The Only Cancer Institute in the World Designed by a Patient

Jon Huntsman, Sr., has had cancer four times. So he’s spent enough time in cancer hospitals to know what he’d do differently when he designed one from scratch. That’s why Huntsman Cancer Institute is unlike any other. It looks different. Feels different.

Patients and Families Join Us

We imagine a time when cancer is no longer the leading cause of death for people under age 85. We envision a time when cancer is eradicated altogether. Thanks to research, many forms of cancer are now prevented entirely or diagnosed in their earliest, most treatable stages. Thanks to research, new treatments and interventions exist for advanced cancers.

Huntsman Cancer Foundation helps Huntsman Cancer Institute relieve suffering and improve quality of life for patients, survivors, and their families. Our most promising new research is often seeded by the collective gifts of many coming together to support an important research project. Patients and their families can join us in this effort. They may donate funds directed toward better understanding and treating a type of cancer that’s personally affected them most.

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It's No Surprise that a Hospital Designed by a Patient Is Loved by Patients.

The place is welcoming  and warm, with a focus on beauty, serenity, and getting on with life.  Perhaps all of this is why Huntsman Cancer Institute has earned what few other cancer hospitals in the world have. A 99% inpatient satisfaction rating.

Patients come to Huntsman Cancer Institute from all over the world.  Patients could go anywhere, but choose to come here. Patients who have done their homework, talked to friends, colleagues, and doctors and discovered one simple fact: Huntsman Cancer Institute is a cancer treatment center unlike any other.

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Most Cancer Institutes Measure Their Research Facilities in Square Feet. We Measure Ours in Miles.

The labs at Huntsman Cancer Institute stretch as far as the eye can see.  Staffed with gifted researchers from all over the world, who have won numerous awards and accolades for their work, including a Nobel Prize, they're responsible for the discovery of more genes that cause inherited cancers than any other cancer center on earth.

At Huntsman Cancer Institute, we will go to any lengths to both treat cancer and prevent it before it ever starts.  That's why our current half mile of laboratory space will double in the next two years with a new research facility focused on the common and rare cancers that affect our children and families.

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How Do You Make Cancer a Thing of the Past? Use the Past.

Using advanced genetics to fight and forestall cancer is the core of everything we do at Huntsman Cancer Institute. We have the largest genetic database on earth that combines family histories with health records. And this has helped us discover more inherited cancer genes than any other cancer center in the world.  Genes for colon cancer, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, melanoma, paraganglioma, and neurofibromatosis.

Scientific discoveries made at Huntsman Cancer Institute are making a big impact in the way cancer is diagnosed and treated.  And now, in many cases, inherited cancers can be detected early, or even prevented before they start.

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Recent News

World Cancer Day

February 4 might not mean much to you right now, but this date affects everyone at some point. Maybe it will be because of your mother, your cousin, or your child. Maybe it will be because of you. February 4 is World Cancer Day, a chance for all to take a closer look at their health and take steps to help reduce their risk of cancer.

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HPV Vaccination Rate Highest in High-Poverty, Hispanic Communities

The campaign to immunize children to protect against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) has never quite gone mainstream. And new research from University of Utah College of Nursing Assistant Professor Deanna Kepka reveals just how difficult it might be to meet national objectives for herd immunity.

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When Cancer of Unknown Origin Strikes, Family Members Are At Increased Risk

Cancer usually begins in one location and then spreads, but in 3-5% of cancer patients, the tissue where a cancer began is unknown. In these individuals a cancer diagnosis is made because it has metastasized to other sites. Patients with these so-called “cancers of unknown primary,” or CUP, have a very poor prognosis, with a median survival of three months. A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Oncology finds that family members of CUP patients are at higher risk of developing CUP themselves, as well as cancers of the lung, pancreas, colon, and some cancers of the blood.

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