Mar 29, 2021

Huntsman Cancer Institute Expert Speaks at Town Hall on Colorectal Cancer in the Black Community

PBS Utah conducted a town hall discussing colorectal cancer in the Black community. Huntsman Cancer Institute researcher Charles R. Rogers, PhD, MPH, MS, was one of two experts featured at the event. The town hall discussed national trends of colorectal cancer diagnoses occurring in younger people, particularly in the Black community. Experts talked about symptoms of colorectal cancer and urged patients to advocate for themselves.

Mar 24, 2021

Recorrido por la exhibición de cáncer de colon con expertos del Huntsman Cancer Institute

Haga un recorrido por el gigante colón inflable de Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) para aprender sobre el cáncer colorrectal. Los expertos de HCI muestran cómo se ve un colon sano, cómo comienza el cáncer colorrectal, y otras enfermedades. Explican cómo se puede prevenir el cáncer colorrectal a través de hábitos saludables y exámenes de detección regulares.

Mar 24, 2021

Tour of Colon Cancer Exhibit with Huntsman Cancer Institute Experts

Take a 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.

Mar 23, 2021

Minimally Invasive Surgery for Colorectal Cancer

Minimally invasive surgery is a gold standard approach to surgery for colorectal cancer, says colon and rectal surgeon Luke Martin, MD. This type of surgery uses several small incisions rather than one large one, meaning patients usually have less pain and recover more quickly. Dr. Martin explains how minimally invasive surgery works and what benefits it offers to patients.

Mar 22, 2021

Family History of Colon Cancer? How to Know if You Have Lynch Syndrome

People with a striking family history of colon cancer may have Lynch syndrome, a genetic condition that increases cancer risk. It is the most common cause of hereditary colon cancer and puts people at risk for several other cancers. Learn about the signs you may have Lynch syndrome and how Huntsman Cancer Institute’s genetic counselors can help.

Jan 07, 2021

V Foundation Awards Two Huntsman Cancer Institute Researchers

Two researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah received awards from the V Foundation for Cancer Research. Charles R. Rogers was awarded the 2020 V Scholar Grant, which funds high-impact projects led by faculty who are early in their careers. Jennifer Doherty received the 2020 Robin Roberts Cancer Thrivership Research Award, which supports research areas related to survivorship.

Dec 14, 2020

CDC Awards Huntsman Cancer Institute $3 Million to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates

Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah has been awarded a five-year, $3 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to improve Utah’s colorectal cancer screening rates. This funding will provide colorectal cancer screening and follow-up services to people between 50 and 75 years of age through partnership with health systems across Utah.

Dec 04, 2020

Fighting to Improve Outcomes in Gastrointestinal Cancers by Understanding Risk Factors and Related Chronic Diseases

Sheetal Hardikar, MBBS, PhD, MPH studies multiple aspects of gastrointestinal cancers, particularly cancers of the esophagus and colon. Over the last few years, she has focused her work on understanding the complex relationship between diabetes and cancer. The 5 For The Fight Fellowship will provide her a whole new set of resources to help accelerate her progress in improving outcomes for people with cancer.