Huntsman Cancer Institute Announces Opening of Children's and Families' Cancer Research Center
Jun 21 17
Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah announced the official opening of its Primary Children's and Families' Cancer Research Center, a facility dedicated to advancing research in cancer. The 225,000 square-foot expansion doubles HCI's research capacity. Research enhancements include a biotechnology center, complete with the latest advanced genetic sequencing and imaging equipment. Scientists and researchers at the center will leverage the additional space and technology to study the leading disease killer of children, to trace familial cancers, to accelerate the development of new treatments and cancer prevention strategies, and to enhance training programs for the next generation of cancer researchers. The Primary Children's and Families' Cancer Research Center will house many resources and technologies available to its faculty, including: cancer biostatistics, genetic counseling, genomics and bioinformatics analysis, research informatics, and the Utah Population Database. With the addition, HCI will have one mile of laboratory bench space. The new building has been designed to promote collaboration among the research teams, including a 120-seat auditorium, 30,000 square feet of contiguous space unifying the cancer population sciences research faculty, and public meetings spaces on each floor. Principal support for the $173 million project (inclusive of financing costs) was provided by HCI founders the Jon M. and Karen Huntsman family, Huntsman Cancer Foundation, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Intermountain Healthcare, and the State of Utah. The new building addition extends from the southeast corner of the original research area and marks HCI's fourth major construction phase.
Huntsman Cancer Center Presents at PAWS for a CURE Summit, Jun-12-2017 09:00 AM
Jun 9 17
Huntsman Cancer Center Presents at PAWS for a CURE Summit, Jun-12-2017 09:00 AM. Venue: National Press Club, 529 14th St NW, Washington, District Of Columbia, United States. Speakers: Josh Schiffman.