Cancer Care Programs

Patient coordinators, who are also nurses, nurse practitioners, or physician assistants, help guide Simmons Cancer Center patients through their diagnosis and treatment by scheduling appointments and answering questions.

Established in 1989, through a generous gift from Dallas philanthropist Harold C. Simmons, the Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center offers 13 major clinical care programs, each providing a wide range of integrated, patient-focused services.

For patients, this means that the physicians and health care professionals responsible for various aspects of their care convene weekly, communicate regularly, and focus their considerable knowledge and experience on meeting the needs of each individual patient.

Simmons Cancer Center also receives major funding from the most prestigious cancer research institutions in the nation, including the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, the National Institutes of Health, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Physicians throughout the United States regard our medical, surgical, and radiation oncology specialists as leading authorities in the study, diagnosis, and treatment of all types of cancer, including the 13 comprehensive clinical care programs we offer.