Education and Training at Simmons
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Providing cancer-related education, employment, and training opportunities.
UT Southwestern’s Cancer Biology Graduate Program, a Ph.D.-granting program that crosses the Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center’s many interdisciplinary bridges, includes 67 faculty trainers and more than 30 full-time students. The program provides a broad knowledge base to foster the development and discoveries of tomorrow’s cancer scientists. In addition, funding from the Cancer Center, Cancer Biology NCI T32, Physician Scientist Oncology NCI T32, and the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas provide support for 39 trainees, including 13 summer undergraduate research fellows.
The university also supports ACGME-approved training programs in medical oncology and hematology (four per year), pediatric hematology/oncology (four per year), and gynecologic oncology (one per year). The Division of Surgical Oncology supports two one-year breast oncology fellowships, and the Department of Radiation Oncology offers residencies in radiation oncology and medical physics as well as other training programs.