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Headlines for Hope - Summer/Fall 2020

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.


Susan Sheehan, President and COO, Huntsman Cancer Foundation

HCF President's Message

On a beautiful day this summer, Susan Sheehan, President and COO of Huntsman Cancer Foundation (HCF), writes about her love for gardening and how after years of careful tending her perennials are now showstoppers. The same can be said for Huntsman Cancer Foundation donors. Even in this really challenging time, YOU are our showstoppers. Donors are our heroes for their support of cancer research.


HCI Receives Renewal of Prestigious Designation from the National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute has renewed the designation of HCI as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, the highest federal rank possible for a cancer research organization. HCI earned a near-perfect score, placing it within the highest-possible exceptional score category that signifies virtually no weaknesses in the organization’s research efforts. HCI’s overall score is the best in the history of the cancer center.


Building the Life He Wants | Rene Vasquez

Rene Vazquez knew he wanted to have children someday, but at the age of 26, he wasn’t there yet. When he was diagnosed with testicular cancer, Rene faced the possibility of losing the chance to one day have biological kids. Rene’s doctors at HCI brought up fertility as soon as he was diagnosed.


HCI Researcher Awarded Prestigious Grant to Study New Ways to Detect Brain Tumors

Hunter Underhill, MD, PhD, a Huntsman Cancer Institute brain cancer researcher and assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Utah, was awarded a special National Cancer Institute grant to advance his research in brain tumor detection. Underhill will pursue new ways to detect glioblastoma, a type of aggressive and deadly brain tumor.

Symbolic Giving Site 2020

When you give to HCF, you’re not just supporting HCI’s physicians and researchers in their search for the next big breakthrough. You are impacting people—in tangible and intangible ways—who are struggling to overcome cancer. With HCF’s new symbolic giving site, you can do just that by giving a gift of time, a gift of healing, a gift of hope, and more.


Mark Oberg - The Most Meaningful Job I've Ever Had

“I consider it an honor to be part of such a broad and vigorous effort in research, clinical care, and educational outreach initiatives. Working here and donating to the effort makes this easily the most meaningful job I have ever had.”

--Mark Oberg, Assistant Director for the Computing and Technology Group at Huntsman Cancer Institute 

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