May 16, 2022

You Can't Do It Alone: Talking About Caregiver Burnout

Shay Wright became a full-time caregiver to her husband, Tanner, when he was diagnosed with stage IV colorectal cancer. A visit to her therapist helped her realize she was experiencing compassion fatigue and burnout. By asking for help, both Tanner and Shay improved their physical and mental health.

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 14, 2022

Talks with Docs: Luke Martin, Gastrointestinal Surgery, and Colorectal Treatment

Luke Martin, MD, discusses why he wanted to become a surgeon, common misconceptions about colorectal treatments, and what patients should expect from their care team at Huntsman Cancer Institute in the latest Talks with Docs

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.

Feb 02, 2022

International Study of Colorectal Cancer Receives Five-Year Renewal, $10 Million in New Funding to Continue Innovative Research

The ColoCare Study, a major international study of colorectal cancer, has received a five-year renewal and $10 million to fund colorectal cancer treatment innovations. This next phase of the project will use research findings from the ColoCare Study to develop new medical interventions.

Nov 29, 2021

Dealing with Compassion Fatigue One Day at a Time

Shay Wright became full-time caregiver to her husband, Tanner, when he was diagnosed with stage IV colorectal cancer in 2020 at the age of 25. A visit to her therapist helped her realize she was experiencing compassion fatigue and burnout. Taking small steps every day, she improved her physical and mental health.

Sep 01, 2021

45 Is the New 50 for Colorectal Cancer Screening

As research is showing a trend in higher incidence and mortality of colorectal cancer in younger adults, the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force released new guidelines to be screened for colorectal cancer at age 45 instead of 50.

Aug 27, 2021

Ko 'ako fekau'aki pea moe kanisa pea moe kakai Tonga mei he community

Take a Tongan language tour through Huntsman Cancer Institute’s giant inflatable colon to learn about colorectal cancer. HCI experts show what a healthy colon looks like and how colorectal cancer and other diseases begin. They explain how you can prevent colorectal cancer through healthy lifestyle habits and regular screening.