This infographic highlights a few of Huntsman Cancer Institute's accomplishments in 2017.
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Rebecca Ward went to the dentist for a routine check-up and ended up with a startling diagnosis: oral cancer. After that initial shock, Rebecca endured cancer treatment and went on to become an advocate for oral cancer awareness.
Christina Ratcliff enrolled in HCI's Total Cancer Care study, a partnership among patients, health care providers, and researchers to help accelerate cancer research and improve patient care.
Dr. Glen Bowen, my mentor, taught me the idea that the treatment team is like an octopus. Meaning, we are a single brain with eight arms. I’m an arm, the nurse is an arm, the scheduler is an arm—we are all an arm, and no arm is more or less important in caring for our patients.
Each year, more than 1,000 adolescents and young adults (AYAs) in Utah are diagnosed with cancer. For many of these young people, a cancer diagnosis is their first real medical issue. This was the case for Marina Pimentel, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, at age 26. Marina worked with an AYA patient navigator to help her manage the complexities of cancer treatment and care.
Through community partnerships, Huntsman Cancer Institute is reaching adolescent and young adult (AYA) populations where they are – in schools, neighborhoods, and communities – with an educational recipe for a lifetime of healthy living.
Huntsman Cancer Institute began in 1995 with an empty lot and a dream full of promise. Twenty-two years later, HCI opened a major expansion that doubled its research capacity.
All cancer treatments and medications that are used today were, at one point, part of a clinical trial. Clinical trials can offer hope, particularly in complex diseases such as cancer. But getting access to clinical trials can be difficult, especially if patients have to travel a long distance to a hospital that offers trials
Tommy Tanzer, a resident of Park City, Utah, received three negative prostate biopsies over the course of three years, but he and his doctors still suspected he may have cancer. Tommy then had an MRI-guided biopsy at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI), hoping there would be a more accurate result. Unfortunately, this biopsy did detect cancer. Fortunately, it was found early enough to treat.
Over the years, there have been many landmark discoveries in the effort to eradicate cancer. Progress can only continue with well-trained and passionate researchers and physicians. Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) faculty work with students of all ages to cultivate the next generation of scientists who will carry on this life-saving work.