Utah’s New Health Landmark

Huntsman Cancer Institute is bringing cancer research and care closer to thousands with a planned facility in Utah County

The U’s Huntsman Cancer Institute recently received $75 million from the Utah Legislature toward a new cancer research building, part of the first phase of establishing a comprehensive cancer center in northern Utah County. Woodbury Corporation and Flagship Companies—the developers of a new walkable mixed-use city center dubbed Utah City—also donated $20 million in land to the project. The new funding follows the Huntsman Foundation’s announcement of a $75 million lead matching gift in June 2023. 

Situated on a 48-acre plot of land just north of Vineyard Station, the new 20-acre campus is located near FrontRunner, I-15, and Provo Municipal Airport. “This campus will enable us to expand access to our world-class cancer research and leading-edge cancer care as an integral part of a vibrant, health-centered community,” says Mary Beckerle, CEO of Huntsman Cancer Institute and Distinguished Professor of biology at the U. “The proximity to Utah Valley University and Brigham Young University further enhances our ability to collaborate with academic institutions and foster hands-on learning for the next generation of cancer scientists and health care providers.”

Huntsman Cancer Institute is the National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center for Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming, and Montana. The new cancer center will reduce the burden of travel and increase access to cancer prevention, screening, education, and care for hundreds of thousands of people in the region. With expanded facilities and resources, the institute will be able to offer a wider range of innovative treatments and accelerate research efforts, bringing us closer than ever to a future free from cancer.


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