implement cancer data science ideas and put them into practice.”

Jul 06, 2022

Bringing Cancer Clinical Trials to Rural Communities

Huntsman Cancer Institute serves a geographic region larger than any National Cancer Institute cancer center and nearly 30% of patients travel more than 150 miles for visits. With rural residents already at a disadvantage due to their distance from quality medical care, Huntsman Cancer Institute is dedicated to lessening the burden felt by rural residents of the Mountain West through clinical trials.