Huntsman Cancer Institute

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Huntsman Cancer Institute
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Location Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Coordinates 40°46′21″N 111°50′04″W / 40.7725°N 111.8345°W / 40.7725; -111.8345Coordinates: 40°46′21″N 111°50′04″W / 40.7725°N 111.8345°W / 40.7725; -111.8345
Care system Public
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university University of Utah
Website Official
Lists Hospitals in Utah

Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) is an NCI-designated cancer research facility and hospital located on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in the Intermountain West.


Huntsman Cancer Institute was founded with a pledge of $100 million of personal wealth from Jon Huntsman, Sr., a philanthropist and businessman. To date, Huntsman has donated more than $250 million of his own money since Huntsman Cancer Institute was established.[1] Mary Beckerle is HCI’s executive director.

In November 2013, Huntsman donated an additional $50 million for the construction of a new research building dedicated to children's cancer. Construction of the new building is slated to begin in 2014.[2]


Scientists at the institute aim to understand cancer at a molecular and genetic level and strive to find new and more effective ways to treat this disease. A treatment approach based on genetic knowledge allows for more targeted, individualized cancer therapies.

Research programs[edit]

The center's research is supported by a Cancer Center Support Grant from the National Cancer Institute, which subsidizes cancer research performed by more than 130 members of the Cancer Center. [3]


  1. ^ Levenick, Christopher (Summer 2012). "The Fearless Philanthropist". Philanthropy. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Dolan, Kerry A. "Chemicals Billionaire Jon Huntsman Boosts Children's Cancer Research With $50 Million Donation". Forbes. Retrieved 8 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "HCI Research Programs". Retrieved February 13, 2010. 

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