We imagine a time when cancer is no longer the leading cause of death for people under age 85. We envision a time when cancer is eradicated altogether. Thanks to research, many forms of cancer are now prevented entirely or diagnosed in their earliest, most treatable stages. Thanks to research, new treatments and interventions exist for advanced cancers.

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Jul 10, 2020

Huntsman Cancer Institute’s Commitment to End Racism

At Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI), we are familiar with tackling major and complex challenges, like cancer. We will similarly dedicate ourselves to tackling racism. Meaningful action is long overdue. We fall short of our vision to deliver a cancer-free frontier if we do not succeed in our efforts to achieve equity, diversity, and inclusion.... Read More

How to Donate Hair for Wigs
Jul 10, 2020

How to Donate Hair for Wigs

Hair loss, a well-known side effect of cancer treatment, is one of many challenges people with cancer experience. To help with this loss, some people grow out their hair and then donate it to create wigs for people undergoing treatment. Here are some tips for donating your hair.... Read More

New Clues from Fruit Flies about the Critical Role of Sex Hormones in Stem Cell Control
Jul 08, 2020

New Clues from Fruit Flies about the Critical Role of Sex Hormones in Stem Cell Control

In one of the first studies addressing the role of sex hormones’ impact on stem cells in the gut, scientists outline new insights showing how a steroidal sex hormone, that is structurally and functionally similar to human steroid hormones, drastically alters the way intestinal stem cells behave, ultimately affecting the overarching structure and function of this critical organ.... Read More

Shifting Gears: How HCI’s Cancer Screening and Education Bus Helped With COVID-19 Testing
Jul 07, 2020

Shifting Gears: How HCI’s Cancer Screening and Education Bus Helped With COVID-19 Testing

When the Huntsman Cancer Institute Cancer Screening and Education Bus began operations in August 2019, no one knew that the following spring, the mobile clinic would be used for something else entirely. But when the coronavirus pandemic hit, cancer screening on the bus came to a halt in order to prevent community spread of the virus. As COVID-19 cases increased along the Wasatch Front, the University of Utah Health began Utah Health and Economic Recovery Outreach (HERO), a program to test 10,000 Utahns for the disease. Using the bus for Utah HERO made perfect sense.... Read More

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