UT Southwestern Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center

UT Southwestern Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center

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I'm a 15-year glioblastoma survivor and lynch syndrome patient.
I started a nonprofit to help fund cancer research.
Specifically hemp-based research. (furthering NIH data)
I'm looking for passionate people to nerd-out and strategize with to build-out this project out here in dallas and beyond.
Thank you to all the nurses who have and are continuing to care for me through my breast cancer treatment! I appreciate all that you do.
Dpes the cancer center have a cafeteria
Does the hospital have a cafeteria?
Thank you so much to all the staff working so hard today!!! Appreciate everyone’s effort to keep us healthy while we go through treatments! You all continue to exceed all expectations! Thank you!!!
What would be some of the reasoning you would deny a cancer patient into your cancer center?
What do yall know about ADENOIDCYSTIC CARCINOMA?
My husband is in stage 4. Did chemo and radiation and no success. Goes to John Peter Smith Cancer Center in Ft. Worth, Texas

UT Southwestern Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in North Texas.

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PARP-1 inhibitors can reduce ovarian cancer recurrence risk by 70% in half of patients | Cancer | Women's Health | UT Southwestern Medical Center 09/18/2021

PARP-1 inhibitors can reduce ovarian cancer recurrence risk by 70% in half of patients | Cancer | Women's Health | UT Southwestern Medical Center

Jayanthi Lea, M.D., tells us about a new approach to ovarian cancer treatment, Poly ADP-ribose polymerase 1 (PARP-1) inhibitors, which are stopping cancer cells with damaged DNA from repairing themselves and replicating. This reduces the risk of recurrence after HRD- or BRCA-associated ovarian cancer by 40-70%. https://bit.ly/3kiRAUE

#OvarianCancerAwarenessMonth

PARP-1 inhibitors can reduce ovarian cancer recurrence risk by 70% in half of patients | Cancer | Women's Health | UT Southwestern Medical Center PARP-1 inhibitor drugs can reduce the risk of BRCA- and HRDS-associated ovarian cancer by 70%. New research at UT Southwestern Medical Center may help expand treatment to more patients.

Timeline Photos 09/17/2021

Welcome to our new prostate cancer specialist Xiaosong Meng, M.D., Ph.D., who joins the Department of Urology and is accepting new patients just in time for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Meng is excited to offer patients focal treatments for prostate cancer using the TULSA-Pro platform as well as access to upcoming clinical trials utilizing new prostate cancer ablation technologies. As a physician scientist (who sees patients and conducts research), Dr. Meng’s research focuses on better understanding the molecular mechanisms that underlie the immune response in order to determine which prostate cancer patients are best managed by focal therapy.

Check out his profile: https://bit.ly/3nunJuH.

Welcome to our new prostate cancer specialist Xiaosong Meng, M.D., Ph.D., who joins the Department of Urology and is accepting new patients just in time for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Meng is excited to offer patients focal treatments for prostate cancer using the TULSA-Pro platform as well as access to upcoming clinical trials utilizing new prostate cancer ablation technologies. As a physician scientist (who sees patients and conducts research), Dr. Meng’s research focuses on better understanding the molecular mechanisms that underlie the immune response in order to determine which prostate cancer patients are best managed by focal therapy.

Check out his profile: https://bit.ly/3nunJuH.

Timeline Photos 09/16/2021

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We have once again achieved Magnet® designation, the highest honor awarded by the American Nurses Association. Magnet® designation means our nurses are nationally recognized for providing excellent, evidence-based patient care and for advancing their practice through research and professional development. It’s also an affirmation our nurses are respected by their colleagues for the important role they play on the patient care team. For our patients, Magnet® designation ensures they are choosing a health system that provides the “gold standard” of nursing excellence. #UTSWNursesRock

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Become a Volunteer Research Advocate! The Research Advocacy Program at Simmons will use community input to ensure that our research is relevant to the needs of the DFW area.

Apply by October 15: https://bit.ly/3Ah9QDF.

No prior experience needed. Training begins mid-November.

Become a Volunteer Research Advocate! The Research Advocacy Program at Simmons will use community input to ensure that our research is relevant to the needs of the DFW area.

Apply by October 15: https://bit.ly/3Ah9QDF.

No prior experience needed. Training begins mid-November.

