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About Moncrief Cancer Institute

We are a nonprofit, community-based early detection and support center in Fort Worth. We are part of UT Southwestern’s Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, which is the only National Cancer Institute-designated center in North Texas. Moncrief Cancer Institute offers an exceptional level of academic medical expertise. The services we provide are:

We have specially trained support services staff on hand to meet with patients and their families at any time. We also offer classes, meetings, and appointments focused on specific issues patients might be experiencing.

Our team is available to patients and their families from diagnosis through treatment and beyond. We have specialists in cancer psychology, exercise, nutrition, social work, and genetic counselors.

In an effort to provide early detection and support services to everyone who needs them, Moncrief Cancer Institute partners with over 50 hospitals and healthcare providers in more than 30 rural counties across North Texas.

Our building houses UT Southwestern’s Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center – Fort Worth, which provides chemotherapy, cancer imaging, and access to the latest clinical trials.

About UT Southwestern Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center - Fort Worth

UT Southwestern’s renowned Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center offers its leading-edge treatment at Moncrief Cancer Institute in Fort Worth. One of only 68 nationally designated cancer centers in the country, UT Southwestern is home to many of the nation’s top cancer specialists.

Learn more about the services provided at UT Southwestern Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center – Fort Worth.

Meet Dr. Arteaga

World renowned breast cancer specialist and investigator

As one of the country’s leading physician scientists in the treatment and research of breast cancer, and with almost three decades of clinical experience, Carlos L. Arteaga, M.D., likes to talk about the good news he has for his patients.

“The treatment of breast cancer has evolved dramatically over the last 30 years,” he says. “As cancer care has become increasingly sophisticated, the mortality for breast cancer has been increasingly in decline.”

Dr. Arteaga joined UT Southwestern in 2017 to take the helm as Director of the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center and Associate Dean of Oncology Programs. He sees his position as the best way to continue his work in the remaking of cancer from a death sentence to a fallible foe. Learn more about Dr. Arteaga.

About UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern, one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation, integrates pioneering biomedical research with exceptional clinical care and education. The institution’s faculty includes many distinguished members, including six who have been awarded Nobel Prizes since 1985. The faculty of almost 2,800 is responsible for groundbreaking medical advances and is committed to translating science-driven research quickly to new clinical treatments. UT Southwestern physicians provide medical care in about 70 specialties to more than 100,000 hospitalized patients and oversee approximately 2.2 million outpatient visits a year.
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prevention & screening

It’s a startling statistic, but one in three North Americans will develop some type of cancer in their lifetime. Who’s at risk? Is there anything you can do to prevent it?

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patient support

Through cancer screenings, one-on-one exercise sessions, personalized nutrition planning, clinical support and more, Moncrief works to reduce obstacles for everyone facing cancer.

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survivor services

From scanning to detection to recovery, Moncrief Cancer Institute offers a wide range of programs and services to help support patients and caregivers through the cancer treatment process.

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mobile outreach

Moncrief Cancer Institute collaborates with physicians, medical facilities and community agencies to provide cancer screening and support services to patients and survivors.

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