The PathMaker Cancer Research Program is for high school and undergraduate students with backgrounds underrepresented in the biomedical workforce. Under the mentorship of an HCI scientist, PathMaker scholars conduct research and build a foundation for careers in health professions and biomedical research.
Cancer Research Posts
The Young Adult Cancer Caregiver study is currently recruiting participants. The study will look at how social media may help or hinder young adults who take care of a cancer patient.
Through community partnerships, Huntsman Cancer Institute is reaching adolescent and young adult (AYA) populations where they are – in schools, neighborhoods, and communities – with an educational recipe for a lifetime of healthy living.
Advancing discoveries made in the lab to medical treatments that can be used in patient care is complex and time-consuming. Commonly called clinical translation, this process can be thought of much like translating something from one language to another.
This infographic highlights a few of Huntsman Cancer Institute's accomplishments in 2017.
Huntsman Cancer Institute began in 1995 with an empty lot and a dream full of promise. Twenty-two years later, HCI opened a major expansion that doubled its research capacity.
Targeted therapy in cancer treatment is often called personalized or precision medicine, according to the National Institutes of Health. Targeted therapies are designed to be more effective and less harmful than other approaches because the drugs are specially designed to meet the individual characteristics of each patient.
Christina Ratcliff enrolled in HCI's Total Cancer Care study, a partnership among patients, health care providers, and researchers to help accelerate cancer research and improve patient care.
Over the years, there have been many landmark discoveries in the effort to eradicate cancer. Progress can only continue with well-trained and passionate researchers and physicians. Huntsman Cancer Institute faculty work with students of all ages to cultivate the next generation of scientists who will carry on this life-saving work.
Remembering to take medication can be a struggle for anyone, but it’s usually a tougher challenge for teens and young adults with cancer. A recent study shows using a smartphone reminder app helps patients in this age group take medication as prescribed.
HCI post-doctoral fellow Andreana Holowatyj, PhD received an award for her work studying colorectal cancer in young adults from the Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) is pleased to announce the appointment of two of our colleagues as holders of prestigious endowed chairs at the University of Utah. Endowed chairs recognize academic distinction, promote excellence, and provide funds for cutting-edge research.
Dr. Martin McMahon and his research group study the genetic mutations that contribute to lung cancer. About 30% of lung cancers can now be treated based on the disease’s specific genetics. McMahon is hopeful that each subset of lung cancer will soon have its own precision treatment.
Kali Dale, a graduate research assistant at HCI, was selected to receive the National Cancer Institute Graduate Diversity Supplement.
Gurkan Mollaoglu, a graduate student in the Oliver Lab, received an F99 NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award. This prestigious grant recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who have demonstrated potential and interest in pursuing careers as independent cancer researchers.
“As a physician-scientist, the patients I’ve treated who haven’t made it are always in the back of my mind, moving my laboratory work forward,” says Michael Engel, MD, PhD. His research group studies the molecular details that lead to the development of childhood leukemias and then leverages that information to combat them.
Your body's metabolism is different from a cancer cell's metabolism. Researchers like graduate student Zhizhou Ye are studying how cancer cells rewire their metabolism to survive and grow. Understanding these processes in depth could lead to therapies that stop cancer's growth.
Volunteers are needed for a research study about quitting smoking. Participants will be compensated for their time and nicotine patches will be provided at no cost.
RNA modification is an area of cell biology few people have studied, and the idea of exploring the boundaries of the known world is what first attracted graduate student Archana Yerra to a career in science.
Our bodies fight cancer more than we really know, says Kenneth Grossmann, MD, PhD, a medical oncologist at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) and assistant professor of dermatology at the University of Utah (U of U). And, he adds, advances in medicine can help the immune system fight cancer even better.