The Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah is about to double its research space. On Friday, philanthropist and cancer survivor Jon Huntsman Senior announced plans for a new research building on campus focused on children and the genetics of cancer.
Jon Huntsman Senior watched his mother die of breast cancer, his father of prostate cancer, and his step-mother of ovarian cancer. Huntsman himself has fought four separate battles with cancer. His goal is to find a cure before his children and grandchildren have to go through the same thing.
Former Utah Governor and US Ambassador to China Jon Hunstman was back in Salt Lake City Thursday after a failed run for president. He was the keynote speaker at the Economic Development Corporation of Utah’s 25 Anniversary celebration.
Huntsman kept his comments focused on the path towards successful economic development in Utah and around the country. But when the floor was opened for questions, Huntsman was asked – what is the single biggest issue in the election now? He replied, money in politics.