Huntsman Cancer Institute

National Cancer Institute Awards Huntsman Cancer Institute Elite Comprehensive Cancer Center Designation

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah its Comprehensive Cancer Center status, the highest designation possible. The announcement was made today in an award letter from NCI to Dr. Mary Beckerle, HCI’s CEO and director. The award was the result of an extensive review process that culminated in a full-day on-site visit by national cancer research experts and thought leaders in the fourth quarter of 2014. Read More

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Where does water go when it doesn’t flow?

More than a quarter of the rain and snow that falls on continents reaches the oceans as runoff. Now a new study helps show where the rest goes. Read More

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Genetic Testing in Kids is Fraught with Complications

A woman coping with the burden of familial breast cancer can’t help but wonder if her young daughter will suffer the same fate. Has she inherited the same disease-causing mutation? Is it best to be prepared for the future, or to wait? During the last decade, genetic tests have been through a sea change, both in their availability and the technologies behind them. Today there are at least 34 companies that offer direct to consumer (DTC) DNA testing, some of which return health results. And now it is possible to sequence someone’s entire genetic code for the price of a laptop.
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The Dalai Lama makes second visit to the University of Utah

July 6, 2015 – Today, on the 80th birthday of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, the University of Utah and the Utah Tibet Foundation announced he will speak at the Huntsman Center, Sunday, Oct. 18 at 1:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale, Monday, July 13 and will be available at global.utah.edu/dalailama or Read More

Innovation Week at the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute.

Pedal to the mettle

(July 1, 2015)—Some kids spend their summers at the pool. Others? They’re testing their chops at becoming the next great problem solvers at the University of Utah’s Innovation Week at the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute. There’s no horseback riding, campfire sing-a-longs or arts-and-crafts projects at these camps. There is plenty of fun — in the form Read More