Salt Lake City, Utah

The Huntsman Cancer Institute mission is to understand cancer from its beginnings, to use that knowledge in the creation and improvement of cancer treatments, to relieve the suffering of cancer patients, and to provide education about cancer risk, prevention, and care.

Huntsman Cancer Institute is a world leader in the study of cancer genetics and manages the Utah Population Database, the largest genetic database in the world, with more than 16 million records linked to genealogies, health records, and vital statistics. Our researchers discovered genes responsible for breast and ovarian cancer (BRCA1 and BRCA2), colon cancer (APC), head and neck cancers (SDH5), and melanoma (p16). We continually develop new approaches to help patients live longer and better lives. With an average of 200 clinical trials open for enrollment at a given time, Huntsman Cancer Institute offers the latest in cancer treatment to patients, some of whom may have few remaining options. Since 1998, we have provided cancer education and outreach to residents of all 50 states and continents (except Antarctica), with a particular emphasis on underserved American Indians in our region.

Located at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Huntsman Cancer Institute is the only National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Mountain West, serving the largest geographic area in the country.