Jun 29, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions about Li-Fraumeni Syndrome

Li-Fraumeni syndrome increases your risk of getting cancer, so we asked Wendy Kohlmann, MS, some questions to gain a better understanding of this condition. The Huntsman Cancer Institute genetic counselor answers queries about what causes LFS, how its spotted during genetic testing, and what screenings work best depending on your age and sex.

Jun 22, 2022

Feels Like Home: Patient and Family Housing Moves to Little America

Serving the entire Mountain West, Huntsman Cancer Institute sees patients and their families travel large distances for treatment. Now, through a new partnership between Patient and Family Housing and the Little America Hotel, these weary travelers can have affordable, comfortable rooms, and the same personal touch they've come to expect from staying on site.

Jun 17, 2022

Questions to Ask Your Doctor about Cancer

Learning that you have cancer can be shocking and overwhelming . When you meet with your doctor, you will hear a lot of information. So what questions should you ask? Allow the G. Mitchell Morris Cancer Learning Center at Huntsman Cancer Institute to give you some helpful tips.

Jun 14, 2022

Hair Loss from Chemo: What to Expect

Hair loss is a common side effect of chemotherapy. If you’re on chemo, you may wonder whether you will lose your hair, whether it will grow back, and what happens in between. Check out these FAQs for more about what to expect and how to prepare.

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.