Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) is part of University of Utah Health. Every year, HCI serves thousands of cancer patients from Utah and the surrounding states. HCI also teaches and trains future doctors, nurses, and scientists. HCI is the only National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Center in the Mountain West. This means it meets the highest national standards for cancer care and research and receives support for its scientific endeavors.

HCI is also a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), a not-for-profit alliance of the world’s leading cancer centers. NCCN is dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of care provided to patients with cancer.

Thank You for Choosing HCI

We work hard to make sure you have an exceptional experience with the best possible results. We listen and respond to what you and other patients tell us. It is our mission to understand cancer from its beginnings, to use that knowledge in the creation and improvement of cancer treatments, to relieve the suffering of cancer patients, and to provide education about cancer risk, prevention, and care.

Recent News

Press Releases

Huntsman Cancer Institute Announces New Clinical Research Director

Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah has announced David Gaffney, MD, PhD, as Senior Director for Clinical Research. In this position, Gaffney oversees HCI’s clinical research efforts which include more than 200 active clinical cancer trials at any given time.

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In The Media

Scientists See Progress for Cancer Vaccines

Tumor-destroying vaccines have emerged as a new weapon in the fight against cancer. Conventional vaccines prevent people from getting sick in the first place. Now scientists are testing a new type of vaccine that treats existing cancers by spurring immune cells to go on the attack. These drugs—known as therapeutic vaccines—hold the potential to plunge cancers into remission without causing the side effects of treatments such as chemotherapy.

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Press Releases, HCI News

Adipose Tissue May Affect Cancer Development in Multiple Ways

Review indicates need to further explore relationship between fat and cancer. Adipose tissue, or fat, may influence the development of cancer in diverse ways, depending on the type of fat and the location in the body, according to results of a systematic review published in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research

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