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Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Recognized by U.S. News & World Report

UT Southwestern’s cancer care earned High Performing recognition from U.S. News & World Report for 2019–20, placing us among the country’s leading cancer treatment facilities.

Our team of hundreds of leading cancer physicians and oncology-trained support staff are trusted partners in returning patients with cancer to good health. Through a combination of expertly delivered compassionate care and our initiatives to develop new lines of defense against cancer, we offer more than most cancer centers.  We deliver the future of cancer care, today.

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UT Southwestern, the Dallas Mavericks and the mayors of Dallas and Fort Worth are joining forces to stomp out cancer. The No. 2 killer in America, cancer has invaded nearly all of our lives, which is why we’re assembling an all-star squad of students, teachers, parents and community leaders to Team Up Against Nicotine, and take aim at the triple threat of smoking, chewing, and youth vaping.

UT Southwestern Harold C. Simmons is a NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers are among the most advanced in the world. At UT Southwestern, more than 200 dedicated professionals, from more than 20 different departments, participate in over a dozen cancer research and clinical care programs that advance the treatment and prevention of cancer through basic discovery, translational research, innovative clinical trials, exceptional cancer care, community education, and the latest technologies.

NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Simmons Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in North Texas and one of just 49 NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the nation. 

In addition, Simmons Cancer Center is among only 30 U.S. cancer research centers to be designated by the NCI as a National Clinical Trials Network Lead Academic Participating Site. 

NCI comprehensive designation is the gold standard for cancer programs. It reflects our promise – and ability – to deliver the best cancer care available today and discover new treatments that will lead to the best cancer care of tomorrow.

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Our Sole Focus is Cancer

At the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, we are experts in diagnosing and treating cancer because we offer:

  • The top cancer specialists in the country
  • Innovative 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
  • Support services for our patients and their loved ones

With NCI Comprehensive designation, Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center is among the most elite cancer centers in the U.S. 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.

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We have a wide range of clinical trials open to patients with all stages of cancer. Search for opportunities to participate in a cancer study.


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