Aug 07, 2020

Community Advisory Board Spotlight: Eruera “Ed” Napia

Eruera “Ed” Napia is a New Zealand and Maori-born artist who lives in Salt Lake City. Since 2004, he has developed programs at the Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake. Ed has designed and taught university courses, performed song and dance around the world, won several awards for his sculpture, and presented at conferences across the United States. Ed joined the Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) Community Advisory Board as a founding member in 2018.

Aug 06, 2020

Tracy Onega Named Senior Director of Population Sciences at Huntsman Cancer Institute

Tracy Onega, PhD, has been appointed senior director of population sciences at Huntsman Cancer Institute and professor of population sciences at the University of Utah. Onega began her service at HCI on August 1.

Aug 05, 2020

The Most Meaningful Job I’ve Ever Had

Mark Oberg, assistant director for the Computing and Technology Group, began his career at HCI in August 1998. Throughout the years, Mark has seen relatives, friends, neighbors, classmates, and professional peers go through cancer. These experiences inspire him and reaffirm his commitment to giving back to HCI in any way he can—whether by donating a portion of his paycheck through payroll deduction or staying late and working on the weekends.

Aug 04, 2020

Scientists Develop New Models to Accelerate Progress in Preventing Drug Resistance in Lung and Pancreas Cancers

Scientists at Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah report today the development of new models to study molecular characteristics of tumors of the lung and pancreas that are driven by mutations in a gene named NTRK1. The findings were published today in the journal Cell Reports.

Aug 03, 2020

Why I Love Being a HICU Nurse

A few days ago, I realized it had been one year since I started my very first shift as a nurse at the Huntsman Intensive Care Unit (HICU). So I decided to make a list of reasons why I love my job (and honestly I got a little bit emotional about it.)

Aug 03, 2020

Donating Blood during the Coronavirus Pandemic

ARUP Blood Services is the sole provider of blood products to patients at Huntsman Cancer Institute. They are doing everything they can to help protect people donating blood and maintain CDC guidelines for preventing the spread of coronavirus.

Aug 03, 2020

What is a downwinder?

A “downwinder” is a person who was exposed or presumed to be exposed to radiation from the explosion of nuclear devices at the federal Nevada Test Site. These nuclear tests took place in the 1950s and 1960s.

Aug 03, 2020

Kicking Cancer in His Cowboy Boots

Monte Bona was “raised to be a cowboy.” Born in Payson, Utah, he grew up in a small farming community with his parents and five siblings. In 2009 at the age of 71, he was diagnosed with lymphoma. The year 2020 marks more than 11 years since Monte’s diagnosis and treatment. Now in his 80s and after more than a decade of follow-ups, he’s still in the clear.