Jan 15, 2020

HCI Provides Naloxone Kits to Help Save Lives

Thanks to a partnership with Utah Naloxone, the G. Mitchell Morris Cancer Learning Center at Huntsman Cancer Institute now offers free naloxone rescue kits to anyone requesting one—no questions asked.

Jan 14, 2020

A New Decade: Celebrating More Than 20 Years of Supporting Huntsman Cancer Institute’s Mission

In 1999, the first research building at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) opened, with a vision that HCI could make a difference in the lives of people with cancer. Two decades later, discoveries have been made and lives have been saved because of committed, tenacious, hardworking doctors, researchers, and nurses. And standing beside them along this path are our steadfast and generous donors.

Jan 13, 2020

Huntsman Cancer Institute Translational Scholars: Randy Jensen, MD, PhD

Huntsman Cancer Institute has established The Society of Huntsman Translational Scholars, an initiative that recognizes excellence in the discipline of translational science. Randy Jensen, MD, PhD, was recently honored with a Huntsman Translational Scholar award.

Jan 09, 2020

How Blood Donations Help Cancer Patients

When someone is diagnosed with cancer, people often look for ways to help. One way to help is to donate blood or platelets. Patients diagnosed with cancer may need a blood transfusion for many different reasons.

Jan 06, 2020

Let’s Raise Awareness of Cervical Cancer

This January, for cervical cancer awareness, let’s take a moment to think about those who faced this disease in the past, those who are currently suffering from it, and those who will face it in the future. I want to tell you, woman to woman, that you are enough. And while you may feel alone and different, there are many of us out here who can relate.

Dec 18, 2019

Making a Difference in Fundraising for Cancer Research

Heather Arauzo has volunteered for Huntsman Cancer Foundation for nearly a decade. She began as an aid station volunteer for the Huntsman 140, an endurance bicycling event held each year in June. Even better, Heather was able to multiply her gift of time and talent by persuading her husband and five children to join her each year. This family affair has become a cherished tradition.

Dec 05, 2019

Grieving the Loss of Your Health

Grief is the mourning you feel after any kind of loss. It is a normal, healthy response to the changes cancer can bring—to your health, your peace of mind, your independence, your ability to work or do the things you love. Huntsman Cancer Institute social workers say it’s important to acknowledge grief and let yourself experience it.

Dec 04, 2019

Celebrating A 100th Birthday and a Legacy Secured

On December 7, 2019, Richard Fay will reach an incredible milestone: his 100th birthday. But that isn’t the only significant thing about Richard—he is also a five-time cancer survivor. His wife, Carol, is also a cancer survivor. When Jon and Karen Huntsman made their first gift of $10 million to establish a cancer institute on the campus of the University of Utah, they issued a call to the community, asking others to dig deep and support the vision that would become Huntsman Cancer Institute. Richard and Carol answered that call, creating a planned gift with a bequest to support cancer research.