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UT Southwestern’s Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center opens new high-tech radiation oncology building

UT Southwestern Medical Center revealed its new $66 million radiation oncology center in April. The center signifies the continued advancement of UT Southwestern’s three-pronged radiation oncology approach: clinical technologies, research facilities, and external resources.

Within the facility, physicians treat ailments such as brain tumors, breast cancer, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, genitourinary cancer, gynecologic cancer, head and neck cancer, lung cancer, lymphoma, and spinal cord tumors. Each major disease site, such as brain, breast, or gastrointestinal cancer, has its own dedicated area. The center is home to a comprehensive mix of cancer treatment technology designed to “increase the safety and effectiveness of radiation therapy.”

According to UT Southwestern, new leading-edge technology will deliver the most advanced treatments. One such innovation is a real-time location tracking system that can let physicians know if patients have been waiting too long or when they are done with a segment of care.

The Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of the top destinations in the nation for patients desiring cancer treatment. The new radiation oncology building, which serves as an outpatient clinic of UT Southwestern’s William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, occupies 63,000 square feet of space and is located on UTSW’s East campus. The new building is the largest individual facility for radiation oncology in North Texas.


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