Sep 28, 2022

Speaking Out for Ovarian and Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

After being diagnosed and treated for ovarian cancer, obstetrician Janice Byrne was determined to make a difference for others facing the same disease. Now, she advocates to increase education and awareness about ovarian cancer and provide support to newly diagnosed patients.

Sep 27, 2022

Ramiro Garzon, MD, To Lead Hematologic Cancers at Huntsman Cancer Institute and University of Utah Health

A national authority in hematology will soon lead Hematology and Hematological Malignancies at Huntsman Cancer Institute and University of Utah Health. Dr. Ramiro Garzon’s focus is patients with leukemia and researching the molecular mechanisms of these cancers. Garzon’s major focuses include developing new treatment for cancers that begin in blood forming tissue such as the bone marrow or in the cells of the immune system. He explains his research and clinical goals.

Sep 26, 2022

TV Icon Credits Team Approach for Cancer Recovery

‘I feel like Superman,’ says Utah TV icon Bill Gephardt following prostate cancer treatment. A team of doctors empowered him through a process called ‘shared decision making’ where specialists advise and guide patients in picking the best treatment option.

Sep 22, 2022

V Foundation Awards Three Huntsman Cancer Institute Researchers

Huntsman Cancer Institute investigators Doug Grossman, MD, PhD, Conan Kinsey, MD, PhD, and Keren Hilgendorf, PhD, received grants from the V Foundation to fund cancer research. The grants total $1,000,000 and will fund research of skin, pancreatic, and breast cancer.

Sep 21, 2022

What is Radioactive Iodine Therapy? A Patient's View on Thyroid Cancer Treatment

Radioactive iodine (RAI) therapy is a type of treatment for an overactive thyroid, hyperthyroidism, and certain types of thyroid cancer. The term "radioactive" may sound scary, but it is a safe and effective treatment. Huntsman Cancer Institute patient Anne Snuggrud answers some frequently asked questions about her condition, treatment, and care.

Sep 19, 2022

Ask an Expert: Is Prostate Cancer Genetic?

The National Cancer Institute states that about 1 in 8 males will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetimes. The average person’s chance of getting prostate cancer increases with age. Yet sometimes the chance of getting prostate cancer can be passed down through our genes. Huntsman Cancer Institute genetic counselor Samantha Greenberg answers questions about prostate cancer.

Sep 16, 2022

Love, Friends, and Faith: Two-Time Cancer Patient Shares Her Story

When Jeanette Nielsen was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, she turned to the professional care teams and clinical trials at Huntsman Cancer Institute. "We knew that clinical trials in the past made treatments possible for the present, which I benefited from. Now I want to pay it forward so future patients can benefit as well."

Sep 15, 2022

A Warrior’s Determination: Honoring Our 5-Year-Old Son and Supporting Childhood Cancer Research

Marshall Brown was an active, happy, healthy 5-year-old who loved sports. After being diagnosed with sarcoma in August of 2021, he immediately began treatment at Huntsman Cancer Institute and Primary Children’s Hospital. His father, Brady, details the family's journey and shares how it is honoring Marshall’s memory by partnering with the Salt Lake Bees to raise money for childhood cancer research.