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Our Mission

To ease the burden of cancer in our catchment area in North Texas through exceptional patient care, transdisciplinary research, discovery, community engagement and education, partnership, and collaboration.

Transdisciplinary Research

UT Southwestern physicians and scientists conduct laboratory research, clinical research, and population-based research, leading to new drugs and treatments - with the sole purpose of improving patient care and ultimately saving lives.

Promotes research to increase understanding of molecular mechanisms altered in tumor cells and their microenvironment that support cancer initiation and metastatic progression.

More Info Cellular Networks in Cancer
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Focuses on the discovery of drug-like chemicals that affect biological processes causal to the development and progression of cancer.

More Info Chemistry and Cancer

Brings together investigators in developmental and cancer stem cell biology to discover how aberrant developmental processes contribute to initiation and progression of cancer.

More Info Development and Cancer

Promotes, develops, and exploits mechanism-based research for improved therapy of human cancer.

More Info Experimental Therapeutics

Focuses on cross-cutting themes of cancer health disparities and health services research in the catchment’s safety-net systems, recognizing Dallas’s great socioeconomic and ethnic diversity.

More Info Population Science and Cancer

Key Facts

UT Southwestern provides over a dozen major cancer care programs that advance the treatment and prevention of cancer through innovative therapies, leading-edge clinical trials and the latest technology.

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2019 Member Publications

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NCI Direct Cost Funding

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Peer-Reviewed Direct Cost Funding

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Overall Direct Cost Extramural Cancer Funding

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2019 Interventional Clinical Trial Accrual

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2019 Interventional and Non-Interventional Clinical Trial Accrual

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Active Clinical Trials

Collaborative Teams of Experts

Simmons Cancer Center supports 13 multidisciplinary teams of individual clinicians and researchers woven together to bring broad expertise to bear on scientific and clinical challenges unique to different cancers. These experts facilitate access to compassionate, quality, leading-edge care including the forefront of what's available in Clinical Trials.

State-of-the-Art Research & Clinical Facilities


Why NCI?

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  • The top cancer specialists in the country
  • Cutting-edge therapies
  • Seamless disease-oriented teams collaborating for each patient
  • A broad array of treatment options
  • Leading-edge clinical trials
  • The most advanced technology and equipment
  • State-of-the-art clinics and hospitals

National Comprehensive Cancer Network

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As a NCCN Member Institution, Simmons integrates multidisciplinary teams to provide high-quality patient care, research, and education.

Message from the Director

World renowned breast cancer specialist and investigator

Carlos Arteaga, M.D.

Associate Dean of Oncology Programs

The Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of the world’s premier institutions for important and innovative basic science cancer research, along with being a respected home for diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Our designation by the National Cancer Institute as a Comprehensive Cancer Center – one of only a few across the entire country – testifies to that. Continue reading.

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