Why Choose UT Southwestern Harold C. Simmons Kidney Cancer Program?
The Kidney Cancer Program (KCP) at UT Southwestern provides state-of-the-art care for localized and metastatic kidney cancer. Studies consistently show that the success of surgery correlates with surgical volume and surgeon experience. Our urological surgeons have the highest volumes of both robotic and open kidney surgeries and the largest experience with kidney tumor ablation in North Texas.
In the metastatic setting, the KCP is one of several premier kidney cancer programs contributing to the International Metastatic Kidney Cancer Database Consortium (IMDC), a consortium that has redefined expected outcomes for patients with metastatic kidney cancer and which has become the international reference standard.
At the KCP, patients are treated by a multidisciplinary team of dedicated kidney cancer experts that includes urologic surgeons, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists. Their combined expertise results in integrated, personalized, treatment plans for patients.
Access to New Drugs and Participation in Select Clinical Trials
At the KCP, patients have access to the latest experimental treatment approaches. This includes drugs and treatment approaches developed at UT Southwestern. Clinical trials are carefully vetted by an expert committee for their merits and only meritorious trials with a high likelihood of helping patients are opened.
The UT Southwestern Health System provides comprehensive care solutions for all patient medical needs spanning the spectrum of medical and surgical areas. It is a one-stop-shop for health care, and physicians work together through a shared electronic medical record that keeps each other abreast of patient’s health developments.
We believe that tending to patients is more than administering a treatment. We try to understand our patients' preferences and work with them to achieve their goals. We strive to thoroughly educate patients about their condition and, when available, provide them with treatment options so they can make informed choices.
“To be someone’s doctor is a privilege. A cancer diagnosis is surrounded by questions, fears, concerns about the future, unrealized plans… We are here to restore health to our patients and fight with them alongside their family and friends. When medicine falls short, we seek for answers in research.”
The KCP Community
The KCP is more than just a destination for kidney cancer treatment. It is a community of patients, physicians, researchers, and volunteers alike. We want everyone to feel that they belong in our program. Once a year we all get together. As for our patient advocates, we believe that everyone can contribute. So, let us hear from you!
Our goal is to provide superb, patient-centric care. We care about you and want to hear from you. Please contact Vincy Alex, M.H.A., Program Coordinator, with any suggestions. firstname.lastname@example.org