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2014-02-05 16:27:28

Only 35 percent would seek aggressive preventive treatment SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A national poll from the University of Utah's Huntsman Cancer Institute shows 34 percent of respondents would not seek genetic testing to predict their likelihood of developing a hereditary cancer - even if the cost of the testing was not an issue. Concerns about employment and insurability were cited as the primary reason, even though current laws prohibit such...

2013-12-16 20:21:22

SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The PAM50 breast cancer signature developed at the University of Utah and Huntsman Cancer Institute received FDA approval and will launch at ARUP Laboratories in Salt Lake City. The test utilizes gene expression data from 50 genes weighted together with clinical variables to generate a risk category and numerical score to assess a patient's risk of distant recurrence at ten years in postmenopausal women with node-negative (Stage I or II)...

2013-11-18 12:29:17

Addresses Clinical NLP Challenge and Drives Research into Better Cancer Treatments CAMBRIDGE, England and BOSTON, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Linguamatics, the leader in natural language processing-based text mining and analytics, today announced that Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah has deployed its natural language processing (NLP) based I2E software platform to transform the immense stores of unstructured text in electronic health records (EHRs) into...

2012-12-26 05:02:02

SLCC's Fashion Institute participated in a Holiday Stocking event that raised more than $12,000 for children with cancer. The College received an award for being “The Most Generous School” donating 115 stuffed stockings. Salt Lake City (PRWEB) December 25, 2012 Salt Lake Community College´s Fashion Institute participated in a Holiday Stocking event that raised more than $12,000 for children with cancer. The College received an award for being “The Most Generous...

2011-05-09 19:06:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today announced the appointment of Mary C. Beckerle, Ph.D. as a new independent director to its Board of Directors effective May 5, 2011. Dr. Beckerle, age 56, serves as chief executive officer and director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute located at the University of Utah (HCI). Dr. Beckerle is an internationally recognized scientist who has served on the Advisory Committee of the National Institute of...

2011-03-28 09:30:00

--Leading stroke facility to study patient benefits -- WINNIPEG, March 28 /PRNewswire/ - (NASDAQ: IMRS) (TSX: IM) -- IMRIS Inc. ("IMRIS" or the "Company") today announced the sale of IMRISNV to University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. IMRISNV will provide important new capabilities for clinicians at University of Utah Hospital's leading edge stroke center. IMRISNV combines the imaging modalities of MR and fluoroscopy in a fully integrated suite to assist...

2010-09-24 15:45:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Huntsman Cancer Foundation completed the purchase this week of 526,800 shares of HUN at an average share price of $11.4942. SOURCE Huntsman Cancer Foundation

2010-09-21 21:58:20

Insight may lead to better understanding of how cells respond to stress Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah have discovered that a protein, zyxin, is necessary for the maintenance and repair of the cell's cytoskeleton, or internal framework, which serves as the muscle and bone of the cell. The research has implications for cancer, as well as other diseases, since alterations in the cytoskeleton are often associated with disease. The research was published...

2009-02-25 04:06:00

Percentage of Room Revenue to Help Lodge Achieve $100,000 Donation Goal for Huntsman Cancer Institute PARK CITY, Utah, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Stein Eriksen Lodge, Utah's only Mobil Five-Star, AAA Five Diamond property, is designating Easter week - from April 6-12, 2009 - as "Giving Room Week." During this special week, five percent of all room revenue collected will be contributed to the Huntsman Cancer Institute's "Room to Heal" campaign as a portion of the Lodge's short-range goal to...

2008-10-22 09:00:41

The California Healthcare Institute (CHI) today announced that Michael A. Friedman, M.D., president and chief executive officer of City of Hope, a leading cancer research, treatment and education center, was elected to its board of directors. CHI is a non-profit public policy research organization, representing leading California academic institutions, biotechnology, medical device, diagnostics and pharmaceutical firms. "Dr. Friedman's experience in the public and private sectors, as a...