Cancer research is more than just scientists in a laboratory. For Moncrief Cancer Institute, our lab is our community – and the people we help. We’re currently engaged in numerous population-based research studies. The studies cut across the cancer experience from prevention and early detection to survivorship.
Breast Cancer Screening and Navigation: Under the direction of Dr. Keith Argenbright, Moncrief Cancer Institute and UT Southwestern Harold C. Simmons Cancer Center partner with other medical facilities and cancer organizations to provide mammography screenings and diagnostics to reach women in 17 outlying counties surrounding Tarrant County. The Breast Screening Prevention and Navigation Program, funded by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), has screened thousands of women since its inception on June 1, 2010. Our research-based program eliminates geographic and financial barriers for women who qualify for the program.
Colorectal cancer screening: Moncrief Cancer Institute is a vital partner in a UT Southwestern Medical Center evidence-based prevention program designed to boost colorectal cancer awareness at the area's safety-net health system, JPS Health Network. Funded by a two-year CPRIT grant, the program targets an under-insured, vulnerable population in our community.
Community Survivorship Program: Moncrief Cancer Institute is collaborating with Fort Worth area hospitals and community cancer organizations in a recently created Survivorship Clinic. The study helps identify social, financial and health needs among those who have survived any type of cancer. Study participants are offered one-on-one consultations with an oncology nurse, specialized fitness trainer, dietitian and clinical psychologist. The program’s goal is to help survivors develop a healthy lifestyle and reduce the future risk of cancer.