Growing in Distinction
2011

Dr. Stephen Skapek
Dr. Stephen Skapek

A five-year, $6.3 million National Cancer Institute grant establishes the Parkland Health & Hospital System-UT Southwestern PROSPR Center to promote colorectal cancer screening, a unique cancer prevention and detection effort that assists people who lack insurance or are underinsured.

Dr. W. Phil Evans, Director of the UT Southwestern Center for Breast Care, is inducted as President of the American Cancer Society for 2011-12.

Pediatric oncologist Dr. Stephen Skapek is recruited to lead the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology and is named Director of what is now the Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s Medical Center Dallas.

Extramural cancer research funding at Simmons Cancer Center tops $100 million for the first time.

Simmons Cancer Center launches the Experimental Therapeutics of Cancer scientific program to more closely focus on translating UT Southwestern’s scientific discoveries into real-world cancer treatments.

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