Huntsman-Intermountain Cancer CareIntermountain Healthcare and Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah have formed a new alliance to fight cancer. Here are some frequently asked questions about the alliance.

1) Have Huntsman Cancer Institute and Intermountain merged?

  • No. They have created an alliance that allows them to expand cancer research, share expertise, improve clinical care, and provide cancer education.
  • Both organizations will continue to provide cancer services as separate, independent operating organizations.
  • This alliance brings together Huntsman Cancer Institute's laboratory, population sciences and clinical research capabilities with Intermountain's large patient base, clinical programs and computer-integrated systems.

2) Where should I go for cancer care?

  • This is a personal decision. However, cancer patients and referring physicians should know that cancer care in Utah is among the best available anywhere in the world.
  • All facilities that bear the Huntsman-Intermountain alliance name meet rigorous criteria for cancer specialization, tumor board participation, outcomes research, and clinical trials participation.
  • SelectHealth members now have the option of going to Huntsman Cancer Institute for cancer treatment.
  • Intermountain provides cancer care facilities or centers in convenient locations throughout the state. This means patients can receive ongoing cancer treatment close to home.
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