Nov 15, 2022

Huntsman Cancer Institute’s Martin McMahon, PhD, Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Melanoma Research

Professor Martin McMahon has dedicated his career to making an impact on cancer through research and mentoring trainees in his lab. The native Scot recently returned to his homeland to receive the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Society for Melanoma Research annual congress in Edinburgh.

Sep 22, 2022

V Foundation Awards Three Huntsman Cancer Institute Researchers

Huntsman Cancer Institute investigators Doug Grossman, MD, PhD, Conan Kinsey, MD, PhD, and Keren Hilgendorf, PhD, received grants from the V Foundation to fund cancer research. The grants total $1,000,000 and will fund research of skin, pancreatic, and breast cancer.

Apr 13, 2022

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Adaptive Clinical Trial Adds New Investigational Treatment and Additional Sites

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network has announced the latest updates to its innovative adaptive clinical trial, Precision PromiseSM, including the addition of an investigational treatment from global healthcare company, Novartis, as well as the opening of five additional sites across the country, including at Huntsman Cancer Institute.

Mar 01, 2022

Unlocking Mysteries of Lung & Pancreas Cancers

Collaboration is at the heart of Huntsman Cancer Institute’s culture. Fueled by dedication, lab scientists make progress each day toward understanding cancer from its beginnings. Recently, a pair of studies on lung and pancreatic cancer have made significant headway.

Nov 15, 2021

If Someone in My Family Has Pancreatic Cancer, What Should I Do?

If someone in your family has had pancreatic cancer, you may be at a greater risk of also developing the disease. Learn about genetic testing from Huntsman Cancer Institute genetic counselor Cathryn Koptiuch, CGC, MS, and how it guides treatment decisions, future screenings, and risk-reducing options.

Nov 11, 2020

The Honor Salute: Active Duty Military Honor Retired Veterans Battling Cancer

Military service means everything to Manuel Pino Jr. He served in the US Army for decades before retiring to Utah. Now, nearing the end of his life, he recently received special honors for his military service. On September 11, 2020—a national day of service and remembrance—Manuel’s family, friends, and neighbors gathered in his backyard to witness both active duty and retired members of the military honoring Manuel’s service and impact through an honor salute.

Nov 10, 2020

Researcher Receives Awards for Community Contributions and Neuroendocrine Tumor Research

Heloisa Soares, MD, PhD, a gastrointestinal and neuroendocrine tumor medical oncologist and researcher at Huntsman Cancer Institute and assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of Utah, received two awards from external organizations honoring her contributions to the field of cancer. Soares was named an Advocacy Champion by the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Soares also received the 2020 North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society Theranostics Investigator Grant.

Sep 14, 2020

Small-Town Pride: A Grandma’s Lasting Legacy

I was 16 when I first heard the term downwinder. I didn’t know what it meant, just that my beloved grandma was one. As an adult, I learned it referred to the people who lived down wind of the nuclear testing in Nevada. They had been exposed to high levels of radiation and many were diagnosed with cancer because of it. It meant the small town my grandmother adored and raised her children in was to blame for her cancer diagnosis.