In treating cancer, one of our first priorities is to stop cancerous cells from spreading. Cancer cells are cells that have mutated and no longer behave normally and often divide and grow at an accelerated rate. Treatments may involve surgery to remove cancer cells, radiation therapy to destroy cells, medical oncology to stop the cells from dividing or growing, or a number of other approaches to help your body better heal itself and protect against illness.

At Intermountain Cancer Centers, our world-class physicians and caregivers apply a variety of advanced methods and therapies to reduce and remove cancer cells. Care plans involve individualized treatments based on your cancer type, stage, and location of the cancer, and other considerations.


Cancer Surgery

Cancer surgery, or surgical oncology, is often the first approach to treating cancer. Intermountain’s surgical oncologists work together to treat primary and metastatic tumors through approaches supported by clinical evidence.


Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy, or radiation oncology, is another advanced cancer treatment option that uses X-rays or other types of high-energy beams to kill cancerous cells. Radiation therapy may serve as the primary treatment, or in combination with surgery or other approaches to treat a variety of cancer types.

Chemotherapy and Biotherapy

Chemotherapy is the process of treating and eliminating cancer cells through chemical substances and medicines, sometimes called “anticancer” drugs.

Cancer Immunotherapy

Cancer immunotherapy, or immuno-oncology, is a treatment that changes how your immune system responds to cancer cells. Simply put, this type of treatment can either take the brakes off the immune system or teach the immune system how to fight.

Blood and Marrow Transplant and Acute Hematology Malignancy Program

Blood and marrow transplant, also known as bone marrow transplant or BMT, involves replacing diseased or damaged bone marrow with healthy bone marrow.

Precision Genomics

Intermountain Cancer Centers use proven and innovative cancer treatment techniques and technologies to provide you with the most advanced care.

Cancer Research

Intermountain Cancer Centers participate in a variety of research activities, including: patient-oriented research, epidemiological and behavioral studies, and health services research.

Clinical Trials

Intermountain Cancer Centers have the largest clinical trial network in the state of Utah and the Intermountain West region. We also partner with the National Cancer Institute’s Northwest Community Oncology Research Program (NW NCORP), offering our patients access to nationally sponsored clinical trials close to home.

Supportive Treatments and Services

Managing cancer, as with any life-threatening disease, can be physically, emotionally, and spiritually challenging for you and your loved ones. To support our patients from detection and diagnosis through treatment and recovery, Intermountain Cancer Centers offer a range of supportive therapies and services
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Psychosocial and Behavioral Support Services

Social workers can help you cope with cancer and support you as you deal with the psychological or social concerns you face through diagnosis, treatment, and remission.