Cancer Center Research Programs

The Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah (HCI) is a National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) provides funding for cancer research performed by more than 140 members of our Cancer Center. The purpose of this grant is to promote scientific excellence through coordinated, broad-based transdisciplinary programs and to support state-of-the-art shared research resources.

Nuclear Control of Cell Growth and Differentiation

Bradley R. Cairns, PhD – Co-Leader
Jared Rutter, PhD –  Co-Leader

Cell Response and Regulation

Sheri Holmen, PhD – Co-Leader
Alana Welm, PhD – Co-Leader

Experimental Therapeutics

Martin McMahon, PhD - Co-Leader
Neeraj Agarwal, MD – Co-Leader

Cancer Control and Population Sciences

Kathleen Mooney, PhD - Co-Leader
Sean Tavtigian, PhD - Co-Leader

HCI's Research Leadership Council (RLC)

The RLC has responsibility for coordination, planning, and oversight of HCI’s research portfolio and is accountable for the design and execution of Cancer Center goals. The Council is chaired by the CEO/Director and includes representatives from the Director’s Cabinet, all Cancer Program Leaders, Staff Investigators, HCI-managed Shared Resource Directors, representation of the Disease-Oriented Research Teams (DOTs), the PRMS and DSMC Chairs, and senior administrators. This group serves as the core leadership of the Cancer Center, participates actively in strategic planning for HCI research initiatives, and directs evaluation of Programs, Shared Resources, and membership. New applications for Cancer Center Membership are presented by a relevant Cancer Program Leader and put forward for an advisory vote by RLC members based on specific membership criteria; Dr. Beckerle makes final decisions on Cancer Center membership. The RLC meets monthly for two hours.  View the Research Leadership Council membership.

Cancer Center Support Grant Administration Contacts

Scott S. Lloyd, MBA, CPA Executive Director of Operations 2000 Circle of Hope,
Salt Lake City Utah 84112
J. Maxwell Loveless Director of Administration 2000 Circle of Hope,
Salt Lake City Utah 84112

Useful Links

Cancer Center Shared Resources

NCI Cancer Centers

National Cancer Institute (NCI)