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Betting on Koh to Cure Cancer: U Researcher Mei Koh Awarded Millions in Grants

Betting on Koh to Cure Cancer: U Researcher Mei Koh Awarded Millions in Grants

By Barbara Pace, News Writer

November 7, 2019

According to the National Cancer Institute, about 38.4% of men and women will develop cancer during their lifetimes. University of Utah researcher Dr. Mei Koh is working to treat and cure cancer, and major organizations are betting on her. She’s received almost $5 million in research grants during the...

U Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute Receive Grant to Extend Hope For Potential Cancer Patients

U Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute Receive Grant to Extend Hope For Potential Cancer Patients

By Claudia Robles

November 16, 2018

  Researchers at the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah were awarded a prestigious award to further research genetics. This science grant, awarded through the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative, will allow researchers to study genetic counseling, genetic...

Is Medical Marijuana a Slippery Slope?

Is Medical Marijuana a Slippery Slope?

By Bailey Shelden and Emma Tanner

April 6, 2017

Potentials in Medicine Should be Explored Bailey Shelden Medical marijuana is a popular and controversial topic in society today, as there are now 28 states that have made medical marijuana legal. Federally, all forms of marijuana are illegal as it is still classified as a Schedule 1 drug. The Drug ...

U Medical Center Advances Ovarian Cancer Research

U Medical Center Advances Ovarian Cancer Research

By Mary Royal

April 26, 2015

Advancements at the U’s medical center could make it easier to diagnose ovarian cancer. For the past 30 years, the science behind the treatment has remained unchanged. Usually by the time ovarian cancer is detected it’s already in the advanced stages, due to poor prognosis techniques and outdated info...

U Team Comes Close to Melanoma Cure

U Team Comes Close to Melanoma Cure

April 5, 2015

To cure a disease, it seems counterintuitive to treat patients with a virus. But that is exactly how Robert Andtbacka, an associate professor of surgery, has helped skin cancer patients at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. The treatments are still in clinical trials, but already Andtbacka and a team of...

Rock the U Event Raises Money for Cancer

Rock the U Event Raises Money for Cancer

By Julianne Skrivan

March 29, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Students rocked out on March 27 at the annual Rock the U dance-a-thon, but not as much as they would have liked to. YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED: GRADUATION FAIR FILLS SENIORS WITH EXCITEMENT Started in 2007, Rock the U is the U’s biggest philanthropy event to raise money for research a...

New Research at the U Could Improve Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

By Mary Royal

February 5, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Researchers at the Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) stumbled across a breakthrough that may lead to more aggressive ways of treating pancreatic cancer. WHAT YOU MISSED: ENGINEERING COMMUNITY SEES GROWTH IN UTAH Jody Rosenblatt, an associate professor in the U’s Department of Oncological Sciences and a researcher o...

Fighting Prostate Cancer with Genetics

Fighting Prostate Cancer with Genetics

By Christine Kannapel

January 30, 2015

  Most of the men at the U are young and carefree, but it’s never too early to look at their family history for prostate cancer because it may benefit them in the future. Since the 1970s, Lisa Cannon-Albright, a professor and chief of the Division of Genetic Epidemiology in the U’s Department of Me...

Huntsman Cancer Institute Searches for the Cure

Huntsman Cancer Institute Searches for the Cure

November 18, 2014

  A cancer diagnosis can be shocking, depressing and even debilitating. It can turn a patient’s world upside down and transform them from an ordinary citizen to a warrior overnight. Cancer does not discriminate — it comes in many forms and across all ages, socioeconomic statuses, ethnicities and relig...

Volunteers Preserve Stories at Huntsman Cancer Institute

Volunteers Preserve Stories at Huntsman Cancer Institute

September 21, 2014

  For nine years the Living Legacy Program has helped preserve the life stories of cancer patients in the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Living Legacy is an ongoing project of YourStory, a program supported by the Documentary Studies Program in the College of Humanities. YourStory allows any Utahn to cr...

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