Mar 01, 2022

Never Losing Focus on a Cancer-Free Frontier

Passionate individuals and teams delivering a cancer-free frontier through scientific discovery and human touch. That is the Huntsman Cancer Institute vision. Despite new challenges, CEO Mary Beckerle, PhD, shares why she is so enthusiastic for the future. Whether it is the new Kathryn F. Kirk Center for Comprehensive Cancer Care and Women’s Cancers, an expanding catchment area in the Mountain West, or exciting new innovations, it is an exciting time at Huntsman Cancer Institute.

Mar 01, 2022

Delivering a More Just, Equitable, & Inclusive Workplace

Huntsman Cancer Institute made a commitment to be an anti-racist cancer center. That meant taking meaningful actions that would result in a more just, equitable, and inclusive environment. Natasha Ovuoba, associate director for the Commission on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, speaks about some of education and support she is providing in her new role.

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.

Mar 01, 2022

Consider the Source: Identifying Cancer Misinformation

Misinformation on social media is more harmful than ever. After witnessing firsthand how difficult it can be to comb through all the clutter, Huntsman Cancer Institute physician-scientist Skyler Johnson, MD, came up with a handy acronym (CRAP) to help patients and their loved ones find factual information and block out the noise.

Mar 01, 2022

Reflections on my First Year

After his first year at Huntsman Cancer Institute, chief clinical officer Sachin Apte, MD, MS, MBA, reflects on the highlights. Whether its ambitious and innovative research initiatives or seeing compassion from care teams and in community clinics, Apte knows what defines Huntsman Cancer Institute is its culture.

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.

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.

Mar 01, 2022

Addressing Cancer Needs throughout the Mountain West

Neli Ulrich, PhD, MS, cancer center director at Huntsman Cancer Institute, shares some of the innovations and successes of the past year. Whether it’s a record number of patients involved with clinical trials or nearly $100 million received in grant funding, this is an exciting time for everyone. Learn about some of the new and creative ways, Huntsman Cancer Institute is having a profound, positive impact on the Mountain West.