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UT Southwestern's cancer center earns National Cancer Institute designation
Date:8/4/2010

c science at the cancer center, have been key partners in the center's progress.

"The future of cancer care is the ability to make discoveries that can quickly impact patient care and cancer prevention," Dr. Willson said. "We have a discovery engine of amazing depth that exists in very few other places. What we've been able to do in the last five years is link that engine to our clinical teams so that we can provide not only exquisite patient care and access to the latest treatment and technology, but also the thinking that comes from having a comprehensive care team for every patient."

Dr. Podolsky said: "UT Southwestern has made an institutional commitment to innovation, to investing in new technologies, to recruiting the best medical minds, and to combining our many assets and focusing them on cancer. The NCI designation is a welcome and fitting recognition of those efforts."

Dr. Francisco Cigarroa, chancellor of the UT System, said: "This recognition is a well-deserved tribute to UT Southwestern's outstanding clinicians and researchers who have dedicated their careers to conquering cancer and also to the visionary generosity of the Harold Simmons family and many other selfless donors. Of course, the greatest benefit will be for the patients and their families as we improve their lives through prevention, research and clinical care."

With NCI designation, UT Southwestern enhances its ability to provide patients living in much of the central U.S., including Oklahoma and southern Kansas; western Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana; and eastern New Mexico and Colorado, access to innovative treatments available only at NCI-designated centers.


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Contact: Connie Piloto
connie.piloto@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-3404
UT Southwestern Medical Center
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