Aug 15, 2022

New Research Shines Light on Racial Disparities in Cancer Treatment

People of color are experiencing significant delays when they try to obtain a more targeted and effective form of radiation therapy, according to a Huntsman Cancer Institute study published in JCO Oncology Practice. The study examined racial disparities in the use of intensity modulated radiation therapy, a high-precision method that minimizes damage to surrounding tissue.

Aug 12, 2022

Mental Illness Elevated Among Hodgkin Lymphoma Patients

Patients with Hodgkin lymphoma are more likely to suffer from mental-health and substance-abuse disorders than the general population. Calling for more attention to mental health, a study published August 2 in Cancer by researchers from Huntsman Cancer Institute found people with the disease had higher risks of anxiety, depression, substance abuse, suicide, and self-inflicted injuries.

Jul 28, 2022

Huntsman Cancer Institute Again Ranked Among Best Nationally for Cancer Care

Huntsman Cancer Institute ranks 33rd nationally for cancer care according to U.S. News and World Report. More than 4,500 medical centers were evaluated on patient safety, outcomes, research programs, and more, as well as a survey of physicians.

Jul 26, 2022

Frequent Aspirin Use Shows Promise for Preventing Ovarian Cancer in Individuals at Higher Risk

A new Huntsman Cancer Institute study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology shows frequent aspirin use is linked with lower ovarian cancer risk in people with multiple risk factors. Britton Trabert, PhD, MS, investigator in the Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program explains her research, how she hopes it improves potential preventive measures, and what lies ahead.

Jul 18, 2022

Aik Choon Tan Named Senior Director of Data Science

Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah welcomes Aik Choon Tan as the first senior director of data science. “I feel honored and humbled to be joining an exceptional cancer center to implement cancer data science ideas and put them into practice.”

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.