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Huntsman Cancer Institute Research

Cancer Center Leadership

Cancer Center Leadership Committees develop coordinated strategies, evaluate activities, address challenges, identify opportunities, and maximize Huntsman Cancer Institute’s potential to impact cancer. These include the Research Executive Committee; the Clinical Research Executive Committee; the Research Leadership Council; and the External, Internal, and Community Advisory Boards.

Cancer Center Research Programs

Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah (HCI) is a National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) provides funding for four research programs, each focused on a specialized aspect of basic, translational, and clinical cancer research performed by more than 135 members of our Cancer Center. These programs promote scientific excellence through coordinated, broad-based transdisciplinary research.

Cancer Center Members

Huntsman Cancer Institute has over 200 cancer research teams representing more than 20 academic departments at the University of Utah. All Cancer Center members contribute to the mission of Huntsman Cancer Institute through their participation in cancer research. Cancer Center members must be faculty at the University of Utah who conduct cancer research as a major professional focus. Our Cancer Center members conduct laboratory, clinical, translational, and population-based cancer research, and collaborate broadly with one another to amplify the impact of our work.

Shared Resources

The Shared Resources at HCI and the University of Utah are funded by a combination of the Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG), HCI institutional funds, other University of Utah funding sources, and charge-back for services.

Disease Centers

The leadership of Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah (HCI) created disease centers to make the most of HCI discoveries that can improve care for cancer patients. The disease centers enhance coordination and collaboration across research disciplines. Huntsman Cancer Foundation provides financial support for disease center research projects, which are awarded each year through a competitive, peer-reviewed process.

In-Residence Labs and Groups

The collaborative research approach between doctors and scientists, with an emphasis on investigating the genetic basis of cancer, makes HCI one of the leading cancer research organizations in the country. View a list of Cancer research teams housed at Huntsman Cancer Institute.

Clinical Trials Office

The key to finding new and better treatments for cancer lies in research. The Clinical Trials Office (CTO) continually develops new approaches to help cancer patients live longer and better lives. Patient participation in clinical trials is an essential factor in this process.

High Risk Cancer Research Clinics & Studies

The High Risk Cancer Research Clinics provide information for investigations into the genetics and inheritance of cancer. They provide education, and in some cases cancer screening services, for individuals and families with an increased risk of developing cancer. Through these clinics, eligible participants may enroll in cancer research studies. Physicians, genetic counselors, research coordinators, and other support personnel provide a multidisciplinary approach to patient care.

Center for Cancer Genetics

For decades, geneticists working in Utah have made seminal contributions to the field of cancer predisposition genetics. The Center for Cancer Genetics (C4CG) at Huntsman Cancer Institute continues our leadership through comprehensive translation of cancer susceptibility gene discoveries to the clinic and to the population.

Faculty Recruitment

HCI continuously searches for world-class research and clinical faculty.

Education & Training

Educating the next generation of cancer researchers and physicians is one of the goals at HCI. Our training opportunities bring together students, faculty, and staff in an atmosphere of learning and collaboration between a wide range of research disciplines.