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.
The only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in North Texas
NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers are among the most advanced in the world. At UT Southwestern, more than 200 dedicated professionals, from more than 30 different departments, provide 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.
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.