Dallas’ Medical District, about two miles west of downtown, is home to UT Southwestern Medical Center, including its Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center and a number of facilities that support the Cancer Center’s mission, as well as several key partners in community cancer care.
Parkland Memorial Hospital, a new 862-bed facility, is the primary teaching institution for UT Southwestern. Parkland Health & Hospital System is a vital partner in assessing health needs in a diverse community, investigating how best to deliver services and reaching out to improve cancer care and prevention throughout Dallas County.
Children’s Medical Center, the primary pediatric teaching facility for UT Southwestern, recently opened new inpatient and outpatient cancer facilities and is the only academic medical center in North Texas that offers stem cell transplantation to children.
University of Texas School of Public Health Dallas Regional Campus broadens the reach and impact of local public health research focused on cancer through a formal research affiliation with Simmons Cancer Center.
William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, opened in 2014, has an entire floor devoted to oncology, including a 32-bed, state-of-the-art bone marrow transplantation unit.
UT Southwestern’s North Campus is home to the Simmons Cancer Center Clinics, Cancer Center administrative offices, the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute, the Advanced Imaging Research Center, the Clinical Research Office, the Live Cell Imaging Resource, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Resources, and many faculty research laboratories.
UT Southwestern’s South Campus houses Cancer Center facilities such as Medicinal Chemistry and Mass Spectrometry Proteomics Cores, a Cell and Nanoparticle GMP facility, and High Throughput Screening, Tissue Management, and Small Animal Imaging Shared Resources, as well as the Health Promotion Intervention Shared Resource and other Population Science and Cancer Control research space.
Zale Lipshy University Hospital, a 152-bed facility, is known as a premier referral center for neurological care, including the treatment of brain and spinal malignancies. The hospital houses the Annette Simmons Stereotactic Treatment Center. BioCenter at Southwestern Medical District, a 15.5-acre biotech park, was established by UT Southwestern to develop university technologies and to attract biotech companies to North Texas.
The Radiation Oncology Center, a 63,000- square-foot facility now under construction, will consolidate current programs and house the latest generation of cancer-fighting technology. The integrated complex will bring together many different modalities for the benefit of cancer patients and to further research. With seven treatment rooms, the center will be the largest radiation facility in North Texas.
UT Southwestern Moncrief Cancer Institute, a 60,000-square-foot facility located in the Fort Worth Medical District, provides early cancer detection and survivorship services in Tarrant and surrounding rural counties. Moncrief also houses the brand-new, 20,000-plus-square-foot UT Southwestern Simmons Cancer Center – Fort Worth, which provides services including chemotherapy, cancer imaging, and access to clinical trials.