Cancer Stories

Scientific Programs

 

To conduct studies at the intersection of developmental biology and cancer biology in living animals.

The Decade Ahead

The Decade Ahead

 

Important advances over the next decade will help Simmons Cancer Center realize the power and the promise of precision medicine for North Texas cancer patients.

Processed meat and cancer: What’s the real risk?

Processed meat and cancer: What’s the real risk?

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This fall, WHO stated that processed meats might cause cancer. How do hot dogs and bacon stack up against other cancer risks?

Cancer and the holidays: Talk it out or stay silent?

Cancer and the holidays: Talk it out or stay silent?

 

The holidays are a time of love and cheer, but can be difficult for families of cancer patients. These tips can make talking about treatment a bit easier.

Game-changing lung cancer treatment may be at hand

Game-changing lung cancer treatment may be at hand

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Lung cancer can be difficult to treat. But a drug originally used to treat skin cancer is showing promise for improving quality of life for lung cancer patients like Donna Fernandez. Add your voice - #CallOutCancer today.

Can couples enjoy sex again after cancer?

Can couples enjoy sex again after cancer?

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Cancer can leave patients scarred, both physically and emotionally. Is there hope for regaining sexuality and intimacy after cancer treatment? Add your voice - #CallOutCancer today.

Caring for a community

Caring for a community

 

As the only National Cancer Institute–designated cancer center in the North Texas region, UT Southwestern’s Simmons Cancer Center is committed to sharing its expertise and improving the quality of lung cancer care for this area of the country.

Late-stage lung cancer

Late-stage lung cancer

 

Promising new treatment approaches—including ones developed at UT Southwestern—are steadily improving care for patients with metastatic lung cancer.

Locally advanced lung cancer

Locally advanced lung cancer

 

Treatments for locally advanced lung malignancies run the gamut of cancer care. So does the lung cancer expertise at Simmons Cancer Center.

Early-stage lung cancer

Early-stage lung cancer

 

The most advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques, used routinely at UT Southwestern to resect early-stage lung cancers, are sparing patients much of the pain and debility that can accompany open thoracotomy.