Growing in Distinction
2012

Moncrief Cancer Institute
Moncrief Cancer Institute

Children’s Medical Center Dallas, the primary pediatric teaching hospital for UT Southwestern, opens new inpatient and outpatient cancer treatment facilities.

Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern is launched. Noted stem cell biologist Dr. Sean Morrison leads the $150 million venture dedicated to transformative research on cancer, birth defects, and metabolic diseases.

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas confers an additional five Multi-Investigator Research Awards, totaling more than $33.5 million, to Simmons Cancer Center members, bringing to 12 the number awarded since 2010, with a cumulative value of more than $78 million.

The Breast Screening and Patient Navigation program expands its mammography and breast cancer diagnosis support into 12 additional counties beyond Tarrant County, and plans an expansion targeting public housing residents in Dallas County through a partnership with the University of North Texas Health Science Center.

UT Southwestern begins offering low-dose CT screening for lung cancer after national trials show the technique saves lives by detecting tumors early in patients with a history of moderate to heavy smoking.

The new, $22 million, 60,000-square-foot Moncrief Cancer Institute in Fort Worth is dedicated, offering genetic and nutritional counseling, mammography, telemedicine, and support services for cancer patients and survivors.

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