1999
HCI building dedicated; Cancer Learning Center opens, becoming one of the largest sources for cancer-related information in the Intermountain West

2000
Jon M. Huntsman pledges $125 million to fund cancer research and construct hospital, bringing the family’s total giving to $225 million

2001
Special Populations Outreach to minority communities established; Familial Melanoma Research Clinic opens to conduct research into genetic causes and inheritance of skin cancer.

2002
Sarcoma Array Research Consortium established to study molecular genetics of rare soft tissue and bone tumors; Familial Pancreatic Cancer Registry opens, aiming to discover genetic causes of pancreatic cancer

2003
National Cancer Institute awards HCI $12.5 million grant to identify colon cancer genes and to examine cellular chemicals that may alter cell growth or cancer predisposition; studies of the pinch gene’s role in cell adhesion provide clues about cancer metastasis

2004
Hospital opens, featuring first full-field digital mammography unit, first PET/CT imaging unit, and first facial prosthetics lab in the Intermountain West; HCI scientists develop a unique computational approach to predict the location of regulatory DNA across an entire genome

2005
Huntsman-Intermountain Cancer Care Program initiated, opening statewide research opportunities; Director’s Translational Research Initiative established, promoting scientific advances and collaboration

2006
Cancer Clinical Research Database established, streamlining collection, maintenance, and access to cancer information; HCI conducts $3.9 million Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services project to improve cancer care among minority Medicare beneficiaries

2007
Cancer Center member Mario Capecchi wins Nobel Prize for gene targeting research; Utah Blood and Marrow Transplant and Myeloma Program opens, offering a unique approach to multiple myeloma treatment; first HCI-originated clinical trial goes statewide through the Huntsman-Intermountain Cancer Care Program

2008
Major hospital expansion begins; medical records from HCI and Intermountain Healthcare linked to the Utah Population Database, strengthening resources for genetics, health services, and public health studies; HCI researchers identify AFAP founder mutation, which may contribute to 1 percent of all colon cancers in the United States

2009
HCI celebrates 10 years; HCI researchers identify CTBP1 as the protein responsible for initiation of precancerous colon polyps, making more effective treatments possible