About HCF & HCI

Huntsman Cancer Foundation's sole purpose is to raise funds to support the mission of Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI). Thanks to the ongoing generosity of the Jon M. Huntsman Family, 100% of funds raised further the treatment, education, and research being conducted at HCI.

About Huntsman Cancer Institute

Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah is a nationally recognized research center and treatment hospital in Salt Lake City. We serve patients with all types of cancer, and they come from throughout the Mountain West, including Utah and parts of Idaho, Montana, Nevada, and Wyoming.

Our doctors and scientists include world-renowned experts dedicated to the highest-quality standards and driven by the commitment to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.

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By funding efforts to better understand the beginnings of cancer and more effectively treat cancer, you help relieve suffering and improve the quality of life for cancer patients, survivors, and their families. Cancer patients, caregivers, and donors are encouraged to come together in a myriad of ways to fight cancer individually and collectively through fundraising programs and events.

Why Support Huntsman Cancer Institute

With management of the Utah Population Database (UPDB), HCI houses the world’s largest repository of health and genealogic records in the world. More genetic mutations responsible for inherited cancers have been discovered at HCI than at any other cancer center. These include the mutations responsible for breast, ovarian, colon, head and neck cancers, melanoma, and more.

We stand on the precipice of the breakthroughs that will radically change cancer treatment and eventually prevent cancer altogether. HCI researchers and doctors are at the forefront of discoveries concerning the genetic risks of cancer and the best ways to treat and prevent it.

Honors & Awards

HCI is the only National Cancer Institute–Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Mountain West. This means we meet the highest national standards for cancer care and research and receive support for our 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 members write best-practice standards for cancer care that are used around the world.