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Summer ’18 at Huntsman Cancer Institute

Do cancer patients know how genetic testing can inform their treatment decisions? Research overall suggests that many do not.

This summer I had the opportunity to work as a research assistant in Dr. Kimberly Kaphingst’s lab at the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City. I helped with research projects examining the current state of communication research in the area of cancer genetics.

I also had the chance to present results from our genetic cancer communication scoping review at the HCI Trainees Symposium. We summarized papers in this area and will make that summary available to the public soon.

HCI was recently named one of the most beautiful hospitals in the U.S., and it’s no wonder!

I took full advantage of the back patio for work afternoons overlooking the foothills, mountain bikers, blue skies and birds.