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    Clinical, Health Care Transformation, Education, Research
    Aug 08, 2016

    Colonoscopy pill, replete with nano-x-ray machine inside, in development

    Huntsman Cancer Institute,

    Check-Cap Ltd. (the “Company” or “Check-Cap”) (NASDAQ: CHEK, CHEKW), a clinical stage medical diagnostics company engaged in the development of an ingestible capsule for preparation-free, colorectal cancer screening, today announced it has entered into an agreement with GE Healthcare to develop and validate high-volume manufacturing for X-ray source production and assembly into Check-Cap’s capsule. Upon successful completion, the parties may discuss collaboration on execution of a high-volume manufacturing facility and distribution of the Check-Cap system.... Read More

    Research, Clinical, Health Care Transformation, Education
    Aug 02, 2016

    Madison Memorial, Huntsman Institute partner up

    Huntsman Cancer Institute,

    Madison Memorial Hospital officials last week announced a new affiliation with the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah. Madison Memorial Hospital is a 69-bed, full-service medical facility. Huntsman Cancer Institute is one of the world’s top academic research and cancer treatment centers, a Madison Memorial news release said. Madison Memorial’s partnership with the Salt Lake City-based Institute will extend its resources to Madison County and the surrounding communities, the release said. The agreement, which formalizes a long tradition of collaboration between the two entities, sets the stage for Madison Memorial to provide improved patient access to cancer specialties including clinical trials and other research efforts, the release said.... Read More

    Huntsman Cancer Institute One of the Top in the Nation; University of Utah Hospital Best in Utah, according to latest U.S. News & World Report Rankings
    Health Care Transformation, Research, Education, Clinical
    Aug 02, 2016

    Huntsman Cancer Institute One of the Top in the Nation; University of Utah Hospital Best in Utah, according to latest U.S. News & World Report Rankings

    Huntsman Cancer Institute,

    U.S. News & World Report has released its 2016-2017 Best Hospital Rankings and named University of Utah’s Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) one of the top 50 cancer hospitals in the country. “We are extremely pleased to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s top cancer hospitals,” said Mary Beckerle, CEO and director of HCI. “Cancer touches the lives of everyone, and this recognition reflects our efforts to relieve the burden of this disease on our patients and their families through excellent patient care and robust scientific research. We are motivated by the idea that it is possible to defeat cancer.” ... Read More

    Huntsman Cancer Institute One of the Top in the Nation; University of Utah Hospital Best in Utah, according to latest U.S. News & World Report Rankings
    Education, Clinical, Research, Health Care Transformation
    Aug 02, 2016

    Huntsman Cancer Institute One of the Top in the Nation; University of Utah Hospital Best in Utah, according to latest U.S. News & World Report Rankings

    Huntsman Cancer Institute,

    SALT LAKE CITY—U.S. News & World Report has released its 2016-2017 Best Hospital Rankings and named University of Utah’s Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) one of the top 50 cancer hospitals in the country. “We are extremely pleased to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s top cancer hospitals,” said Mary Beckerle, CEO and director of HCI. “Cancer touches the lives of everyone, and this recognition reflects our efforts to relieve the burden of this disease on our patients and their families through excellent patient care and robust scientific research. We are motivated by the idea that it is possible to defeat cancer.”... Read More

    Salt Lake City congregation embraces the mysteries of both science and religion
    Clinical, Health Care Transformation, Education, Research
    Aug 02, 2016

    Salt Lake City congregation embraces the mysteries of both science and religion

    Huntsman Cancer Institute,

    For Chris Jensen, science and religion are like "the marriage of two mysteries." A biologist and senior laboratory specialist with the Huntsman Cancer Institute, Jensen said his work enriches and reinforces his Lutheran faith. Science looks at objects large and small, he said, and God is present in all of them. "Things just work really, really elegantly and beautifully together," he said. "Whether you take faith as the answer to that or not is individual." Jensen is a member of Salt Lake City's Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, where the interplay between science and faith — often seen in conflict — is encouraged and celebrated.... Read More

    Therapy on four legs
    Health Care Transformation, Clinical, Research, Education
    Aug 01, 2016

    Therapy on four legs

    Huntsman Cancer Institute,

    Every week, a special visitor appears at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI). His job? To cheer up patients fighting cancer and their family members. His name is Misio, and he’s a therapy dog with Intermountain Therapy Animals. Kathy McNulty, a volunteer with the organization, is Misio’s escort. Kathy says Misio has only been coming to HCI for a few months, but she can already see the difference he’s making for patients and their families. “Over and over, I’ve seen tears turn to smiles,” she says. “Misio takes their minds off the procedures.”... Read More

    Better health before surgery leads to better outcomes
    Clinical, Education, Health Care Transformation, Research
    Aug 01, 2016

    Better health before surgery leads to better outcomes

    Huntsman Cancer Institute,

    Surgery is part of cancer treatment plans in many cases. While surgery is an important part of treatment, recovery from surgery has a major impact on overall health. Strong for Surgery is a program that focuses on making small changes in health before surgery. Making these changes, even just before surgery, can make a big difference in recovery.... Read More

    Why Do Elephants Almost Never Get Cancer?
    Clinical, Health Care Transformation, Education, Research
    Jul 31, 2016

    Why Do Elephants Almost Never Get Cancer?

