An advance directive is a way to tell your loved ones and doctors your wishes if something happens and you can’t speak for yourself. Everyone should have an advance directive.... Read MoreHealth Care
The Nuclear Control of Cell Growth and Differentiation (NC) Program aims to provide new understanding of the genetics and mechanics of cancer development. This program’s research focuses on the basic processes in the nucleus of cells that go awry in cancer and how they contribute to cancer’s development. The purpose is to identify optimal targets for translational research.
Within that broad goal, research in the NC program can be separated into three theme areas:
- Understanding gene regulation mechanisms of importance in oncogenesis at transcriptional and post-transcriptional levels in normal and cancer cells, with focus on chromatin and epigenetics
- Unraveling the interplay between metabolic derangements and transcription in cancer cells
- Investigating the mechanisms that maintain genome stability and their impact on cancer
HCI Cancer Center members enjoy a variety of benefits, including eligibility for leadership roles in the Center, institutional funding opportunities, and scientific/administrative support.
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I volunteer at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) with my dog, Luna. As a survivor, I feel honored to spend time with the staff, visitors, and patients at HCI. Cancer is a horrible condition that does not care who it affects. The work Luna and I do can help ease a patient’s burden.... Read MoreHealth Care
Two physicians at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) are stepping into interim clinical leadership roles.... Read MoreHealth Care
Do you ever wonder how cancer statistics are collected? How doctors determine what cancer treatments are the most effective? Or how public health officials learn where clusters of cancer diagnoses are located? The work that we do as cancer registrars provides answers to these questions. ... Read MoreHealth Care
The first week of April is National Public Health Week, which celebrates a growing movement to create the healthiest nation we can. The public health system prevents diseases, including cancer. Public health officials look for patterns to understand why cancer and other diseases happen, teach people about healthy decisions, and create policies that make sure we live in healthy, safe communities.... Read MoreHealth Care
With the help of surgeon Christopher Dechet, MD, Tom Ramsey was able to get back to normal life after bladder cancer. Dr. Dechet removed Tom's cancer-filled bladder and created a new one from his small intestine. Now Tom is back to doing all the outdoor activities he loves.... Read MoreHealth Care