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National Cancer Institute Renews Simmons Cancer Center’s coveted comprehensive accreditation

According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Harold C. Simmons comprehensive Cancer Center’s comprehensive status has been reaffirmed, reinforcing its status as one of the country’s top cancer research facilities in the country.

It’s estimated that in the United States there are 71 NCI-designated cancer centers, 51 of which are comprehensive cancer centers. Their leadership in cancer research is recognized by this designation, which also places them within a nationwide infrastructure that advances cancer research and patient care by integrating laboratory-based, clinically oriented, and population-based research with public awareness campaigns as well as outreach activities and training.

The NCI comprehensive designation was renewed shortly after U.S. News & World Report placed the Simmons Cancer Center in the top 25 of hundreds of cancer facilities throughout the country.Radiation Oncology was expanded this summer, and the Outpatient Care Tower will be nine stories and 300,000 square feet when it opens in 2022 at the Simmons Cancer Center.

In terms of translational cancer research and care, the Simmons Cancer Center has reached unprecedented heights. In addition, this honor reinforces our dedication to combating cancer utilizing the latest laboratory and translational findings, clinical trials, interdisciplinary patient care. Dr. Carlos L. Arteaga says it’s a privilege to manage a cancer center with some of the world’s top physicians and researchers.The Simmons Cancer Center at UT Southwestern, one of the nation’s finest medical facilities, uses an interdisciplinary approach to cancer research and treatment.Two hundred and forty-five people work at the Simmons Cancer Center, including Nobel Prize-winning physician Bruce Beutler, M.D.

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