    Huntsman Cancer Institute,

    P53 – one gene that may hold the key. Humans have two copies, but some people are missing a copy. For individuals with only one working copy of P53, their lifetime risk of cancer is nearly 100 percent. Elephants, after 55 million years of evolution, have 40 copies of the P53 gene. Those extra copies protect elephant’s cells from cancer by eliminating cells that develops any type of mutation that could go on to become cancer.... Read More

    Chemoprevention for People at High Risk
    Clinical, Research, Health Care Transformation, Education
    Jul 31, 2016

    Chemoprevention for People at High Risk

    Huntsman Cancer Institute,

    Individuals with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) have a nearly 100 percent chance of developing colon cancer and often undergo surgery to remove the colon so cancer can’t develop there. A new medication being tested in a clinical trial lead by Jewel Samadder, MD, has shown promising results. The first round of testing shows that in less than six months, half of the patients who received medication saw a nearly 70% regression of polyps. For some, polyps disappeared completely.... Read More

    Education, Clinical, Health Care Transformation, Research
    Jul 25, 2016

    NantHealth and University of Utah Establish Heritage 1K Project to Discover Genetic Causes of 25 Rare and Common Diseases

    Huntsman Cancer Institute,

    NantHealth, Inc., (Nasdaq: NH), a leading next-generation, evidence-based, personalized healthcare company, today announced that it has partnered with the University of Utah in analyzing the entire genomic profiles of at least 1,000 individuals who have a history of rare and life-threatening diseases and conditions in their respective families. The landmark project will focus on researching the genetic causes of 25 conditions, including, breast, colon, ovarian, and prostate cancers, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), chronic lymphocytic leukemia, autism, preterm birth, epilepsy, and other hereditary conditions. Genomic sequencing will be conducted with unique, comprehensive molecular tests offered by NantHealth. NantHealth’s genomic sequencing platform integrates whole genome (DNA) sequencing, and RNA sequencing. By carrying out this extensive testing, including analysis of germline and somatic samples, University of Utah and NantOmics researchers will be able to explore the underlying genetic causes of certain conditions and diseases at the cellular level.... Read More

    Health Care Transformation, Clinical, Research, Education
    Jul 22, 2016

    Hope for a cancer-free future: chemoprevention for people at high risk

    Huntsman Cancer Institute,

    Kathy and her niece, Rhonda, regularly make the trip from their small town in Illinois, to Salt Lake City. They don’t come to see family and friends or to cheer for the University of Utah. They come to Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) to be tested for polyps in their small intestines. Kathy and Rhonda both have familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), an inherited genetic disease. FAP causes hundreds of polyps to form throughout the small and large intestines. Any polyp in the intestine has the potential to become cancer. With so many polyps, people with FAP have a nearly 100-percent chance of developing colon cancer. Patients with FAP often undergo surgery to remove the colon so cancer can’t develop there.... Read More

    Education, Research, Health Care Transformation, Clinical
    Jul 21, 2016

    St. Baldrick's Foundation Grants More Than $22 Million For Lifesaving Childhood Cancer Research

    Huntsman Cancer Institute,

    LOS ANGELES, July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The St. Baldrick's Foundation, a volunteer-powered charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, is proud to announce that it has awarded 79 new grants totaling more than $22 million to support the best and brightest researchers looking for cures and better treatments for all childhood cancers.... Read More

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

    I.V.F. Does Not Raise Breast Cancer Risk, Study Shows

    Huntsman Cancer Institute,

    Women undergoing in vitro fertilization have long worried that the procedure could raise their risk for breast cancer. After all, the treatment requires temporarily increasing levels of certain sex hormones to five or 10 times the normal. Two of those hormones, estrogen and progesterone, can affect the course of certain kinds of breast cancer.... Read More

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

    Physician-assisted suicide, euthanasia: increasingly legal but still rare

    Huntsman Cancer Institute,

    Legalized euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide are mainly used by patients with cancer, but remain rare, according to a new analysis of such programs. In the last year alone, California has legalized physician-assisted suicide, Canada legalized both physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia, and Colombia performed its first legal euthanasia, said John Urwin, a study author from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. "In order to inform current debates, it's imperative to understand current laws and practices."... Read More

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

    Cases of Aggressive Prostate Cancer on the Rise, Research Finds

    Huntsman Cancer Institute,

    Cases of aggressive prostate cancer appear to be on the rise, researchers reported Tuesday. The good news is it's still rare for prostate cancer to spread. Just 3 percent of cases have already started spreading when men are diagnosed and prostate cancer overall has not become more common, the team found. And the American Cancer Society strongly questioned the findings and the methods used to get them.... Read More

    Madison Memorial teams up with Huntsman Cancer Institute on clinic
    Education, Research, Health Care Transformation, Clinical
    Jul 19, 2016

    Madison Memorial teams up with Huntsman Cancer Institute on clinic

    Huntsman Cancer Institute,

    Madison Memorial Hospital and the the Huntsman Cancer Institute have teamed up to better provide cancer patients with convenient and closer services. The goal of the project is to give local patients an easier commute, instead of traveling miles out of town for cancer services. CEO of Madison Memorial Hospital Rachel Gonzales said the last thing you want to do when your sick is think about the burden of traveling far. "You're not feeling well, you're stress you're afraid. You just received the scariest diagnosis of your life. And you're having to travel and leave your family often. So that travel time just adds more stress," Gonzales said. After all, the treatment requires temporarily increasing levels of certain sex hormones to five or 10 times the normal. Two of those hormones, estrogen and progesterone, can affect the course of certain kinds of breast cancer.... Read More

    Toward True Health: Fight cancer with good nutrition
    Research, Clinical, Education, Health Care Transformation
    Jul 18, 2016

    Toward True Health: Fight cancer with good nutrition

    Huntsman Cancer Institute,

    Question: With so many people affected by cancer, why is there so little information about the role of nutrition in cancer care? Sugar specifically? Answer: “It puzzles me why the simple concept ‘sugar feeds cancer’ can be so dramatically overlooked as part of a comprehensive cancer treatment plan” writes registered dietician Patrick Quillin, former director of nutrition for Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa, Okla. (Nutrition Science News, April 2000).... Read More