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Adult Oncology Services

Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) focuses on patient- and family-centered care. We customize all aspects of treatment-physiological and psychological-to meet the needs of individual patients and respect their personal preferences, values, and beliefs with care teams that work together to care for the whole person.

Multidisciplinary Teams

Each of HCI's multidisciplinary clinics focuses on a particular area of cancer care:

  • Brain, Spine, and Skull Base – 801.585.0260 or toll free 866.275.0243
  • Breast – 801.587.4712 or toll free 866.275.0243 ext: 74241
  • Experimental Therapeutics
  • Gastrointestinal – 801.587.4422 or toll free 877.624.4422
  • Genitourinary - 801.587.4381 or toll free 866.275.0243
  • Gynecologic - 801.587.4399 or toll free 866.275.0243
  • Head and Neck - 801.587.4566 or toll free 866.275.0243
  • Hematologic Malignancies – 801.585.6906 or toll free 866.275.0243
  • Internal Medicine – 801.587.4251
  • Melanoma & Cutaneous Oncology – 801.585.0209 or toll free 866.275.0243
  • Lymphoma - 866.275.0243
  • Pain and Palliative Care - 866.275.0243
  • Sarcoma - 801.585.5418 or toll free 866.275.0243
  • Thoracic – 801.587.4470 or toll free 866.275.0243

The teams (which may include oncology, radiology, radiation oncology, and surgery specialists; nurses; pathologists; dieticians; and social workers) formulate individual treatment plans for patients based on the most up-to-date understanding of cancer treatment.

Special Expertise

  • Bladder cancer
  • Bone marrow and stem cell transplants
  • Brain and nervous system cancers
  • Breast cancer
  • Breast health
  • Cervical cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Gastrointestinal cancers
  • Gynecologic cancers
  • Head and neck cancers
  • Kidney cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Melanoma and other skin cancers
  • Myeloma
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Pancreas cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Sarcoma
  • Stomach cancer


Huntsman Cancer Institute offers the most advanced care options available in the Intermountain West, including the following:

  • Stereotactic radiosurgery and radiotherapy deliver the maximum therapeutic dose of radiation precisely to the tumor site while minimizing damage to surrounding tissue.
  • The daVinci Robot System for prostatectomy spares nerves and the bladder and aids in more complete removal of the cancer.
    • Currently used in brain tumor surgery, Intraoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging (iMRI) is an MRI scanner that makes images in the operating room before surgery ends.
    • Breast tomosynthesis and digital mammography help physicians detect breast cancer more precisely, prevent unnecessary biopsies, and reduce call-backs for additional imaging.
  • PET/CT imaging allows physicians to view the metabolic activity of a tumor; evaluate its size, shape, and relationship to critical body structures, and determine proper cancer staging and classification.
  • The Acute Care Clinic (ACC) offers same-day services to current patients who are experiencing an acute problem such as infection, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, side-effects from cancer treatment, or uncontrolled chronic blood pressure or blood sugar issues.
  • A comprehensive facial prosthetics service creates lifelike ears, noses, eyes, and other facial features for people affected by birth defects, disease, or trauma.
  • The Linda B. and Robert B Wiggins Wellness Center encourages lifelong well-being through individual and group programs and services that include personalized fitness assessments and exercise plans, nutrition counseling, bone health and osteoporosis classes, and acupuncture for pain and nausea relief.
 
 

General Information

 

General Information

801.585.0100 or toll free 866.275.0243

www.huntsmancancer.org

Referring Physician Line

801.585.0100, specific numbers by specialty are available on the website at www.huntsmancancer.org

Location

2000 Circle of Hope

Salt Lake City, Utah 84112

Facility

In its 100-bed inpatient hospital and outpatient clinics, Huntsman Cancer Institute provides care for patients in the five-state Intermountain area and beyond. Diagnostic and treatment equipment includes tomosynthesis and full-field digital mammography for breast cancer screening and image-assisted biopsy, a combined PET/CT that provides anatomic and metabolic images of cancer, an enhanced linear accelerator for stereotactic radiosurgery and 4-D image-guided radiotherapy, and an intraoperative MRI that provides imaging during surgery.

Travel Assistance

Huntsman Cancer Institute's Cancer Learning Center has information about national programs that assist with travel. 888.424.2100

Lodging

Lodging in the community can be arranged by a patient's social worker. Patient discounts are available.

Treatment

Multidisciplinary Clinics

Disease Center

Contact Number

See list of multidisciplinary programs on previous page

801.585.0100 or toll free 866.275.0243

Stem Cell Transplant Program
Hematology-related diseases, leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and renal cell diseases are treated using autologous, tandem autologous, and allogeneic transplants as appropriate.

Alternative/Complementary Medicine
Complementing the treatment and medical care provided at Huntsman Cancer Institute, the Linda B. and Robert B. Wiggins Wellness Center offers programs that address the physical and emotional needs of patients and their families during and after cancer treatment, including personalized exercise programs and nutritional advice from a registered dietitian, bone health and osteoporosis program, acupuncture for pain and nausea relief, and YourStory, a personal history recording service.

Cancer Prevention and Screening
HCI's Patient and Public Education staff present cancer prevention programs and teach smoking cessation classes throughout the year in various community settings, and provides training for smoking cessation facilitators statewide. Close to 500 people benefit annually from free skin cancer screenings provided by HCI. Several patient education programs are also offered in Spanish.

Support Services

HCI offers support groups for patients, survivors, and their families on site, as well as referring people diagnosed with cancer to community groups. HCI's social workers participate in the multidisciplinary programs to assess each patient's psycho-social issues with cancer and cancer treatment.

Supportive Care

Pain Service

HCI Pain Medicine and Palliative Care Services

Outpatient Clinic: New Patient Referral 801.585.0157

Scheduling 801.585.0100 or toll free 866.275.0243

 

Home Care/Hospice Service
Home Care/Hospice Service is provided through community agencies.

Nutrition Service
Registered dietitians are available for inpatients and outpatients with special dietary needs. The Linda B. and Robert B. Wiggins Wellness Center offers patients free personalized nutritional advice from a registered dietitian, both walk-in and by appointment.

Rehabilitation Service
HCI offers rehabilitation services for cancer patients, as well as fitness training individually designed for cancer patients through the Linda B. and Robert B. Wiggins Wellness Center.

 

Cooperative Group Membership

Cooperative Group Membership List

  • ACOSOG
  • CTN
  • SWOG
  • GOG
  • RTOG
  • NSABP
  • COG

Activities in Cooperative Group

Clinical trials, committees, study chairs

Average Number of Adult Clinical Trials

150-200

 

Clinical and Research Efforts

Adult Oncology Program*

No. of Inpatient Beds (Medical/Surgical)

No. of Admissions

Average Length of Stay (days)

No. of New Outpatients

No. of Oncologists (Medical and Surgical)

100

3500

6.2

3300

85

*Fiscal year 2008