Clinical trials for some cancer patients may be the last, best hope for survival. A phase I trial is the first time a treatment is studied in people—usually a select number of patients who have not had success with other treatments. A rigorous process of approval takes place before doctors test these new therapies on patients for the first time.
Bone marrow transplant patients at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) know all too well the importance of finding a donor who is a match. Just ask Hilary Jacobs, who received a transplant to treat a cancer known as myelodysplastic syndrome.
Recipe courtesy Harmons Grocery. Learn about the Cancer-Fighting Foods Shopping List created by HCI and Harmons.
Inheriting a mutation in the APC gene leads to a nearly 100% lifetime risk of colorectal cancer. While colon cancer can be kept at bay by removing the large intestine, these patients also have up to a 15% risk of getting cancer in the small intestine, which is the leading cause of cancer death in this patient group. A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has identified the first prevention treatment for these patients, a two-drug combination that significantly reduces the number and size of precancerous polyps in the small intestine.
This June, hundreds of cyclists will hit the road between Delta and Salt Lake City, Utah. Many will ride 25 miles, a few will ride the full 140. All will ride to find a cure for cancer. Now in its sixth year, the Huntsman 140 event is a fundraiser to support cancer research at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI). This year’s goal is $525,000.
Dark green leafy vegetables like kale and cruciferous vegetables like Brussels sprouts are full of cancer-fighting properties, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research. Paired them with endive, radicchio, and a tangy Dijon mustard vinaigrette for a bright, flavorful, healthy side.
In a press conference today, Cancer MoonShot 2020 announced the formation of the Pediatrics Consortium. This group of researchers from across the country will focus on bringing the promise of combined immunotherapy as the next-generation standard of cancer care to children diagnosed with the disease.
Every aspect of life is affected when you are diagnosed with cancer, including your job. It is important to know your rights and to think about options as you make decisions about working during or after cancer treatment.
Approximately 79 million people in the U.S. are currently infected with a human papillomavirus (HPV), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and 14 million new infections occur each year. HPV is responsible for the vast majority of cervical cancers. HPV is also associated with cancers of the anus, mouth/throat, vagina, and penis. The CDC reports that each year in the U.S., 27,000 men and women are diagnosed with an HPV-related cancer. Even though many of these HPV-related cancers are preventable with a safe and effective vaccine, HPV vaccination rates across the United States remain low.
In 2005 the YourStory: Record and Remember project began a partnership with Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) to record the life story of any person with cancer who requested this service. To date, more than 1,200 individuals have recorded their personal histories, providing both a lasting legacy for their families and friends and a time of reflection during the treatment process.
Chad Wright knows he is fortunate when it comes to his experience with pancreas cancer. Most pancreas cancer is diagnosed at a much less treatable, much less curable stage. And that is exactly why he wants to share his story.
Recipe courtesy Harmons Grocery, adapted from www.loveandzest.com
Mary Chamberlain had completed treatment for one type of cancer, melanoma, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She talks about her journey with both cancers, including how she got through chemotherapy when she thought her body couldn’t take it anymore.
Research by Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) investigators and colleagues found a decreased risk of endometrial cancer for coffee intake, and a decreased risk of cancer overall with tea intake. The findings were published in the British Journal of Cancer.
Pair this dip with crisp veggies for a healthy, tasty snack.
When I turned 30, I finally got up the courage to do something I always wanted to do: live in the Wild West. Pointing my 17-foot U-Haul westward for the move of a lifetime, I couldn’t have foreseen that I would end up as a coach for Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI), teaching cancer survivors to row on the Great Salt Lake.
Shopping for cancer-fighting foods just got easier, thanks to a partnership between Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) and Harmons Grocery. The partnership came out of the organizations’ shared interest in teaching the public about healthy eating and how it can help prevent cancer and other diseases.
Walking into clinic, I found the patient and his wife looking tired and apprehensive. From what I knew of his medical history, his cancer had not responded to any standard treatments, each drug failing to restrain the tumor’s advance for more than a few months. The patient and his wife had talked to their local cancer doctor about clinical trials, had traveled hundreds of miles to Huntsman Cancer Institute, and were clearly anxious to begin the discussion.
Sammie woke up tired this morning, just like she does most mornings. More than that, she hasn’t really felt much lately. She hasn’t laughed—really laughed—in a long time. Even sorrow has lost its sting. Despite the recent deaths of patients for whom she provides care, she just feels numb. While tears are missing, however, she can’t help but notice that her patients haunt her dreams. Though she once found purpose and fulfillment in her work, Sammie’s 20 years of nursing have taken a toll and she now wonders if she can continue paying the psychological costs.
Have you ever wondered what research happens at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) below the Point restaurant? Hundreds of researchers are working together every day to learn more about cancer and find better ways to support patients and families.