In January 2005, Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) and Intermountain Healthcare (Intermountain) announced an alliance. This agreement created the Huntsman-Intermountain Cancer Care Program, which combines HCI's leadership in laboratory, population sciences, and clinical research with Intermountain's nationally recognized expertise in clinical quality improvement and program development.
The program allows HCI researchers to use data about cancer care and outcomes from throughout the Mountain States region, so optimal approaches for cancer treatment can be determined. It makes clinical trials widely available, so more patients can receive the most advanced medicines and treatment protocols. And it increases the opportunities for cancer research on many fronts: the causes, the best ways to deliver care, methods of identifying people with increased risk, and prevention.
Working together, HCI and Intermountain combine their strengths. As this alliance continues, so will improvements in cancer research, care, and prevention.