Timeline Photos 09/15/2021

Hey, Facebook fans! Follow us on Instagram to get a fresh look at what’s happening at Simmons Cancer Center: https://bit.ly/3AcWs3d.

Hey, Facebook fans! Follow us on Instagram to get a fresh look at what’s happening at Simmons Cancer Center: https://bit.ly/3AcWs3d.

Photos from UT Southwestern Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center's post 09/13/2021

Meet our Pet Therapy dog – Lynx! You can find her as the center of attention in our waiting rooms on Mondays from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Timeline Photos 09/10/2021

Diya Sabnani, M.S.N., APRN, AGACNP-BC, board-certified Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (NP) at Simmons, has been working with patients with blood cancers for about 7 years. She says with each year that passes, she is sure this is what she’s meant to do. “Often times when a patient comes to see us, it is the worst day of their life. As health care provider, I am humbled to be allowed to help my patients navigate through their illness and recovery,” she adds.

We asked Diya what she thinks is important to share during #BloodCancerAwarenessMonth, and she wants to encourage people to join a bone marrow registry. “Patients with blood cancers, such as leukemia, need stem cell transplants in order to achieve a cure. Minority groups are underrepresented on the bone marrow registries, and therefore often times aren’t able to achieve a cure. I’d urge people to consider joining the registry and being a potential match and cure for someone fighting against blood cancer,” Diya said.

Learn more about bone marrow donation: https://bit.ly/2WYi6Kt.

Diya Sabnani, M.S.N., APRN, AGACNP-BC, board-certified Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (NP) at Simmons, has been working with patients with blood cancers for about 7 years. She says with each year that passes, she is sure this is what she’s meant to do. “Often times when a patient comes to see us, it is the worst day of their life. As health care provider, I am humbled to be allowed to help my patients navigate through their illness and recovery,” she adds.

We asked Diya what she thinks is important to share during #BloodCancerAwarenessMonth, and she wants to encourage people to join a bone marrow registry. “Patients with blood cancers, such as leukemia, need stem cell transplants in order to achieve a cure. Minority groups are underrepresented on the bone marrow registries, and therefore often times aren’t able to achieve a cure. I’d urge people to consider joining the registry and being a potential match and cure for someone fighting against blood cancer,” Diya said.

Learn more about bone marrow donation: https://bit.ly/2WYi6Kt.

Prostate Cancer | Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center | Condition | UT Southwestern Medical Center 09/08/2021

Prostate Cancer | Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center | Condition | UT Southwestern Medical Center

If you missed our prostate cancer webinar for patients, watch it online now to hear our prostate cancer experts discuss the different types of treatments for prostate cancer, including surgery, radiation, active surveillance, and TULSA: https://bit.ly/3oyXCB7. #ProstateCancerAwareness

Prostate Cancer | Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center | Condition | UT Southwestern Medical Center UT Southwestern’s prostate cancer team is dedicated to treatments with the most precision to remove the cancer and save surrounding tissue.

09/07/2021

FWD>DFW Live!

Timeline Photos 09/06/2021

We wish you a fun, safe, and healthy Labor Day holiday today. A special thank you to our frontline workers who continue to work tirelessly and relentlessly through the COVID-19 pandemic.

We wish you a fun, safe, and healthy Labor Day holiday today. A special thank you to our frontline workers who continue to work tirelessly and relentlessly through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Timeline Photos 09/03/2021

Ovarian cancer often goes undetected in its early stages. That’s why it’s important to know if you are at higher risk so you can be more aware of the signs and symptoms. Important risk factors for developing ovarian cancer include family history and the presence of inherited gene mutations. There are tests that can detect mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes and several other genes, which increase the risk of ovarian cancer and other cancers. Our genetic counselors are available to help. https://bit.ly/3pgsSEV #ovariancancerawarenessmonth

Ovarian cancer often goes undetected in its early stages. That’s why it’s important to know if you are at higher risk so you can be more aware of the signs and symptoms. Important risk factors for developing ovarian cancer include family history and the presence of inherited gene mutations. There are tests that can detect mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes and several other genes, which increase the risk of ovarian cancer and other cancers. Our genetic counselors are available to help. https://bit.ly/3pgsSEV #ovariancancerawarenessmonth

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As the National Cancer Institute has renewed our NCI designation as a comprehensive cancer center, our Director, Carlos L. Arteaga, M.D., shares: “The Simmons Cancer Center is reaching new heights in translational cancer research and care. This latest recognition renews our commitment to fighting cancer using the latest laboratory and translational discoveries, clinical trials, and multidisciplinary patient care. It is an honor to lead an institution of some of the world’s best clinicians and researchers in cancer.”

