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Headlines for Hope - Spring 2019
Headlines for Hope is a quarterly newsletter, highlighting the latest achievements at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI), patient stories, opportunities to get involved, and other exciting news from our monthly digital newsletter. We hope you will enjoy receiving this communication with the knowledge that you are essential in our fight to eradicate cancer.
Read current edition - Fall 2019.
HCF CEO Message
Peter Huntsman, Chairman and CEO of Huntsman Cancer Foundation (HCF), reflects on his father’s mantra, “Cancer moves fast, and we have to move faster.” And how together, we will make his father’s dream a reality; eliminating cancer from the face of the earth.
Nurturing Future Cancer Researchers
A unique program at HCI nurtures an interest in cancer research for high school seniors and college undergraduates. Students in the PathMaker program work in the lab for 10 weeks in the summer, immersing themselves in life on the University of Utah campus while being mentored by HCI researchers. At the end of the summer, students present their research to mentors, colleagues, and friends.
Honoring a Friend, Making History
When family and friends wanted to show support for tongue cancer patient Jarem Hallows, they discovered the Huntsman Sports Festival, which includes the Huntsman 5K running and Huntsman 140 cycling events, and created a fundraising team in 2017. #TeamJarem raised more than $26,000, the largest gift of support ever received for the Head and Neck Cancers Disease Center
No Discovery is Made Alone
In late 2016, Conan Kinsey, MD, PhD, a fellow training to be a physician-scientist, approached Martin McMahon, PhD, a cancer researcher at HCI, to discuss a research concept. Together, they set out to better understand a mystery in pancreatic cancer. In less than three years, this idea has been published in the journal Nature and has progressed from concept to clinical evaluation. A clinical trial to test the safety and effectiveness of this new drug is now underway.
An advance directive is a way to tell your loved ones and doctors your wishes if something happens and you can’t speak for yourself. This sense of preparedeness can bring you and your loved ones piece of mind. One family shares how advance directives served as a gift in the final days of a loved one.
HCI Annual Report
“I knew we were here in Utah for a reason and it looks likes this was the reason - to come to a hospital like this.”
--Susan Otagoru, cancer patient
Read about Susan and the use of Robotic Surgery in cancer treatment in our Annual Report.