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Huntsman Cancer Institute's Community Advisory Board

Huntsman Cancer Institute's Community Advisory Board

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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community report, health education, health equity, cancer prevention, cancer care, minority health, public health,

Committing to a Tobacco-Free Future

Committing to a Tobacco-Free Future

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.

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community report, tobacco, cancer prevention

Talks with Docs: Neli Ulrich, MS, PhD

Talks with Docs: Neli Ulrich, MS, PhD

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.

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talks with docs, cancer care, cancer prevention

Learn Your Family's Health History this Holiday

Learn Your Family's Health History this Holiday

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.

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genetics, cancer prevention

Reaching the Hispanic/Latino Community of Utah

Reaching the Hispanic/Latino Community of Utah

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.

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cancer prevention, health education, health equity, minority health

Super Sweet Potatoes

Super Sweet Potatoes

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.

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cancer prevention, nutrition, recipe