Sep 07, 2022

American Cancer Society Awards Huntsman Cancer Institute $300,000 to Improve Care for Rural Patients

Huntsman Cancer Institute has been awarded $300,000 from the American Cancer Society. This grant will expand Huntsman Cancer Institute’s patient navigation program to rural areas throughout Utah, Montana, and Wyoming. Patient navigators provide information about what to expect, coordinate appointments, connect to resources, and facilitate communication between the patient and health care team.

Aug 22, 2022

Nathaniel Ferre Appointed to the National Cancer Institute Council of Research Advocates

Huntsman Cancer Institute community health educator Nathaniel Ferre has been appointed to the National Cancer Institute Council of Research Advocates (NCRA), a prominent advisory group within the National Institutes of Health.

Aug 19, 2022

Celebrating Utah Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Utah is home to a large and growing Pacific Island community, with more than 50,000 Pacific Islanders residing in the state. The month of August has been recognized as Pacific Island Heritage Month. To kick off the 2022 festivities, an event was hosted July 30 by Pacific Island Knowledge to Action Resources. Huntsman Cancer Institute’s community outreach and engagement team attended with the Colorectal Education Cancer Exhibit, also known as CECE, the giant inflatable colon.

Aug 15, 2022

New Research Shines Light on Racial Disparities in Cancer Treatment

People of color are experiencing significant delays when they try to obtain a more targeted and effective form of radiation therapy, according to a Huntsman Cancer Institute study published in JCO Oncology Practice. The study examined racial disparities in the use of intensity modulated radiation therapy, a high-precision method that minimizes damage to surrounding tissue.

Jul 15, 2022

Connecting the Mountain West: Huntsman Cancer Institute Hosts Inaugural Summit

As the only National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Mountain West, Huntsman Cancer Institute is committed to improving care in this vast, often underserved area. A major step occurred in June when the inaugural Mountain West Cancer Summit brought diverse stakeholders from all five states together to collaborate on existing programs and services.

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.

May 11, 2022

American Indian Advocate Attends Cancer Moonshot Event

Huntsman Cancer Institute’s Phyllis Pettit Nassi, MSW, attended a White House event where President Biden announced a relaunch of the Cancer Moonshot initiative. She talks about her work to reduce American Indian cancer disparities, which the Moonshot aims to address.

May 04, 2022

Expanding Commitment to Advance Cancer Research in the Mountain West

Huntsman Cancer Institute’s Phyllis Pettit Nassi, MSW, attended a White House event where President Biden announced a relaunch of the Cancer Moonshot initiative. She talks about her work to reduce American Indian cancer disparities, which the Moonshot aims to address.