Nov 30, 2022

Ask an Expert: Dense Breast Tissue

Mammograms are one of the best ways to detect breast cancer early. Early detection allows patients to seek treatment sooner, which leads to better outcomes. Patients who have dense breast tissue during a mammogram may worry about what that means. Huntsman Cancer Institute experts answer some commonly asked questions about dense breast tissue.

Nov 18, 2022

Spotlight on the Area We Serve: Wyoming Cancer Coalition

The Community Outreach and Engagement team recently traveled to Casper for the semi-annual Wyoming Cancer Coalition meeting. Topics centered around cancer data and survivorship needs, and a review of activities that energized and expanded the Wyoming State Cancer Plan.

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.

Nov 02, 2022

How a 25-Year-Old Utah Man Found Out He Had Colon Cancer

Jeff Winegar was diagnosed with colon cancer at age 25 after noticing he was using the bathroom more than his pregnant wife. Winegar delayed a doctor’s visit until their baby was born; it was his wife who finally convinced him to go. When he did, his doctors recommended a colonoscopy. "Getting a colonoscopy turned out to be a huge blessing for me because that’s when they caught the tumor."

Oct 14, 2022

Spotlight on The Area We Serve: Nevada Cancer Coalition

The Community Outreach and Engagement team recently attended the annual Cancer Control Summit in Reno, Nevada. The event featured sessions on targeted topics across the cancer spectrum as Huntsman Cancer Institute received the 2022 Healthcare Partner of the Year award.

Aug 19, 2022

Celebrating Utah Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Utah is home to a large and growing Pacific Island community, with more than 50,000 Pacific Islanders residing in the state. The month of August has been recognized as Pacific Island Heritage Month. To kick off the 2022 festivities, an event was hosted July 30 by Pacific Island Knowledge to Action Resources. Huntsman Cancer Institute’s community outreach and engagement team attended with the Colorectal Education Cancer Exhibit, also known as CECE, the giant inflatable colon.

Jun 29, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions about Li-Fraumeni Syndrome

Li-Fraumeni syndrome increases your risk of getting cancer, so we asked Wendy Kohlmann, MS, some questions to gain a better understanding of this condition. The Huntsman Cancer Institute genetic counselor answers queries about what causes LFS, how its spotted during genetic testing, and what screenings work best depending on your age and sex.

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.