When cancer struck Kim Ludwig’s family not once, but twice, she relied on her brave spirit and a clinical trial drug to save her life.
In 1988, a $41 million gift from Dallas businessman Harold Simmons and his wife, Annette, provided seminal funds to transform cancer research and care at UT Southwestern.
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.
Genetic testing in 2014 at the Simmons Cancer Center revealed that the 50-year-old had a mutation in the BRCA1 gene, meaning she had a higher risk for breast and ovarian cancer.
UT Southwestern is helping redefine lung cancer care through innovations in stereotactic body radiation therapy.
Nearly one-third of brain tumors are gliomas. These tumors can lie dormant for months or years, then suddenly start growing rapidly in a deadly form called glioblastoma.
The Cancer Center tackles the complex challenge of boosting colon cancer screening among minorities and underserved populations.
For cancer care in North Texas, 2005-2015 has been a defining decade. Ten years ago, Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center set the loftiest of goals
Under normal conditions, hypoxia-inducible factors, or HIFs, allow the body’s cells to thrive in low-oxygen environments, such as high altitudes.
Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center serves urban, suburban, and rural populations throughout the 12 counties that make up the nearly 7 million-resident Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area.