A study published today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology expands on evidence of lower health care costs and fewer unplanned health care visits in an acute care model of Huntsman Cancer Institute’s Huntsman at Home program, which brings cancer care to patients in their homes. ... Read More
Reducing Cancer Symptoms & Improving Caregiver Well-Being
Our group focuses on research that links cancer control with behavioral science. We work to understand and reduce cancer morbidity and use that understanding to develop treatments for related physical and psychosocial symptoms. Our intent is to improve patient-reported outcomes (PROs).
We design and develop technology-enabled interventions to improve quality of life for patients and caregivers. We have created and tested remote monitoring and care management platforms such as Symptom Care at Home that have demonstrated exceptional reductions in patient symptoms and improvements in family caregiver well-being. With this automated system, we can monitor and improve care to cancer patients and their families at home, including those living in remote rural or frontier communities.
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At its core, Huntsman Cancer Institute is dedicated to creating an environment that not only promotes—but insists upon—equity, diversity, and inclusion. Read highlights of noteworthy programs and research from the Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program that advance HCI’s quest to create a cancer-free frontier for all communities, no matter their location, income, or insurance status. ... Read More
Huntsman Cancer Institute Announces Next Major Expansion: Cancer Care Coming to Patient Homes in Rural Utah
A $4.5 million gift from the Huntsman family will fund an expansion of a unique program at Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah that brings specialty cancer care directly to patients in their homes. With this major gift, HCI’s Huntsman at Home will expand to rural Utah, including Carbon, Emery, and Grand Counties. The goal is to provide cancer care for patients who live far from HCI in Salt Lake City by partnering with patients and their caregivers, communities, and medical teams to deliver many aspects of cancer care in a patient’s own home as an alternative to hospital visits at a medical center or emergency department. ... Read More