Oct 12, 2022

Healing the Scars of Having Skin Cancer so Young

After being diagnosed with melanoma at an early age, MaryAnn Gerber was shocked. Surgery left her with scars, both emotional and physical. At her lowest point, she spotted an ad for the Utah Cancer Action Network and now, through hard work and activism, she is raising awareness throughout the state.

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.

Aug 01, 2022

Sun Safety Tips For You and Your Family

Summer has arrived—and that means long hours of sun and fun at backyard barbecues, water parks, and ballparks. If you’re out in the sun, be sure to follow these protection tips.

Jul 29, 2022

Protecting Kids from Melanoma

Kids of all ages resist wearing sunscreen, hats, and protective clothing. But sun protection is the best way to prevent melanoma in the future. Trying these techniques can lessen the struggle and help parents better protect kids from sun damage.

May 24, 2022

Myths and Facts about Sun Safety

Think you know everything about sun safety? Think again. Here is some helpful information so you can dispel the myths and learn the facts about the sun’s effects on your body.

May 18, 2022

Is Being Tan Worth Dying For? Perspectives on Beauty from a Melanoma Survivor

Dr. Lexie Kite grew up believing tan skin was the height of beauty, but after receiving a melanoma diagnosis at 29, she realized the error of her thinking. Now cancer-free and a leading expert in the field of body image resilience, Dr. Kite wants to share what she learned so other girls and women can learn from her experiences.

Apr 29, 2022

Social Worker Shares Story about Tongue Cancer

As a social worker at Huntsman Cancer Institute, Karen Jensen saw the daily impact doctors and care team members made on patients. Those firsthand experiences provided her with comfort when she was diagnosed recently with tongue cancer. She knew that being here was the best place she could possibly be.

Mar 01, 2022

Mapping Melanoma to Better Understand Skin Cancers

The Mountain West region is well known for its natural beauty and its plethora of outdoor attractions and activities. With that time spent in the sun, the risk of melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer, increases. Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute are taking a deeper look at melanocytes, the cells where melanoma originates, in order to improve treatments.