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.

Apr 27, 2022

Current or Former Smoker? Get Screened for Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of death in the United States and most symptoms don't show up until it has spread. The key is catching it early. Huntsman Cancer Institute pulmonologist Chakravarthy Reddy, MD, describes a standard screening procedure and explains how important they are in spotting and possibly preventing lung cancer.

Mar 15, 2022

Myths and Facts about Colonoscopies

I don’t need a colonoscopy. It’s too expensive. It’s humiliating. Is it going to hurt? There are many myths about colonoscopies, but the experts at Huntsman Cancer Institute are here to tell you the facts.

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.

Jan 28, 2022

Lung Cancer Screenings at Huntsman Cancer Institute

If you smoke and are over 50, you should talk to your doctor about a lung cancer screening. Chakravarthy Reddy, MD, describes how a low-dose chest CT scan could be the right choice for you.

Dec 21, 2021

Scientists Research New Device to Diagnose Skin Cancer

Detection of skin cancer relies on visual examination, making it hard to reliably determine the skin cancer subtype and its extent of invasion into the skin. Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute have developed a potential new device to diagnose skin cancer using an electrical current.