Cancer Stories

A big step for breast health in Texas: 3-D mammograms now covered by insurance

A big step for breast health in Texas: 3-D mammograms now covered by insurance

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As of Sept. 1, 2017, all Texas health insurance plans must cover 3-D mammograms for women 35+. What this means for women’s health.

Why we use robotic surgery to treat large kidney cancer tumors

Why we use robotic surgery to treat large kidney cancer tumors

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Large kidney tumors or those starting to spread can put patients’ lives at risk. Learn about robotic surgery for kidney cancer and when we recommend it.

CAR T-cells: A new frontier in children’s leukemia care

CAR T-cells: A new frontier in children’s leukemia care

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Learn how a breakthrough treatment trains children’s immune systems to fight back against leukemia.

Saving Ryan: A dramatic tale of hope, persistence, and medical ingenuity

Saving Ryan: A dramatic tale of hope, persistence, and medical ingenuity

 

Diagnosed at age 3 with a rare genetic disorder, Ryan Dant was not expected to live beyond age 10. But thanks to his parents who never lost hope and a clinical trial at UT Southwestern, the now 29-year-old recently finished college and is looking forward to life’s next chapter. “It’s an incredible story,” says UTSW’s Elizabeth Maher, M.D., Ph.D., one of the specialists on his team.

Why kidney cancer doesn’t always need treatment

Why kidney cancer doesn’t always need treatment

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Not every kidney tumor needs treatment right away, if at all. Learn about active monitoring of early-stage kidney cancer and when we recommend it.

Cancer clinical trials open for participants

Cancer clinical trials open for participants

 

These and other trials offer access to treatment options that would otherwise be unavailable to patients in the region – including a new investigation on acute myeloid leukemia.

Network of community clinics continues to grow

Network of community clinics continues to grow

 

Over the past five years, UT Southwestern has expanded beyond its main campus in the Southwestern Medical District to locations throughout Dallas – and now Fort Worth, as well.

A new chapter in radiation oncology

A new chapter in radiation oncology

 

A new, state-of-the-art, patient-friendly building on UT Southwestern’s east campus is the largest individual facility for radiation oncology in North Texas and the most comprehensive.

Prostate Cancer Awareness Guide

Prostate Cancer Awareness Guide

 

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men. Use this guide to understand the risks, treatment options, and more.

The truth about breast implant-related cancer risk

The truth about breast implant-related cancer risk

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A rare breast implant-related cancer was covered by the New York Times in spring 2017. Dr. Kenkel explains the symptoms and who is at risk.