Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center
Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, the only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in North Texas, is a multidisciplinary program responsible for the cancer care and cancer research conducted at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Our mission is to reduce the impact of cancer today and to work to eliminate the threat of cancer in Dallas, North Texas, and the nation.
With NCI Comprehensive designation, Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center is among the most elite cancer centers in the U.S. Such designation identifies Simmons as having the characteristics that enable excellence in patient care, in research, and in education and training. NCI designation is the gold standard for cancer centers. According to a 2009 study from The Dartmouth Institute, one-year cancer deaths are 25 percent lower for patients with the four most common types of cancer who receive care at NCI-designated cancer centers.