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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.

Cellular Networks in Cancer
Chemistry and Cancer
Development and Cancer
Experimental Therapeutics
Population Science and Cancer Control

Shared Resources

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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244

Members

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34

Departments

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582

2019 Member Publications

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$27M

NCI Direct Cost Funding

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$75M

Peer-Reviewed Direct Cost Funding

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$86M

Overall Direct Cost Extramural Funding

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1,400

2019 Interventional Clinical Trial Accrual

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1,930

2019 Clinical Trial Accrual

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441

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

National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated

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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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NCCN is a nonprofit alliance of 30 distinguished comprehensive cancer centers throughout the United States, including Harvard, Yale, and the Mayo Clinic. As a NCCN Member Institution, Simmons integrates multidisciplinary teams to provide:

  • High-quality patient care
  • Depth and breadth of research
  • Education across all cancer disciplines

Message from the Director

World renowned breast cancer specialist and investigator

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Carlos L. 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.