The Suneja Lab is a vibrant group of learners, research staff, and faculty from the University of Utah and Huntsman Cancer Institute that has forged local, national, and international collaborations in health equity, HIV malignancy, and global oncology research. The primary goal of the lab is to ensure the highest quality cancer care is accessible and equitably delivered to all patients. Current areas of focus include: disparities in cancer treatment and outcomes in people with HIV, radiation oncology workforce diversity, short course gynecologic radiotherapy, impact of COVID on cancer treatment in vulnerable populations, and HIV-mediated differences in tumor microenvironments. The Suneja Lab uses a variety of advanced health services research methodologies to explore opportunities to enhance cancer care and outcomes for marginalized populations.
Research from the lab has been published in high impact journals, such as the Journal of Clinical Oncology and JAMA Oncology, and garnered attention from the national media, including National Public Radio and Newsweek Magazine. The lab has been awarded funding from the National Institutes of Health, the National Cancer Institute, the 5 For the Fight Program, the Geographical Management of Cancer Health Disparities Program, and intramural programs of Huntsman Cancer Institute, Duke University, and the University of Pennsylvania.