HAROLD C. SIMMONS COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER
The Harold C. Simmons Cancer (Simmons) was established in 1991 through a $41 million commitment from Dallas businessman Harold C. Simmons and his wife, Annette.
In 2020, Simmons joined the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), a not-for-profit alliance of 32 distinguished cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education throughout the US
Simmons is the first and only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in North Texas making it one of 71 NCI-designated cancer centers and one of 53 comprehensive centers in the US.
Research at Simmons is organized into five programs that are supported by a Cancer Center Support Grant from the NCI. These programs work together to discover new approaches to cancer while translating those discoveries into optimized cancer treatments. The programs are:
– Cellular Networks in Cancer
– Chemistry and Cancer
– Development and Cancer
– Experimental Therapeutics
– Population Science and Cancer Control
Through the Mobile Cancer Survivor Clinic, Simmons provides follow-up care and screening services in nine rural North Texas counties, focusing on an estimated 15,000 underserved, uninsured cancer survivors.
In Forbes’ 2022 list of America’s Best Employers for Diversity, UT Southwestern Medical Center ranked as the top health care employer for diversity in the U.S. and is among the top 20 across all industries.
Simmons has 253 members. Including one Nobel Laureate, 13 members of the National Academy of Sciences, five members of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine), and 14 Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators.
For more information, visit: Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center