In summer 2018, Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) established a Community Advisory Board (CAB) to increase community outreach and engagement and address health disparities through collaboration. The 38 CAB members represent government organizations, safety-net health care and health systems, comprehensive cancer programs, community organizations focused on the underserved, business and religious leaders, elected officials, and cancer patients, caregivers, and survivors.
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To combat tobacco-related cancer deaths, Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) takes a multifaceted approach: advocating for comprehensive tobacco control policies; informing communities about tobacco risk; and providing tobacco cessation services. On July 1, 2018, the U of U was officially designated a tobacco-free campus. The designation supports clean air initiatives, reduces costs associated with health care, and creates a healthier environment for tens of thousands of students, employees, patients, and visitors.
Utah is a beautiful state with so many fun outdoor activities. But we are more at risk for skin cancer because of our outdoor lifestyle. Sunscreen is essential to your skin protection strategy but with so many options, how do you pick the right one?
When you notice something with your body has changed, like a new mole or a lump, you may be worried that it’s cancer. What do you do next?
January is National Radon Action Month. We spoke with a radon expert and a health educator who installed a radon mitigation system at her house to inspire you to take action and test your house for radon.
Cornelia Ulrich, MS, PhD, is the newly appointed director of Huntsman Cancer's Institute's NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. She oversees nearly 200 cancer research teams and leads efforts to advance HCI’s research in laboratory, clinical, and population science. Get to know Dr. Ulrich in this interview, where she speaks to us about the beginning of her career in Germany and how she relaxes after a day of juggling her many professional roles.
Did you know you need to practice sun safety year-round? You may think about sun safety only during the summer, when temperatures are high. But temperature doesn’t affect the strength of the sun. Radiation from the sun is what causes skin damage. Rays from the sun can damage your skin any time of year.
Most people know that cigarette smoking is the number one cause of lung cancer. There are other risk factors for lung cancer as well. Any time a small particle of dust, pollution, chemicals, or smoke enters the lungs, it has the potential to damage the lungs.
Knowing your family’s cancer history may help prevent you and other family members from getting cancer. Genetic counselors are trained professionals who can help review your medical and family history. They can talk with you about personalized cancer screening and prevention options and whether your family may need genetic testing.
Infection from the hepatitis B virus or hepatitis C virus can cause damage to the liver, which can lead to liver cancer. Learn how to protect yourself from getting infected with these viruses.
Women who reported recent, regular use of low-dose aspirin had a 23% lower risk of ovarian cancer when compared with women who did not regularly take aspirin, according to research led by Mollie Barnard, ScD, a postdoctoral fellow at Huntsman Cancer Institute.
What if doing one small thing could improve your day? One thing that millions of Americans skip? Eating breakfast energizes you after a long night with no fuel. Breakfast keeps you focused, makes you more attentive, and helps you thrive throughout the day.
Every year, we open our doors to share our mission and educate our community about cancer prevention and research.
Everyone is at risk for skin cancer, no matter your skin color or type. Know the myths and facts about sun safety and protect your skin from the sun at every age.
The second cancer conference for the Hispanic/Latino Community of Utah, Salud Para Mí, Es Salud Para Mi Familia 2018, took place Saturday, June 16, at Salt Lake Community College. The conference offers a space for the Hispanic/Latino community of Utah to receive screenings with local health care providers, get reliable health information, and learn about cancer screening and prevention.
With high mountain peaks and acres of powdery snow, Utah is known for its great skiing. But Utahns who spend lots of time outdoors at high elevations are at increased risk for sun damage, which can lead to skin cancer. Here's how to protect your skin while you're out earning your turns.
The community outreach interns at Huntsman Cancer Institute work on the front lines of cancer prevention education. They receive training from health educators in cancer information and teaching strategies and take it out to health fairs and presentations in schools and businesses throughout Utah and the Mountain West.
Thank goodness sweet potatoes are not just for the holidays. These sweet, creamy vegetables are packed with powerful cancer-fighting nutrients and make a lovely canvas for other healthy foods like chopped herbs, nuts, or veggies. Research shows eating a variety of plant-based foods may lower your risk of cancer.
Through community partnerships, Huntsman Cancer Institute is reaching adolescent and young adult populations where they are—in schools, neighborhoods, and communities—with an educational plan for a lifetime of healthy living.
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.