Apr 24, 2020

CEO Mary Beckerle Announces HCI's 2020 Report to the Community

Our CEO Mary Beckerle announces Huntsman Cancer Institute’s 2020 Report to the Community. This year’s report is titled The Huntsman Touch. Look carefully and you’ll see that one of the core features of HCI’s vision, the human touch, is embedded in that title. The human touch is part of the essence of HCI. It exemplifies how we deliver patient care, how we care for each other, how we care for our community, and how our science is focused on making a difference in people’s lives.

Apr 08, 2020

Building the Life He Wants

Rene Vazquez knew he wanted to have kids someday, but at the age of 26, he wasn’t there yet. He was focused on his job and his hobbies as a filmmaker and DJ. But when he was diagnosed with testicular cancer, Rene faced the possibility of losing the chance to one day have biological kids.

Mar 01, 2020

Saving More Than Time: Shortened Radiation Therapy

Traditionally, breast cancer patients who receive radiation get small doses almost daily over a six- to seven-week period. Radiation oncologists are now seeking to shorten that time through clinical trials.

Mar 01, 2020

Beyond Borders to Conquer Cancer

Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) has recently extended its reach in the Mountain West, inviting members of the comprehensive cancer programs in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, and Wyoming as well as Utah to join HCI’s Community Advisory Board (CAB).

Mar 01, 2020

The Power of Partnership: Stronger Together

Through a collaboration with the Association for Utah Community Health (AUCH) and the Utah Department of Health Tobacco Prevention and Control Program, Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) researchers are collaborating with more than 30 community health centers across Utah on a new study aimed at improving engagement with evidence-based tobacco cessation treatment to reduce the death and disease caused by tobacco.

Mar 01, 2020

Taking HCI-Quality Care on the Road

In fall 2019, Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) unveiled the Cancer Screening and Education Bus. This stateof- the art mobile clinic brings HCI’s expertise and the latest screening technology to residents across Utah, including those who live in distant areas and rural communities. This new service affirms HCI’s commitment to addressing the cancer-related needs of our state.

Mar 01, 2020

Collegial and Collaborative

Part of our mission at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) is to pass on knowledge to the promising next generation. Training programs can be found across HCI in clinical care and research, and across age groups—from high school to postdoctoral students. HCI trains future leaders in cancer disciplines, some of whom are introduced here. 

Mar 01, 2020

Message from Kolawole Okuyemi

One of the most gratifying things about being in academic medicine is the culture of mentorship and training it engenders. When I was beginning my career, I had the benefit of faculty advisors who helped ensure I had the best training to allow me to succeed. And now, I have the privilege of mentoring junior faculty starting their own careers.