Moncrief Institute adds comprehensive cancer services

Moncrief Cancer Center

Comprehensive cancer services, from diagnosis through treatment and rehabilitation are now available at the Moncrief Cancer Institute in Fort Worth.

UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center has brought a team of physician specialists, examination rooms, real-time state-of-the-art imaging capabilities, on-site laboratory and pharmacy services and 14 all-private infusion rooms for chemotherapy to the Moncrief Institute.

The new services will give patients access to the latest clinical trials and second opinions from world-renowned cancer specialists, said Dr. John H. “Jay” Lohrey, medical director of the “Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center Fort Worth.”

The new clinical services are located on the second floor of the Moncrief Institute.

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The Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in North Texas and one of only 68 such centers in the country.

“Since 2009, it has been a National Cancer Institute-designated institute, on par with the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering. It employs internationally renowned physicians and researchers,” Lohrey said at a dedication Monday at the Moncrief Institute.

With Moncrief’s emphasis on screening, community outreach, patient and family education and counseling and the nutritional, emotional, social, mental and spiritual aspects of healing, the clinical services make truly comprehensive care available here in Fort Worth, said Dr. Keith Argenbright, director of the Moncrief Institute.