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Dropping it in the mail: Best practices detailed for mail-in colon cancer screenings

DALLAS – Sept. 8, 2020 – A program that asks patients to mail in stool samples to screen for colon cancer is an effective way to expand screenings to underserved and underinsured communities and offers an alternative to in-person testing during the pandemic, according to a study conducted by UT Southwestern.

Mental Health IS Health: Coping with COVID-19

By Dr. Laura Howe-Martin and Dr. Brittany Hall, Psychologists, UT Southwestern’s Moncrief Cancer Institute

You have likely seen or heard of many ways people are learning to cope with the uncertainty and social isolation associated with the current pandemic. Many are facing financial insecurity and/or continue to show up for work each day in essential jobs, despite the risks. Others are struggling with chronic social isolation and find themselves doing a host of things, like making homemade bread, doing Pilates in the living room, and creating TikTok videos (and video fails!).

WFAA: Tips to Cooking Healthy

Moncrief dietitian Milette Siler joined WFAA's Sonia Azad in-studio for a live cooking segment. 

Event in Fort Worth offers free screenings for prostate cancer

By Ashley Paredez 
FORT WORTH, Texas - A Tarrant County commissioner is encouraging all men to take charge of their health and get screened for prostate cancer.
It has affected him personally, and now his mission is to help others.
A free screening event was held Saturday morning, and hundreds of people were served.
Tarrant County Commissioner Roy Brooks is a prostate cancer survivor. He did annual screenings and was diagnosed early.

Fox 4 News: Dr. Keith Argenbright on the Approval of Proposition 6

Keith Argenbright, M.D., spoke about the approval of Proposition 6 on Good Day Fox 4. Watch the video to learn more about how the passing of this bill benefits cancer research, prevention, and treatment in Texas.

Five simple steps for healthy Labor Day grilling

As the nation gears up for the annual celebration honoring American workers, Moncrief Cancer Institute’s dietitian Milette Siler is here to make your Labor Day meal planning healthier (and more flavorful) for friends and family.

“Research shows a clear link between diets high in red and processed meats (like hot dogs and sausages) and an increased risk for colon cancers,” Siler said. “We also know that grilling any meat can cause cancer-causing substances to form.”

Ten Tips for Fitting in Exercise

Exercise is a proven way to lower your risk of cancer, but it can be challenging to find the time for it. Our trainer Lisa Ross offers these 10 practical tips for incorporating exercise into each week. Please remember it’s always advisable to check with your physician prior to starting an exercise program.

Fort Worth Fire to Partner with UT Southwestern on Cancer Research for Firefighters

Fort Worth Fire Chief James Davis

By Alice Barr, NBC 5


Mounting research shows that firefighters are more likely to develop cancer than the general public. But there are few studies that go deeper into the issue. Now the Fort Worth Fire Department is stepping up to shed light on a critical issue for the fire service.

"A lot of us feel like we were born for this job," said Fort Worth Firefighter Ritchie Martin.

M2G Ventures to advance UT Southwestern youth-focused mental health care and research in Fort Worth

From the Fort Worth Business Press, July 2, 2019

As part of their commitment to improving mental health in our society, the founders of M2G Ventures have selected the UT Southwestern Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care (CDRC) – a nationally recognized center of excellence in the research and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder – as the beneficiary of their company’s mental health initiative, the company said in a news release.

Eating Well on Vacation

Vacation is a time to relax, rest, and see and experience new things, including new foods. This is something to be celebrated; but, if you are trying to maintain your good nutrition goals or lose weight, it can be anxiety-inducing. Here are a few tips from our dietitian Milette Siler to help you navigate a healthy eating plan while still enjoying yourself on vacation.

Fruits + Vegetables = Better Outcome for Your Health

Eating five servings of fruits and vegetables daily lowers your risk of several kinds of cancer, heart disease and stroke. Fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants, such as carotenoids.

“We are still studying the exact mechanism, but we know that the pigment, or color, of the fruit or vegetable tells you the family of protective benefit to our cells, which is associated with lower rates of cancer,” said Milette Siler, dietitian at Moncrief Cancer Institute.

Dr. Keith Argenbright on Engaging Hard to Reach Populations

Keith Argenbright MD

By Susan Kirtz, MPH

Power of Pet Therapy

“I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source.” – Doris Day

Cancer center design helping patients heal

Moncrief Cancer Institute is proud to be a part of the Fort Worth AYA Coalition, offering support services free of charge to those ages 18-40 who have had a cancer diagnosis anytime in their lifetime. We offer free monthly cooking classes, yoga, support groups and more. Check out WFAA's story, featuring Dr. Brittany Hall and dietitian Milette Siler, as they follow one of our patients during her journey.

'Extreme Weight Loss' Participant Finds Cancer

After losing close to 150 pounds, Tiffany Humpert found a lump in her breast. Her story aired on Channel 8 WFAA. Find out more about her story here:

A $27 million booster shot to fight cancer

CPRIT grants to UT Southwestern include $1.49 million to Moncrief for lung cancer screening. In addition, a $1.3 million grant will help detect liver cancer risk among patients screened aboard the Moncrief Mobile Clinic.

Click here to read more from the Dallas News.

Click here to read more from UT Southwestern Media Release.

Food as medicine

Moncrief is teaming up with UNT Health Science Center and TCU to train future doctors to eat better – and convince their patients to cook their cancer-fighting recipes. It’s part of a small revolution to make food a part of treatment, rather than relying only on medications.  Read more

Smoke-Free Fort Worth

Covering the new smoke-free policy in Fort Worth, NBC5 included Moncrief’s Community Outreach Coordinator Cameron Anzel who says the policy protects people from cancer-causing second-hand smoke. Watch here

Improving the odds

Moncrief works with hospitals around North and Central Texas to offer free cancer screenings and follow-up diagnostics – something a laid-off Granbury woman needed more than ever when her mammogram showed an abnormality. Read more here


Cancer Expertise Hits the Road

The Texas Health Journal explores how Moncrief’s mobile clinic is taking screening and survivor services to patients across North Texas, closer to home, meeting them on their terms.

NBC5 Healthy Lives Matter

It’s a record! NBC5’s 10PM News features a great turnout for free prostate cancer screening at Moncrief, cheered on by Texas Rangers’ great Darren Oliver, Commissioner Roy Brooks and Moncrief’s Shirley Boyce. More than 400 men and the women who love them attended.  Watch here

Smoke-Free Fort Worth

CBS 11 News was there when cancer experts from Moncrief and UT Southwestern Medical Center spoke in favor of a smoke-free ordinance in Fort Worth. Moncrief joined the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, John Peter Smith Health Network and more than 50 organizations backing the new rules in bars and bingo halls.  Watch here



Moncrief offers mammogram services

Early detection is the key to breast cancer survival. The Corsicana Daily Sun features what Moncrief does to ensure women catch cancer early when it’s most treatable – offering free Pap tests, mammograms and follow-up care for underserved women who qualify. Read more

Sorority donates health screenings

Proceeds from the Chi Omega Christmas Market funded dozens of health screenings for women in October aboard the Moncrief $1.1 million mobile health clinic.

CBS 11’s Kaley O’Kelley helped get the word out that free mammograms and Pap tests are available for uninsured women who qualify by calling 800-405-7739.

Moncrief voted "Best Cancer Treatment Center Winner"

Voters in the Star-Telegram 2017 Fort Worthy Awards have named Moncrief Cancer Institute the top cancer center in Tarrant County.

Readers selected Moncrief as the winner of the Health and Wellness category, after online voting ended June 12. Winners were recognized at an August 24th awards ceremony in the Fort Worth Stockyards.