About Huntsman Cancer Institute



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.


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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 when you give. 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), Huntsman Cancer Institute houses the world’s largest repository of health and genealogic records in the world.  More genetic mutations for inherited cancers have been discovered at Huntsman Cancer Institute than anywhere else in the world.  The genes for breast, ovarian, melanoma, head and neck cancer, colon cancer, and more, all discovered here.


We stand on the precipice of the breakthroughs that will radically change cancer treatment and eventually prevent cancer altogether. Researchers and doctors at Huntsman Cancer Institute are at the forefront of new discoveries in the genetic risks of cancer and better ways to treat and prevent cancer from occurring.