The Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) mission is to understand cancer from its beginnings, to use that knowledge in the creation and improvement of cancer treatments, and to provide education about cancer risk, prevention, and care. 

  • 1,408 employees 
  • 158 volunteers gave 19,000 hours of service

HCI is part of the University of Utah Health Care System, which ranked in the top 10 for quality among all academic medical centers in the country for the third year in a row.


  • 170 distinguished Cancer Center faculty researchers
  • $57.5 million in Cancer Center grant funding
  • More than 200 clinical trials open at any given time with more than 600 patient participants

Recent prestigious research recognition:

  • The V Foundation for Cancer Research V Scholar Award
  • Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation Award
  • Damon Runyon Foundation for Cancer Research Awards 

Patient Care

  • More than 90,000 highly specialized cancer treatments provided
  • New Supportive Oncology Service (SOS) designed to broaden the spectrum of support for cancer patients and their loved ones

Snapshot of a day at HCI: 

  • 52 cancer patients in inpatient rooms
  • 284 outpatient visits
  • 61 chemotherapy infusion treatments
  • 100 radiation therapy procedures
  • 14 cancer surgeries
  • 1,700 laboratory tests
  • 201 radiology procedures, including mammograms and other screenings

Education and Outreach

  • Inaugural Cancer Awareness Expo, a free-to-the-public event featuring talks by cancer care providers, booths staffed by lab researchers, and free cancer screenings
  • 116 health conferences, reaching an estimated 113,000 people
  • More than 6,000 visitors to our award-winning Cancer Learning Center
  • Hundreds of presentations to schools and community groups, reaching 7,500 people

Training the next generation of cancer researchers and care providers:

  • More than 100 postdoctoral fellows across the Cancer Center working toward research careers
  • 14 fellows in the Cancer Hospital advancing their clinical training in medical/hematologic oncology
  • 12 nurses receiving specialized oncology training in the Cancer Hospital Nurse Fellowship Program
  • More than 130 masters and doctorate students working toward degrees in cancer-related programs