About Us

From its founding in 1989, Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center has focused its efforts toward reducing the impact of cancer on patients and their loved ones.

We do that by offering exceptional patient care using the latest advanced treatments and technologies; by providing extensive support services to patients and families as they battle cancer and then recover from its aftermath; and by conducting groundbreaking research that brings effective new treatments to the fore that will not only help today’s patients, but future generations as well.

As a result, Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center is at the forefront of cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

Our sole focus is cancer

Our team of hundreds of leading cancer physicians and oncology-trained support staff is a trusted partner in returning cancer patients to good health. We’re experts in diagnosing and treating cancer, including the most difficult cases, by utilizing:

  • 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

An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

U.S. News & World Report 2015

At Simmons Cancer Center, we believe that where you first seek cancer care is important.

The Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in North Texas and one of just 47 NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the nation. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center includes 13 major cancer care programs. In addition, the Center’s education and training programs support and develop the next generation of cancer researchers and clinicians. Simmons Comprehensive 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 to discover new treatments that will lead to the best cancer care of tomorrow.

Recognized by U.S. News & World Report

US News 2017 Regional Hospitals - High Performing in Cancer

UT Southwestern’s cancer care earned High Performing recognition in U.S. News & World Report for 2017-18, placing us among the country’s leading cancer treatment facilities. No other cancer center in North Texas is nationally ranked.

Explore a discovery engine of amazing depth

We invite you to learn more about Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center’s extensive list of cancer-treatment programs, support services, clinical trials, and research.

Through a combination of compassionate care, expertly delivered, and explorations into the science of cancer to develop new lines of defense against the disease, we deliver more than most cancer centers.

We deliver the future of cancer care, today.