This infographic highlights a few of Huntsman Cancer Institute's accomplishments in 2017.
Targeted therapy in cancer treatment is often called personalized or precision medicine, according to the National Institutes of Health. Targeted therapies are designed to be more effective and less harmful than other approaches because the drugs are specially designed to meet the individual characteristics of each patient.
For many of 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.
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.
Everyone, including people who have already had cancer, can lower the risk of developing certain types of cancer. If you have been diagnosed with cancer, these tips may lower your risk of developing a second cancer.
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 faculty work with students of all ages to cultivate the next generation of scientists who will carry on this life-saving work.
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 them can be difficult, especially if patients have to travel a long distance to a hospital that offers trials.
Make a delicious, healthy meal with someone you love this Valentine's Day. This delightful dinner menu is rich in omega 3 fatty acids, fiber, and whole grains. Not only is it healthy for the heart, it contains cancer-fighting foods.
The HCI community shares memories of our founder.
People who have never tried acupuncture often have the same questions: What is it? Is it safe? Does it hurt? How much does it cost? HCI acupuncturist Annie Budhathoki answers these questions and explains how this integrative treatment can help people with cancer.
Photopheresis treatment seems to modulate the immune system, not suppress it, allowing the body to manage graft-versus-host disease without counteracting the effects of the hematopoietic stem cell transplant.
HCI will start offering an innovative way to deliver chemotherapy to cancers that have spread to the lining of the abdominal cavity.
Remembering to take medication can be a struggle for anyone, but it’s usually a tougher challenge for teens and young adults with cancer. A recent study shows using a smartphone reminder app helps patients in this age group take medication as prescribed.
Post-doctoral fellow Andreana Holowatyj, PhD, received an award for her work studying colorectal cancer in young adults from the Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
"One thing is for sure: cancer will affect your life... and the only way we're going to find a cure is by supporting research."
In memoriam. Tom Kursar and his wife, Lissy Coley, are used to working with each other as co-leaders of a research group in the Department of Biology at the University of Utah. So when Tom was diagnosed with pancreas cancer, the couple faced the disease together.
In this video, Dr. Wally Akerley, a lung cancer physician, explains what radon is. Learn how you can protect yourself and your family from radon.
McKayla Benson wanted to do a service project for her senior year of high school. She focused her project on something she loves—music.
Radon is a radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. But how do you protect yourself from a gas you cannot see, taste, or smell?