Newsroom Navigation

Contact Info:
Office of Public Affairs
2000 Circle of Hope,
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

public.affairs@hci.utah.edu

801-587-7639

In the Media

In The Media

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.

Read More

Person 2 Person: Mary Beckerle, Huntsman Cancer Institute CEO
In The Media

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.

Read More

What's Your Story
In The Media, HCI News

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.

Read More

In The Media, HCI News

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.

Read More

2016 Outstanding Director Awards
In The Media

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.

Read More

Subway Helps Fuel Cancer Research at Huntsman 140
In The Media

Subway Helps Fuel Cancer Research at Huntsman 140

In its sixth year, the Huntsman 140 has grown in attendance, and in overall fundraising. This event is a friendly fundraising ride designed to bring the community together toward a common goal of expanding cancer research for children and families. This year, Subway stores are sponsoring the event by providing sandwiches for riders to fuel up during the ride. Ed Brunisholz, a local Subway sandwich shop owner and rider in the Huntsman 140, said there are Subway owners across the state that have a family member with cancer, and that even some of their regular guests are affected by the disease.

Read More

Art therapy aids recovering cancer patients
In The Media, HCI News

Art therapy aids recovering cancer patients

Patients at the Hunstman Cancer Institute are getting a new chance for treatment through art therapy. A new artist in residence program allows cancer patients bring some color back to their lives by expressing themselves through art.

Read More

Utah Has Highest Skin Cancer Rate In Nation
In The Media

Utah Has Highest Skin Cancer Rate In Nation

New statistics out from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention find that Utah has the highest rate of skin cancer in the nation. Mark Hyde is a Physician Assistant on the Melanoma Team at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. He says it’s a combination of risk factors that make Utahns so susceptible to melanoma.

Read More

Partners to Prevent Cancer
In The Media

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.

Read More

In The Media

Save your skin with sun-protective clothing

The ultimate in sun safety is UV-protective clothing, according to the Canadian Cancer Society. Skin-cancer specialists agree. “Clothing is always going to work better than sunscreen because it blocks both UVA and UVB rays,” said Dr. Douglas Grossman, an expert in skin cancer at Huntsman Cancer Institute in Utah. And unlike sunscreens, which we tend to use too sparingly, “it’s not going to wash off.”

Read More

New WHO Glioma Classification Can 'Optimize Patient Treatment Going Forward'
In The Media

New WHO Glioma Classification Can 'Optimize Patient Treatment Going Forward'

The 2016 World Health Organization (WHO) Classification of Infiltrating Gliomas alters diagnostic criteria, providing the basis for clinical trial inclusion or exclusion based on an integrated diagnosis and setting the stage for all future research, according to a summary of 4 posters related to CNS biomarkers presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2016 Annual Meeting.

Read More

In The Media

New treatment shows promise against hard-to-treat eye cancer

Eye cancer took the life of author and neurologist Oliver Sacks last year, bringing attention to the rare and deadly disease. Scientists have tried to develop precision treatments against cancers like this one, but the mutations that cause them have proven difficult to block with drugs. Now, a team led by scientists at Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah, University of Utah School of Medicine, and Navigen, Inc., report a new treatment that shows promise against the hard-to-treat cancer. They found that the mutation relies on a protein, ARF6, to distribute cancer-promoting signals. Further, a drug that blocks ARF6 inhibits eye tumors in mice. The research appears in Cancer Cell online on June 2. Skin-cancer specialists agree. “Clothing is always going to work better than sunscreen because it blocks both UVA and UVB rays,” said Dr. Douglas Grossman, an expert in skin cancer at Huntsman Cancer Institute in Utah. And unlike sunscreens, which we tend to use too sparingly, “it’s not going to wash off.”

Read More

Little Red Riding Hood
In The Media

Little Red Riding Hood

Any Utah gal worth her cycling spandex rides Little Red. This weekend, I’m heading north with my gals to scenic Lewiston, Utah to ride the Bonneville Cycling Club’s annual Little Red Riding Hood. It’s a ride—not a race—with supported pit stops, healthy snacks, happy volunteers, and heart-pumping peloton riding without fear of motor traffic.

Read More

Mountain Crane Service Names Pink Machine “Hope” to Build Cancer Awareness
In The Media

Mountain Crane Service Names Pink Machine “Hope” to Build Cancer Awareness

Salt Lake City, Utah-based Mountain Crane Service painted a Grove TMS9000E crane pink as a tribute to members of its workforce whose lives have been affected by cancer. The company named the crane “Hope” in honor of crane operator Tyson Allen, who died of cancer in 2012. The pink crane can be seen in the photo assisting in the construction of the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City.

Read More

Children's Hospital & Medical Center patients get a taste of the circus
In The Media

Children's Hospital & Medical Center patients get a taste of the circus

The atrium floor was the stage, the lobby chairs made up the grandstand. For a morning, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center wasn’t really a hospital but a circus. Clowns, dancers, acrobats and a ringmaster from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performed Friday at Children’s in Omaha.

Read More

In The Media

Sisters diagnosed weeks apart fight breast cancer together

Two Utah sisters grew up in the same bedroom, went to the same college, worked for almost a decade at the same company and have visited over 50 countries side by side. Now every three weeks, they sit together in matching chairs and chat as their bodies are pumped full of chemotherapy drugs.

Read More


Our media relations representatives are here to help reporters Monday-Friday, 7:30 am-5 pm.

Debby Rogers
Public Affairs Manager
Phone: 801-587-7639
debby.rogers@hci.utah.edu

Amie Parker
Public Relations Associate
Phone: 801-213-5755
amie.parker@hci.utah.edu

Jill Woods
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 801-585-5321
Fax: 801-585-0900
jill.woods@hci.utah.edu

After-hours calls: Reporters calling before or after business hours on an urgent matter can page the University of Utah Health on-call media relations representative at 801-581-7387 and press 1.