Cancer Stories

Kim’s story: Surviving multiple myeloma

Kim’s story: Surviving multiple myeloma

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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.

A Dynamic Decade

A Dynamic Decade

 

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.

Facilities

Facilities

 

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.

Clinical Care

Clinical 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.

Incubating Progress: SABR/Lung Cancer

Incubating Progress: SABR/Lung Cancer

 

UT Southwestern is helping redefine lung cancer care through innovations in stereotactic body radiation therapy.

Incubating Progress: Imaging/Brain Cancer

Incubating Progress: Imaging/Brain Cancer

 

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.

Incubating Progress: PROSPR/Colon Cancer

Incubating Progress: PROSPR/Colon Cancer

 

The Cancer Center tackles the complex challenge of boosting colon cancer screening among minorities and underserved populations.

Director's Message

Director's Message

 

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

Incubating Progress: HIF2/Kidney Cancer

Incubating Progress: HIF2/Kidney Cancer

 

Under normal conditions, hypoxia-inducible factors, or HIFs, allow the body’s cells to thrive in low-oxygen environments, such as high altitudes.

Outreach

Outreach

 

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.