The Only Cancer Institute in the World Designed by a Patient
Jon Huntsman, Sr., has had cancer four times. So he’s spent enough time in cancer hospitals to know what he’d do differently when he designed one from scratch. That’s why Huntsman Cancer Institute is unlike any other. It looks different. Feels different.
Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah is a cancer research and treatment center. HCI is a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, which means it meets the highest standards for cancer care and research and receives support for its scientific endeavors. Learn more about our Cancer Center Research Programs. HCI is also a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), a not-for-profit alliance of the world’s leading cancer centers. NCCN is dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of care provided to patients with cancer.
Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) is part of University of Utah Health. Every year, HCI serves thousands of cancer patients from Utah and the surrounding states. HCI also teaches and trains future doctors, nurses, and scientists. HCI is the only National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Center in the Mountain West. This means it meets the highest national standards for cancer care and research and receives support for its scientific endeavors.
HCI is also a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), a not-for-profit alliance of the world’s leading cancer centers. NCCN is dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of care provided to patients with cancer.
We work hard to make sure you have an exceptional experience with the best possible results. We listen and respond to what you and other patients tell us. It is our mission 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 (HCI) is a leader in the study of cancer genetics and its researchers have discovered more inherited cancer genes than any other cancer center in the world. Genes responsible for breast and ovarian cancer, colon cancer, head and neck cancer, and melanoma were identified here.
From its beginning, HCI has followed a “lab bench to patient bedside” research model. HCI is the only cancer center in the region that conducts basic, translational, and clinical research simultaneously, taking what’s learned in the laboratory through drug development and into the clinic.