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Multidisciplinary Approach to Breast Cancer

In 2020, an estimated 276,480 women and 2,620 men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer.

At UT Southwestern’s Center for Breast Care, patients benefit from the knowledge and experience of an entire team of breast care specialists, such as medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists; breast imaging specialists; genetic counselors; pathologists; nutritionists; a physical therapist; social support specialists; a network of researchers; and reconstructive surgeons.

Our breast cancer specialists have earned international recognition for their contributions to the field. Our caregivers participate in national, international, and institutional led clinical trials and are members of ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group, which means our patients get access to multicenter clinical trials. 

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Improving Breast Cancer Survival for All

While we should celebrate the progress we’ve made against breast cancer, it is even more important that together we renew and strengthen our commitment and efforts to cure this disease while also ensuring that all segments of society benefit from this progress.

Nationally ranked breast cancer care, now in Fort Worth

Nationally ranked breast cancer care, now in Fort Worth

Simmons Cancer Center is now providing comprehensive breast care services at our Fort Worth location at Moncrief Cancer Institute. Patients can see our medical and surgical oncologists on the same day. Patients can take advantage of:

* Appointments with medical and surgical oncologists on the same day
* Mammography and other imaging
* Medical treatment/Infusion
* Support services
* Genetic counseling

Internationally Renowned Breast Cancer Specialists

UT Southwestern’s Center for Breast Care offers comprehensive, patient-focused breast cancer treatment using the latest medications, techniques, and therapies.

Our team includes some of the best breast cancer specialists in the world who have dedicated their entire clinical activities to treating breast cancer. This expertise means patients receive unsurpassed care from specialists who treat breast cancer patients every day.

We offer the most advanced technologies and techniques available for breast cancer diagnosis, screening, and treatment, such as medications and other therapies that are not available at every hospital. For each patient, we develop personalized strategies to improve overall health and well-being, with the goal of enhancing quality of life both today and in the future as a cancer survivor. 

As the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in North Texas, we deliver the best cancer care available today and push to discover new treatments. NCI designation means we offer patients the ability to participate in the broadest possible range of clinical trials, with access to potential therapies not available at other facilities.

Services We Provide for Breast Cancer Patients

We offer abundant diagnostic and treatment options for our patients, including:

  • Advanced diagnostic techniques, such as fine needle aspiration biopsy and vacuum-assisted needle biopsy
  • Accurate staging of breast cancer using leading imaging technologies
  • The latest surgical techniques, such as lumpectomy, mastectomy, sentinel lymph node biopsy, and axillary lymph node dissection
  • Chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, targeted therapy, immunological therapy, investigational drugs, and other medical therapy options
  • The most precise radiation therapy available
  • Innovative breast reconstruction options
  • All phases of clinical trials for every stage of breast cancer
  • Enhanced surveillance and screening options for high-risk patients through our award-winning cancer genetics program
  • Complementary strategies for improving overall health and well-being

Taffie Lynn Butters: Breast Cancer Thriver

When she learned of her cancer diagnosis, Taffie Lynn Butters set out to find the “utmost best care” and her research led her to UT Southwestern’s Simmons Cancer Center. She recently celebrated her last radiation treatment and reflected on her cancer journey: “UT Southwestern was exactly where I needed to be…I feel like I have so much more life to live."

Find a Breast Cancer Clinical Trial

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

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Breast Cancer Report

Our 2018 Breast Cancer Report highlights some of the lifesaving work that takes place every day at UT Southwestern.

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