Read the full announcement: https://bit.ly/38DSm8a.

As the National Cancer Institute has renewed our NCI designation as a comprehensive cancer center, our Director, Carlos L. Arteaga, M.D., shares: “The Simmons Cancer Center is reaching new heights in translational cancer research and care. This latest recognition renews our commitment to fighting cancer using the latest laboratory and translational discoveries, clinical trials, and multidisciplinary patient care. It is an honor to lead an institution of some of the world’s best clinicians and researchers in cancer.”

Read the full announcement: https://bit.ly/38DSm8a.

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We are so happy to have Dr. Timmerman serving as our Interim Chair!

Photos from UT Southwestern Radiation Oncology's post 09/01/2021

Congratulations!

Photos from UT Southwestern Radiation Oncology's post 09/01/2021

Congratulations to all!

Timeline Photos 09/01/2021

Many men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, but did you know that prostate cancer is 99% treatable when it’s detected early? September, National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, is an ideal opportunity to talk to your doctor about screening and early detection. https://bit.ly/3mLKjia

Many men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, but did you know that prostate cancer is 99% treatable when it’s detected early? September, National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, is an ideal opportunity to talk to your doctor about screening and early detection. https://bit.ly/3mLKjia

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Visit our Forth Worth location for breast care. We offer the most advanced technologies and techniques available for breast cancer screening (mammograms), diagnosis, and treatment. https://bit.ly/2Uope1e

Visit our Forth Worth location for breast care. We offer the most advanced technologies and techniques available for breast cancer screening (mammograms), diagnosis, and treatment. https://bit.ly/2Uope1e

Meet Dallas-Fort Worth’s newest crop of high risk/high impact cancer researchers 08/30/2021

Meet Dallas-Fort Worth’s newest crop of high risk/high impact cancer researchers

Meet Dallas-Fort Worth’s newest crop of high risk/high impact cancer researchers Uttam Tambar knew his research could flop. “This is going to sound like a crazy idea,” he said in an email to co-worker Bruce Posner last fall about a...

Adaptive PULSAR radiation is helping us outsmart tumors, cancer | Cancer | Discovery | UT Southwestern Medical Center 08/30/2021

Adaptive PULSAR radiation is helping us outsmart tumors, cancer | Cancer | Discovery | UT Southwestern Medical Center

PULSAR, or personalized ultrafractionated stereotactic adaptive radiotherapy, is at the heart of our adaptive radiation therapy program at UT Southwestern Radiation Oncology, and early data from clinical trials suggests it can enhance our ability to safely, effectively treat tumors while reducing morbidity. PULSAR technology may even provoke an immune response, increasing the patient’s natural ability to fight the cancer. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3gL4dpA.

Adaptive PULSAR radiation is helping us outsmart tumors, cancer | Cancer | Discovery | UT Southwestern Medical Center When it comes to radiotherapy, one size does not fit all. See how this new therapy may change cancer treatment for the better.

08/27/2021

A Third Dose? Weighing in on COVID-19 Booster Shots

John Sweetenham, M.D., Associate Director of Clinical Affairs at Simmons, explains why the third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is so important for those who have a weakened immune system, especially cancer patients. Learn more in the video below.

Timeline Photos 08/27/2021

Today we say farewell and best wishes to Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology Hak Choy, M.D., who leaves behind a legacy of building one of the nation’s leading centers for radiation oncology treatment at UT Southwestern Radiation Oncology. Thank you for everything you have done for us, your patients, and the future of medicine! https://bit.ly/36qCxBq

Today we say farewell and best wishes to Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology Hak Choy, M.D., who leaves behind a legacy of building one of the nation’s leading centers for radiation oncology treatment at UT Southwestern Radiation Oncology. Thank you for everything you have done for us, your patients, and the future of medicine! https://bit.ly/36qCxBq

AL amyloidosis treatments offer patients hope and potentially a cure | Cancer | Heart | UT Southwestern Medical Center 08/26/2021

AL amyloidosis treatments offer patients hope and potentially a cure | Cancer | Heart | UT Southwestern Medical Center

Ankit Kansagra, M.D., discusses new AL amyloidosis treatments that offer patients hope and potentially a cure, and how UT Southwestern’s amyloidosis team is at the forefront of researching and treating this complex disease. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3kgLvac.

