AccessHope and UT Southwestern Medical Center Collaborate to Expand Cancer Care Access in Southern States

Thursday, June 13, 2024

AccessHope, LLC has recently announced a partnership with UT Southwestern Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, marking it as the seventh National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated center to join their network.

This partnership aims to enhance access to advanced cancer expertise for individuals facing complex cancer diagnoses.

Through this collaboration, oncology experts from Simmons Cancer Center in Dallas will provide specialized clinical insights and guidance on targeted treatments and potential clinical trials to AccessHope's employer plan members and their treating oncologists across Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma.

AccessHope is committed to making the latest advancements in cancer care accessible to patients nationwide, regardless of their location.

By integrating Simmons Cancer Center into their network, AccessHope aims to expand its impact and ensure more individuals benefit from cutting-edge research, clinical insights, and effective treatment plans recommended by top experts in the field.

Simmons Cancer Center, affiliated with UT Southwestern Medical Center, is recognized for its comprehensive approach to cancer care and research.

As the only NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in North Texas, it boasts a multidisciplinary team of 265 clinical and research members across 36 departments.

With substantial research funding and specialized programs focused on kidney and lung cancers, Simmons Cancer Center is at the forefront of developing new therapies and improving patient outcomes.

Director of Simmons Cancer Center, emphasizes their commitment to advancing cancer treatment through groundbreaking research and compassionate patient care. He highlights that partnering with AccessHope allows them to extend their impact beyond North Texas, providing more patients with access to state-of-the-art treatments and personalized care recommendations.

AccessHope has previously partnered with six other prestigious NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers across the United States, demonstrating their dedication to reducing healthcare disparities and ensuring equitable access to high-quality cancer care nationwide.

Their innovative approach aims to connect patients with remote cancer support services, thereby improving treatment outcomes and empowering individuals to receive expert care close to home.



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