Cancer Stories

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.

The pain of stigma, the embrace of family, the complexity of care

The pain of stigma, the embrace of family, the complexity of care

 

Shame or guilt, anger, depression, defensiveness, confusion, or even stark misconceptions can lurk below the surface of a lung cancer diagnosis.

At the right time and place

At the right time and place

 

Low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening for lung cancer represents a vital new opportunity to more frequently catch tumors early, when they often can be cured with surgery.

Big Science

Big Science

 

For a quarter-century, UT Southwestern has been blazing the path for the lung cancer treatments of tomorrow, as well as the care of today.

Clinical Research

 

Assaults on KRAS. Researchers are finding new ways to neutralize the impact of the KRAS gene mutation, a notorious molecular villain in lung as well as other cancers.