When construction is complete in 2020, Huntsman Cancer Institute will implement the latest advance in proton therapy, called intensity-modulated proton therapy. Proton therapy is the favored approach for many tumors in and around vital structures such as the spinal cord and brain stem. It is also the preferred treatment for certain childhood cancers. We are committed to bringing cutting-edge care to our patients, and proton therapy will be the next step in that promise.
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Dan Nelson was diagnosed with stage IV brain cancer in 2016. As his caregiver, Dan's wife, Dianne, has been at his side throughout. She shares her perspective, which reveals the power of what it means to be a cancer caregiver and the hope that this role can bring to a loved one who receives a life-changing cancer diagnosis.
Patient and Huntsman Hero Dan Nelson set out to ride the 30-mile segment of the Huntsman 140 in spite of a terminal brain cancer diagnosis. When Dan wasn't sure he could make it up the last hill, his #DanStrong team of family and friends was there to push him to the top. In the hardest of times, Dan and his wife Dianne have never been alone.
Huntsman Cancer Institute established The Society of Huntsman Translational Scholars to recognize excellence in the discipline of translational science. Howard Colman, MD, PhD is a physician-scientist specializing in the treatment of brain tumors and the diagnosis and management of neurologic complications of cancer.
Huntsman Cancer Institute established The Society of Huntsman Translational Scholars to recognize excellence in the discipline of translational science. Adam Cohen, MD, MS, was recently honored with a Huntsman Translational Scholar award. He is a researcher and physician, specializing in neuro-oncology and breast oncology.
We asked the experts at Huntsman Cancer Institute about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of glioblastoma.
John Karg was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a type of brain cancer, early in 2016. His cancer care team at Huntsman Cancer Institute treated the cancer with surgery, radiation, oral chemotherapy, and participation in clinical trials. He’s doing very well with the treatment—his interview for this article happened while he was waiting for the lift lines at Alta ski resort.
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.
"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."
Dr. Randy Jensen—auto racer, canyoneer, triathlete, and neurosurgeon—chats with us about his many life adventures.
What should you expect before, during, and after stereotactic radiosurgery, or SRS? This video explains the process and may help you feel less anxious when facing your first SRS appointment.
For Brain Tumor Awareness Month, Randy Jensen, MD, PhD, wants you to know something: “There is a lot of hope for patients with brain tumors.”