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.

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.

Apr 13, 2022

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Adaptive Clinical Trial Adds New Investigational Treatment and Additional Sites

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network has announced the latest updates to its innovative adaptive clinical trial, Precision PromiseSM, including the addition of an investigational treatment from global healthcare company, Novartis, as well as the opening of five additional sites across the country, including at Huntsman Cancer Institute.

Mar 01, 2022

Patients Are the Purpose: A Clinical Research Coordinator Shares Her Story

Clinical trials provide important information to researchers and could benefit cancer patients during their treatment. In her role as a clinical trials coordinator, Elyse D’Astous is the connection between these two ends of the care spectrum. Whether it’s tracking a trial’s efficacy or helping a patient keep everything organized, clinical trials coordinators are there to support the advancement of cancer research and treatment.

Feb 03, 2022

Clinical Trial Hopes to Shed New Light on Glioblastoma

Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah is one of the select sites in the United States to offer a new clinical trial for glioblastoma patients, called GBM AGILE. The clinical trial is using an approach that offers study participants multiple new glioblastoma drugs from different pharmaceutical companies.

Oct 27, 2021

Letter of Hope from Matt Covington, MD, from the Center for Quantitative Cancer Imaging

“We want to help individuals with cancer receive the best imaging possible,” says Matt Covington, MD. Dr. Covington is a radiologist at Huntsman Cancer Institute who specializes in cancer imaging. In this letter of hope, he explains why he is passionate about his research and how advances in cancer imaging can help patients today and in the future.

Sep 21, 2021

Talks with Docs: Douglas Sborov, Multiple Myeloma Director at HCI

Douglas Sborov, MD, MS, discusses the work being done by the multiple myeloma and clinical trials programs at Huntsman Cancer Institute. He also shares why this work is so meaningful and how a Robin Williams character resonates with him in this latest Talks with Docs.

Sep 02, 2021

Helping Non-English Speakers Take Part in Clinical Trials

“The gift that clinical trial participation gives—not only to science but to our patients—should not be limited by language,” says Sadie Gabler, director of the University of Utah Office of Research Participant Advocacy. She explains why clinical trial translation and interpretation services are a crucial part of the effort to reduce health disparities.