Oct 19, 2022

Driving Forward after a CLL Diagnosis

Elise Mahaffie was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia a decade ago. Her cancer journey has taken her all over the United States. Now living in Wyoming, she makes the trek to Huntsman Cancer Institute for treatments.

Oct 07, 2022

New Endowed Chair and Fellowship Holders, and Renewed Endowed Chairs

Huntsman Cancer Institute celebrates the addition of two endowed chair holders and a fellowship, as well as the renewal of two esteemed endowed chairs. CEO Mary Beckerle, PhD, congratulates distinguished scientists Amit Maity, MD, Jonathan Tward, MD, PhD, Afaf Osman, MD, Jen Doherty, MD, and Neeraj Agarwal, MD.

Sep 27, 2022

Ramiro Garzon, MD, To Lead Hematologic Cancers at Huntsman Cancer Institute and University of Utah Health

A national authority in hematology will soon lead Hematology and Hematological Malignancies at Huntsman Cancer Institute and University of Utah Health. Dr. Ramiro Garzon’s focus is patients with leukemia and researching the molecular mechanisms of these cancers. Garzon’s major focuses include developing new treatment for cancers that begin in blood forming tissue such as the bone marrow or in the cells of the immune system. He explains his research and clinical goals.

Dec 20, 2021

New Research Highlights Potential Role of Gas Plasma in Leukemia Treatment

A unique collection of tissue samples donated by people with chronic myeloid leukemia was the driving force behind the discovery of a potentially major new treatment approach for drug-resistant leukemia. The tissue samples were provided by cancer patients at Huntsman Cancer Institute.

Dec 01, 2021

Sequencing of Bone Marrow DNA May Predict Leukemia Relapse After CAR-T Therapy

In pediatric and young adult patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) treated with tisagenlecleucel (Kymriah), DNA sequencing-based detection accurately identified all patients who would eventually relapse, while other methods were less predictive, according to a study published in Blood Cancer Discovery, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

Aug 30, 2021

Striking Out Cancer: Life after a Leukemia Diagnosis

Adam Whitt shares experiences about being a professional baseball pitcher and then being diagnosed with chronic myeloid (or myelogenous) leukemia. Now in remission, he is finding success in another sport – golf.

Aug 19, 2021

Research Identifies Genomic Markers of Aggressive Childhood Leukemias

New research published today in JAMA Oncology reports how two separate DNA changes appear to predict aggressive childhood leukemias when they occur in combination. This study illuminates genetic understanding of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children with the worst outcomes, including relapse and/or death.

May 21, 2021

National Clinical Trials in Breast Cancer and Hematologic Cancers Open

Huntsman Cancer Institute highlights two examples of clinical trials at HCI exploring new innovations in cancer, including the I-SPY2 trial, studying new approaches for breast cancer treatment, and the SWOG CLL Study S1925, or EVOLVE CLL, an international study evaluating a new approach to chronic lymphocytic leukemia or small lymphocytic lymphoma.