Jun 10, 2022

Researchers Create Resource to Track Social Media Cancer Misinformation

Cancer misinformation on social media can negatively influence a patient’s decision and affect their mental health, recent studies show. Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute create a resource that lays the foundation for a tool to track and organize cancer misinformation that comes from social media.

Jun 06, 2022

Recognizing Research Excellence: Suneja, Hu-Lieskovan, and Sborov Named Translational Scholars

New members added to The Society of Huntsman Translational Scholars. They include Gita Suneja, MD, MS; Siwen Hu-Lieskovan, MD, PhD; and Douglas Sborov, MD, MS.

Jun 03, 2022

5 For The Fight Announces New Class of Cancer Research Fellows

5 For The Fight, a nonprofit started by Qualtrics and fueled by thousands of private donors, announced today that seven new cancer researchers will get a boost for their work thanks to $1.1 million in grants. Five women and two men, who are part of the multi-year 5 For The Fight Cancer Research Fellows program, were vetted and chosen in part for their pledge to focus on cancer research.

Jun 02, 2022

Researchers discover insights into breast cancer gene that could lead to better risk screening

Inherited mutations in the BRCA1 gene can significantly increase a person’s risk of breast and ovarian cancer—but not every mutation is harmful. Researchers from Huntsman Cancer Institute evaluated hundreds of different mutations and in a published study, Sean Tavtigian, PhD, explains how this information can be used to better understand and manage individual cancer risk.

May 23, 2022

Researchers find Evidence of Familial Genetic Risk for Colon Cancer

Huntsman Cancer Institute researchers discovered that people with a certain polyp syndrome, their first-degree relatives, and people with certain colon lesions are at an increased risk of colorectal cancer. Lead authors Karen Curtin, PhD, and Priyanka Kanth, MD, answer questions about the findings.

May 11, 2022

American Indian Advocate Attends Cancer Moonshot Event

Huntsman Cancer Institute’s Phyllis Pettit Nassi, MSW, attended a White House event where President Biden announced a relaunch of the Cancer Moonshot initiative. She talks about her work to reduce American Indian cancer disparities, which the Moonshot aims to address.

May 04, 2022

Expanding Commitment to Advance Cancer Research in the Mountain West

Huntsman Cancer Institute’s Phyllis Pettit Nassi, MSW, attended a White House event where President Biden announced a relaunch of the Cancer Moonshot initiative. She talks about her work to reduce American Indian cancer disparities, which the Moonshot aims to address.

Apr 13, 2022

New Initiatives Awarded $4.7 Million to Encourage COVID-19 Testing in Underserved Communities and Schools

In their quest to overcome health disparities, University of Utah Health scientists are launching SCALE-UP II and SCALE-UP Counts, a pair of initiatives designed to increase COVID-19 testing and vaccination among rural and underserved populations. Combined, the two initiatives are supported by $4.7 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).