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$30 Million Gift to Huntsman Cancer Institute Doubles the Size of Planned Expansion


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Peter Huntsman

Peter Huntsman, Chief Executive Officer of the Huntsman Foundation and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Huntsman Cancer Foundation (HCF), recently announced a $30 million gift from the family’s foundation. This donation allows Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah to better plan for and address the future needs of patients with cancer in the Mountain West.

The gift is in addition to the $40 million already raised by HCF to support the construction of the Kathryn F. Kirk Center for Comprehensive Cancer Care and Women’s Cancers at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. The gift will allow the planned expansion of the Huntsman Cancer Institute to grow from 102,000 square feet of new space to 200,000 square feet and from 4 to 8 stories.

“My mother, Karen, our family foundation’s Chairwoman, my siblings, and I are honored to continue to invest in the future of the [Huntsman Cancer Institute]. Combined with the more than 1 million donors who help support this globally recognized institute, we are committed to eradicating this disease,” said Mr. Huntsman.

The new patient care facility at the Huntsman Cancer Institute will include four floors of clinical space, an expanded wellness center, two floors to house faculty offices, and two floors available for future build-out based on patient needs.

Pending final approval by state and university entities, construction is slated to begin December 2019, and the building is anticipated to open to patients in September 2022. 


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