Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center
When children need cancer care, parents can put their trust in the experienced doctors at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Our team of pediatric oncologists, in partnership with Children’s Health – located on the same Dallas campus – treats all pediatric cancers, even the rarest malignancies.
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.
Largest Childhood Cancer Treatment Center in the Region
At UT Southwestern and Children’s Health, we offer a full array of the latest diagnostic capabilities and treatment therapies as well as programs that provide comprehensive care for the entire family.
With a large number of pediatric hematologists and oncologists on staff, we care for more than 1,000 new pediatric patients with cancer each year. These numbers make our program the largest childhood cancer and blood disorders treatment center in the region.
Our brain tumor and blood cancer programs are among our most active programs. Because we have a large program that treats many children, we offer a level of expertise and experience that’s unmatched in the area. Our treatment results equal or exceed those at the most prestigious pediatric cancer centers in the country.
Pediatric Cancer Program Highlights
Through our relationship with the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), a National Cancer Institute-supported clinical trials group, we have access to the latest treatments, information, and support from all over the world.
In pediatrics, it’s common for children with cancer to enroll in cooperative group studies such as those sponsored by the COG so that information can be shared across the group. One institution alone does not usually have the numbers to do a single institution trial, so our involvement with this group provides a huge benefit to our patients. We are one of only 20 institutions within the COG approved for experimental new drug trials.
Our Cancer Susceptibility Program at Children’s Health is unique in North Texas. This innovative program provides families of children who have an increased likelihood of developing cancer access to the most advanced genetic counseling, ongoing screening, and oncology specialists. We identify children who, due to genetics, are more likely to develop some forms of cancer and watch over them to detect and, if necessary, treat any cancer as early as possible.
Pediatric Cancers We Treat
We treat all cancers that affect children, such as: