Beckerle Lab

Investigating Genetic & Lifestyle Factors Contributing to Cancer

The Ulrich Group investigates genetic and lifestyle factors in the formation and prognosis of cancer with focus on colorectal cancer. In addition Dr. Ulrich focuses on prevention strategies with NSAIDs, with pharmacogenetics, nutrition, exercise and cancer, as well as connections between obesity, adipose tissue, and the progress of cancer.

Genetic & Lifestyle Factors

Link all below to pages you will create in the /research folder

  • Molecular Epidemiology of Cancer Development & Cancer Prognosis
  • Cancer Prognosis, Survivorship, and Pharmacogenetics
  • ColoCare Study
  • Physical Activity & Cancer
  • Ulrich Biomarker Lab

News & Blog

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Huntsman Cancer Institute Researchers Share Expertise at National Cancer Meeting
Health Care Transformation, Clinical, Research, Education
Apr 11, 2017

Huntsman Cancer Institute Researchers Share Expertise at National Cancer Meeting

Huntsman Cancer Institute,

More than 20 researchers from Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah made their mark on the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting this year. Held in Washington, D.C., the convention drew more than 21,500 cancer researchers from all over the world. Scientists attended sessions on topics from immunotherapy to precision medicine. About 15 researchers from HCI presented posters in the main conference hall, on a wide range of topics. ... Read More

Research, Health Care Transformation, Education, Clinical
Dec 19, 2016

Huntsman Cancer Institute Leads International Colorectal Study

Huntsman Cancer Institute,

Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah will head an international study to find out how lifestyle and other health factors impact colon and rectal cancer outcomes. HCI was awarded an $8.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to lead and expand an ongoing project in colon cancer research.... Read More

New Huntsman Cancer Institute Program Personalizes Lifelong Patient Care
Research, Clinical
Aug 29, 2016

New Huntsman Cancer Institute Program Personalizes Lifelong Patient Care

Huntsman Cancer Institute, beckerle

Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah is launching a unique program, called HCI-Total Cancer Care, which will follow patients through cancer screenings, treatments, and into good health throughout their lives. The program, which is borne out of HCI’s membership in the Oncology Research Information Exchange Network (ORIEN), utilizes patient data to help match patients to clinical trials and treatment developments happening across the country, offering never-before-seen access to cutting edge innovations in cancer care, while tracking a patient’s health throughout his or her lifetime.... Read More

Body Fatness and Cancer — Viewpoint of the IARC Working Group
Research, Clinical, Health Care Transformation, Education
Aug 25, 2016

Body Fatness and Cancer — Viewpoint of the IARC Working Group

Huntsman Cancer Institute,

People who are overweight or obese are at higher risk for more cancers than previously thought, says a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine today. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) brought together a group of 21 researchers from around the world to look at more than 1,000 studies linking excess body fat and cancer. Neli Ulrich, PhD, senior director of Population Sciences at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah, was a member of the group. Ulrich is a cancer researcher who studies lifestyle and biologic factors in cancer prevention and cancer prognosis. ... Read More

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Neli Ulrich, MS, PhD
Principal Investigator
neli.ulrich@hci.utah.edu
Cancer Center Bio

Open Positions

Research Assistant Professor or Postdoctoral Research Associate. To learn more view the online posting description (PRN12645B) or view the posting ad PDF.

To learn more, view the position description to apply online or email neli.ulrich@hci.utah.edu.