Sep 15, 2022

A Warrior’s Determination: Honoring Our 5-Year-Old Son and Supporting Childhood Cancer Research

Marshall Brown was an active, happy, healthy 5-year-old who loved sports. After being diagnosed with sarcoma in August of 2021, he immediately began treatment at Huntsman Cancer Institute and Primary Children’s Hospital. His father, Brady, details the family's journey and shares how it is honoring Marshall’s memory by partnering with the Salt Lake Bees to raise money for childhood cancer research.

Sep 06, 2022

Child Life Specialist Services at Huntsman Cancer Institute

A child life specialist plays an important role at Huntsman Cancer Institute. In her role, Abbie Owens, MS, CCLS, provides comfort to pediatric cancer patients and their families. She also describes how Patient and Family Support Services assist pediatric cancer patients and their families before, during, and after treatment.

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.

Jun 03, 2022

5 For The Fight Announces New Class of Cancer Research Fellows

5 For The Fight, a nonprofit started by Qualtrics and fueled by thousands of private donors, announced today that seven new cancer researchers will get a boost for their work thanks to $1.1 million in grants. Five women and two men, who are part of the multi-year 5 For The Fight Cancer Research Fellows program, were vetted and chosen in part for their pledge to focus on cancer research.

Mar 01, 2022

Dealing with a Daughter’s Cancer Diagnosis: One Family’s Story

Imagine your child is diagnosed with cancer. How would you react? When Sarah Bresee’s 11-year old daughter, Emma, was told she had Ewing sarcoma, a family’s world was turned upside down. Luckily, Huntsman Cancer Institute provides a mix of highly trained medical specialists using innovative technology and child life specialists supporting families during trying times.

Dec 01, 2021

Sequencing of Bone Marrow DNA May Predict Leukemia Relapse After CAR-T Therapy

In pediatric and young adult patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) treated with tisagenlecleucel (Kymriah), DNA sequencing-based detection accurately identified all patients who would eventually relapse, while other methods were less predictive, according to a study published in Blood Cancer Discovery, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

Oct 13, 2021

Researcher Receives Grant to Study Pediatric Proton Therapy

Huntsman Cancer Institute physician and researcher Matthew Poppe, MD, received a National Cancer Institute grant to study side effects of different types of radiation—proton therapy and traditional radiation therapy—in the treatment of pediatric patients.

Sep 13, 2021

Pediatric Proton Therapy: What to Expect

If your child needs proton therapy to treat cancer, you may wonder what that means. Learn what proton therapy is and what to expect as your child goes through pediatric proton therapy treatment.