Huntsman Cancer Institute
|Huntsman Cancer Institute|
|Location||Salt Lake City, Utah, United States|
|Affiliated university||University of Utah|
|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. 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.
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.
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. 
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