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Massive crowds hit Hill Air Force Base
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Massive crowds hit Hill Air Force Base

It was a special day for University of Utah Doctor Jason Hunt. He's the clinical director of head and neck surgical oncology at the huntsman cancer institute. He got to ride in an F-16 as part of their ‘Hometown Hero’ program.

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Pig on the Plaza
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Pig on the Plaza

Famous Dave's BBQ is helping raise money for the Huntsman Cancer Institute by selling $6 lunch plates at the Gallivan Plaza on Friday. It starts at 11 a.m. Stop by to grab a bite for a good cause!

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Data is Knowledge, Knowledge is Power
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Data is Knowledge, Knowledge is Power

At Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI), researchers are using the power of Big Data to help prevent cancer. HCI is home of the Utah Population Database (UPDB), a shared data resource that tracks family medical history through many generations. The UPDB is the only database of its kind in the United States and one of few such resources in the world. The UPDB has contributed to important gene discoveries including those for colon cancer (APC), breast cancer (BRCA1), melanoma (p16), and others. Utilizing the UPDB, researchers are able to identify families that have higher than normal rates of certain cancers.

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Detecting brain cancer without surgery

When a brain tumor is suspected because of symptoms such as headaches or other problems, its presence is usually confirmed by anatomical imaging such as CT or MRI. But through imaging, doctors often can't say much about the tumor - molecularly - besides 'something's in there.' Surgery and a biopsy are necessary to get a glimpse of the cancer cells themselves.

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In-person, telephone genetic counseling yield similar outcomes

Genetic counseling by telephone was noninferior to in-person counseling among women at increased risk of hereditary breast and/or ovarian cancer (HBOC) for all psychosocial, decision-making, and quality-of-life measures, investigators found. In addition, genetic testing was more common among women who received in-person counseling and women who lived in rural settings.

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Dalai Lama visits Utah Tibetan Community Center and speaks to community
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Dalai Lama visits Utah Tibetan Community Center and speaks to community

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet met with patients and leaders from the Huntsman Cancer Institute and University of Utah Tuesday before speaking to the Utah community at the University’s Jon M. Huntsman Center. Emma Houston, and HCI breast cancer survivor had the opportunity to meet with the Dalai Lama.

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Kailos Genetics and Huntsman Cancer Institute Awarded $2.4 Million Grant for ctDNA Test Development

Kailos Genetics, a personalized medicine information company offering leading-edge gene-based testing, today announced they have entered into a collaboration with Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah to develop a clinical-grade test for circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA). Backed by a $2.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the minimally invasive test will be used to monitor patients for breast cancer disease recurrence.

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Dalai Lama Meets with Huntsman Cancer Institute Leaders, Blesses Patients
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Dalai Lama Meets with Huntsman Cancer Institute Leaders, Blesses Patients

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet met with patients and leaders of Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) and the University of Utah during a brief visit to Huntsman Cancer Institute today, Tuesday, June 21. His visit coincides with his appearance later in the afternoon at the University’s Jon M. Huntsman Center where he will speak about compassion and universal responsibility.

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Blood and Marrow Transplant: Hope for a Cure for Many Blood-Related Cancers
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Blood and Marrow Transplant: Hope for a Cure for Many Blood-Related Cancers

In the United States, someone is diagnosed with a blood-related cancer every three minutes. For many of them, a blood or marrow transplant is the only hope for a cure. More than two-thirds of these patients, however, don’t have a matched marrow donor in the family. Donor registries offer them the best hope for finding a match.

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Person 2 Person: Mary Beckerle, Huntsman Cancer Institute CEO
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Person 2 Person: Mary Beckerle, Huntsman Cancer Institute CEO

Mary Beckerle is the CEO and Executive Director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Beckerle grew up in New Jersey. She lost her father to emphysema when she was just 12 years old. "We were a happy, normal family and then all of a sudden my dad starting having trouble breathing," she said. She recalls her father couldn't go downstairs to watch her and her sisters perform the plays they would make up.

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What's Your Story
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What's Your Story

That little phrase, a common conversation starter, takes on new meaning at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI). There, a program called Your Story gives cancer patients the chance to reflect on and share their life stories.

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A colorful plate helps protect against cancer

You don't smoke. You wear sunscreen. You exercise regularly. But your breakfast usually consists of a donut or store-bought muffin as you run out the door, lunch is something from the vending machine, and dinner is grabbed at the drive-thru. These decisions about what you eat may be doing more harm to your health than you think.

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2016 Outstanding Director Awards
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2016 Outstanding Director Awards

It is impossible to quantify the value a director brings to a board and the organization it serves. Most board directors hold a uniquely wide perspective, having gleaned hard-won wisdom from decades of experience within their own industry and, typically, multiple other industries and nonprofit endeavors. This is the case with this year’s Outstanding Directors, who have founded or led large organizations, as well as given their passion and resources to nonprofit efforts.

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Partners to Prevent Cancer
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Partners to Prevent Cancer

JOSHUA SCHIFFMAN IS A LOVER OF ALL THINGS ELEPHANT. As a pediatric oncologist and a professor in the University of Utah’s Department of Pediatrics, he and his exceptional team from Primary Children’s Hospital, Huntsman Cancer Institute, and the University of Utah are working to expand the focus of childhood cancer research to include prevention— and elephants have become important partners in that work. Curious, we sat down with Dr. Schiffman to find out more. A new artist in residence program allows cancer patients bring some color back to their lives by expressing themselves through art.

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