HCI physicians who will oversee the clinical trial. Pictured from left to right: Paul Shami, MD, Tibor Kovacsovics, MD and Michael Deininger, MD, PhD
HCI physicians who will oversee the clinical trial. Pictured from left to right: Paul Shami, MD, Tibor Kovacsovics, MD and Michael Deininger, MD, PhD

Huntsman Cancer Institute Joins National Clinical Trial Targeting AML

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Mar 15, 2018 10:00 AM

About Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah

Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah is the official cancer center of Utah. The cancer campus includes a state-of-the-art cancer specialty hospital as well as two buildings dedicated to cancer research. HCI treats patients with all forms of cancer and operates several clinics that focus on patients with a family history of cancer. As the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Mountain West, HCI serves the largest geographic region in the country, drawing patients from Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana. HCI scientists have identified more genes for inherited cancers than any other cancer center in the world, including genes responsible for hereditary breast, ovarian, colon, head, and neck cancers, along with melanoma. HCI manages the Utah Population Database - the largest genetic database in the world, with information on more than 9 million people linked to genealogies, health records, and vital statistics. The institute was founded by Jon M. and Karen Huntsman.