AL amyloidosis treatments offer patients hope and potentially a cure | Cancer | Heart | UT Southwestern Medical Center A new, FDA-approved four-drug combo for AL amyloidosis is improving longevity and quality of life dramatically. Ankit Kansagra, M.D., discusses how the medication and a multidisciplinary team of experts can give patients longer, healthier lives.

FDA approval of belzutifan culminates 25-year journey at UTSW from gene discovery to a first-in-class drug 08/25/2021

FDA approval of belzutifan culminates 25-year journey at UTSW from gene discovery to a first-in-class drug

A first-in-kind kidney cancer drug developed from laboratory and translational studies conducted here at UT Southwestern Medical Center Kidney Cancer Program received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration providing a new treatment for patients with familial kidney cancer. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3DaUoLj.

FDA approval of belzutifan culminates 25-year journey at UTSW from gene discovery to a first-in-class drug A first-in-kind kidney cancer drug developed from laboratory and translational studies conducted at UT Southwestern Medical Center received approval from the Food and Drug Administration, providing a new treatment for patients with familial kidney cancer.

Timeline Photos 08/23/2021

Shelia Patterson, Simmons Community Advisory Board member, will receive a 50 Hoops Legends Award this Thursday, August 26, for her longstanding work as co-founder and leader of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship’s Comprehensive Cancer Support Group. After her commencement, she will host a cancer workshop featuring three experts who have previously spoken to her cancer support group, including our own Kevin Courtney, M.D. , Ph.D. http://www.50hoops.org

Register here for the Aug. 26 (12:30 p.m.) event: https://bit.ly/3gqQCUa

Shelia Patterson, Simmons Community Advisory Board member, will receive a 50 Hoops Legends Award this Thursday, August 26, for her longstanding work as co-founder and leader of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship’s Comprehensive Cancer Support Group. After her commencement, she will host a cancer workshop featuring three experts who have previously spoken to her cancer support group, including our own Kevin Courtney, M.D. , Ph.D. http://www.50hoops.org

Register here for the Aug. 26 (12:30 p.m.) event: https://bit.ly/3gqQCUa

Radiation Oncology Expansion 08/21/2021

Radiation Oncology Expansion

Radiation Oncology Expansion The new expansion of the UT Southwestern Radiation Oncology Building adds 71,000 square feet of space to our leading-edge treatment and research facility, continuing…

Photos from UT Southwestern Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center's post 08/20/2021

If you're in the Fort Worth area, keep an eye out for our new billboards! We are bringing breast care closer to you. https://bit.ly/2Uope1e

Timeline Photos 08/18/2021

There are two types of vaccines, or shots, that you can take to help prevent cancer or reduce your cancer risks. Both vaccines prevent viral infections that are known to cause several types of cancer. The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine prevents the virus responsible for cervical, head, neck, and other cancers. The hepatitis B vaccine protects against a virus that infects the liver and may lead to liver cancer. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3iOIH4A. #NationalImmunizationAwarenessMonth

There are two types of vaccines, or shots, that you can take to help prevent cancer or reduce your cancer risks. Both vaccines prevent viral infections that are known to cause several types of cancer. The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine prevents the virus responsible for cervical, head, neck, and other cancers. The hepatitis B vaccine protects against a virus that infects the liver and may lead to liver cancer. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3iOIH4A. #NationalImmunizationAwarenessMonth

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Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, the only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in North Texas, is a multidisciplinary program responsible for the cancer care and cancer research conducted at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Our mission is to reduce the impact of cancer today and to work to eliminate the threat of cancer in Dallas, North Texas, and the nation.

With NCI Comprehensive designation, Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center is among the most elite cancer centers in the U.S. Such designation identifies Simmons as having the characteristics that enable excellence in patient care, in research, and in education and training. NCI designation is the gold standard for cancer centers. 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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