Jan 25, 2023

Three Stars Shine Through the Cloud of Cancer

When Bryce Thompson discovered he had Li-Fraumeni syndrome, a genetic condition that increased his risk of getting cancer, he immediately thought of his children. With the help of genetic counselors, Bryce and his wife Jenni worked with reproductive specialists to do preimplantation genetic screening, ensuring triplets Davin, Creed, and Sage did not have the gene mutation. Now, all three are NCAA All-Americans.

Jan 24, 2023

Kim Wirthlin to Lead Huntsman Cancer Foundation as President and COO

Generous donations make the remarkable growth and advancements in cancer care at Huntsman Cancer Institute possible. Huntsman Cancer Foundation, the nonprofit organization whose sole purpose is to raise funds to support the institute, has a new leader. Kim Wirthlin will be the president and chief operating officer (COO) beginning February 1. The foundation’s work is critical in supporting cutting-edge research and the highest standards of clinical care at Huntsman Cancer Institute.

Jan 23, 2023

Sex and Cancer: Resources for Wellbeing in the Bedroom

Sex can feel like a taboo topic, but it is an important part of a relationship, including for people with cancer. A cancer diagnosis and certain treatment options can have temporary or permanent physical and emotional impacts that can affect a person’s sex organs, fertility, sex drive, and body image. Talking about sex with your cancer care team can help in understanding what to expect during and after treatment.

Jan 20, 2023

What it Means to be an NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

In 2015, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) awarded Huntsman Cancer Institute with its Comprehensive status. Huntsman Cancer Institute is the only NCI-designated Cancer Center in the Mountain West, meaning we provide the highest national standards for cancer research, prevention, and treatment. Through our state-of-the-art scientific research leading to new care and treatments, we remain committed to delivering a cancer-free frontier.

Jan 18, 2023

Daniel Ermann, MD, Selected as Scholar for the 2023 Lymphoma Scientific Research Mentoring Program

Daniel Ermann, MD, has been selected for the highly competitive Lymphoma Scientific Research Mentoring Program, class of 2023. This program awards a career development grant of $10,000 to the selected scholars, which will help Ermann fund his research. His award-winning clinical trial investigates the effectiveness of current pneumonia vaccine practices recommended for people with chronic lymphoma, and whether these could be improved upon to reduce infections and death for these patients.

Jan 17, 2023

Letter of Hope from The Wu Research Group

When it comes to cancer prevention, the professionals at Huntsman Cancer Institute work with young patients and their families. In this latest Letter of Hope, Yelena Wu, PhD, describes how her team is continually working, collaborating, and innovating to move beyond typical practices.

Jan 13, 2023

In it Together: Wellness for Patients and Caregivers

When Scott Wright’s spouse, Cheryl, was diagnosed with cancer, they both got involved with the Wellness and Integrative Health Center at the Huntsman Cancer Institute to improve physical and mental well-being. Caregivers play an integral role supporting cancer patients during their treatment, and it is important for caregivers to find opportunities to take care of themselves, too. Scott discusses the impact the Wellness Center has made to reduce stress, calm anxiety, and build a sense of togetherness.

Jan 11, 2023

Patient Experience Scores and Why They Matter

At Huntsman Cancer Institute, our patients are at the center of everything we do. Our vision of delivering a cancer-free frontier™ is guided by three core principles—putting patient and community first, coming together for a united effort, and excellence in all we do. Feedback is very important to us and we use it to improve services and support our patients. That’s why we want our patients to tell us about their experience.