Aug 17, 2022

What Should I Eat During Chemotherapy?

Huntsman Cancer Institute dietitian Joan Elizondo explains the importance of proper nutrition before, during, and after chemotherapy. Learn what foods can help ease side effects and what you can do you if you start to lose weight.

Aug 08, 2022

One Family's Loss Creates Hope for Children's Cancer Research

After their son Ty passed away from a malignant rhabdoid tumor, Cindy and Lou Campbell started The Ty Louis Campbell Foundation in his honor. Their focus is funding childhood cancer research that could lead to improved prognoses for kids like Ty. Their work led them to collaborating with Samuel Cheshier, MD, PhD, a pediatric neurosurgeon and cancer researcher, at Huntsman Cancer Institute.

Aug 05, 2022

Ask an Expert: Technology Empowers Patients with Advanced Cancer to Plan for End-of-Life Care

Technology can assist doctors in giving an accurate six-month prognosis for patients at Huntsman Cancer Institute who have growing solid tumors. A correct prognosis empowers patients to make better decisions and gives them more control over their care and end-of-life plan.

Aug 03, 2022

Letter of Hope from Randy Jensen, Neurosurgeon

“Our team will be with you and your family,” says Randy Jensen, MD, PhD, a physician-scientist and neurosurgical oncologist who specializes in treating patients with benign and malignant brain tumors. In this letter of hope, he empathizes with patients and their families and sheds light on the many people working to make Huntsman Cancer Institute a special place.

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.

Jul 21, 2022

7 Tips for Sun Sensitivity During Cancer Treatment

Some treatments for cancer, like radiation and certain chemotherapy drugs, can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. You can still enjoy summer days by planning ahead to protect yourself from sunburn with these tips.

Jul 19, 2022

What Cancer Patients Need to Know about Steroids

When people hear the word "steroids", they may think of "roid rage" or athletes using them to enhance their performance. But steroids are actually natural hormones that have multiple functions. Steroids created in a lab, called corticosteroids, are often prescribed during cancer treatment. Here are a few things to know about steroids, their role in cancer treatment, and how to deal with the most common side effects.