A host of Dallas institutions are conducting ground-breaking research and developing innovative medical techniques every day in areas like oncology, cardiology, neuroscience, women's health, and pediatrics. Bring your conference to Dallas for a much-needed closer look.
The Fight Against Cancer is Here
At Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at UT Southwestern, advances in combination therapy with immunotherapy drugs may be setting a new standard for care of kidney cancer (by doubling response rates from 20% to 40%). Simmons researchers have also identified a feedback loop that precisely maintains levels of a metabolite essential for many cellular processes – which has implications for helping to cure multiple diseases in the future, such as cancer.
Researchers at Children's Medical Center Research Institute discovered that inactivating a certain gene promotes liver tissue regeneration in mammals. This study opens up new areas of research to look at rejuvenating tissues without necessarily increasing cancer risk.
Institutions Working Hard to Research, Prevent & Treat Cancer
Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at UT Southwestern – The only cancer center in North Texas to attain the National Cancer Institute's comprehensive designation.
Children's Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern – Conducting transformative biomedical research, such as stem cell research at Sean Morrison Laboratory, and genetics and disease research at Jian Xu Laboratory.
Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center at Baylor Scott & White Health – This 500,000 square-foot cancer facility – combining research, outpatient and inpatient functions – received a 3-Year Accreditation with Commendation, Gold Level, from the American College of Surgeon's Commission on Cancer.
Major Contribution to the Prevention of Heart Disease
At UT Southwestern Medical Center, researchers are conducting an extensive multiethnic population-based study called the Dallas Heart Study (designed in 1999). Results from this ongoing study have already transformed cardiovascular risk factor identification and management – and have far-reaching implications for heart disease prevention in the future.
At the Heartbeat of Leading-Edge Heart Research
- UT Southwestern Division of Cardiology - Widely recognized as one of the nation's leading heart disease treatment and research centers.
- Soltero Cardiovascular Research Center, Baylor Scott & White Health – Conducting innovative research to understand, prevent and even reverse heart disease.
Pioneering Techniques in Minimally Invasive Surgery
Non-invasive surgery using the da Vinci® Si Surgical System offers an alternative to traditional or laparoscopic techniques, and can lead to significantly less pain, blood loss and scarring, as well as shorter recovery time.
The physicians and staff at Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery (TIRS) at Medical City are pioneers in performing minimally invasive surgery.
Methodist Dallas was the first hospital in the world to receive the General Surgery Epicenter designation by Intuitive Surgical, the maker of the da Vinci® Si Surgical System.
Surgeons at Methodist Dallas were also the first in Texas to perform a robotic kidney auto-transplant using the da Vinci® Si Surgical System.
Pioneers in Burn Care Since 1962
The Parkland Burn Center is one of the largest civilian burn units in the nation – a comprehensive burn unit that provides the newest research, technologies and products for the treatment of burn-related injuries.
For more than 50 years, the Burn Center has been a leader in burn care education, while conducting significant clinical research in the field.
Parkland physicians and staff are pioneers in the treatment of burns, and the center is known worldwide for developing standards in burn care.
Uncovering the Mysteries of the Mind & Its Enemies
Researchers at UT Southwestern have developed a new therapeutic antibody that traps pathological protein aggregates as they move between cells, leading to their clearance from the brain. This discovery about neurodegeneration could revolutionize therapy for patients with common neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease.
Studying zebra finches, researchers at Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute were able to identify a brain circuit crucial to learning language at a young age - an important discovery that addresses the causes of speech disorders. Researchers hope to map neural processes and pinpoint specific genes disrupting vocal learning in patients with other neurodevelopmental communication disorders.
The Centers of Brain Power
Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute at UT Southwestern – Multidisciplinary teams conduct cutting-edge research to determine the biological basis for neurological and psychiatric disorders. They are developing and applying groundbreaking new treatments and patient-centered care.
Methodist Dallas – The advanced neurosciences program includes endovascular neurosurgery, interventional neuroradiology and a dedicated neuro critical care unit.
A Winning Way for Women's Health
Faculty members at UT Southwestern are recognized as the authors of three major OB/GYN textbooks - Williams Obstetrics, Williams Gynecology, and Essential Reproductive Medicine.
UT Southwestern also has the largest obstetrics and gynecology training program in the nation, with a combined total of 100 available residency positions in Dallas and Austin.
Researchers at Baylor Scott & White Research Center are among the first in the U.S. to explore uterus transplantation - a new way for women who do not have the ability to become pregnant.
Making Big Strides for Little Feet
The staff at Texas Scottish Rite are world leaders in the treatment of pediatric orthopedic conditions. In fact, they wrote the definitive textbook on pediatric orthopedics used across the world:
Tachdijan's Pediatric Orthopaedics: From the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.
Children's Medical Center Dallas is the second busiest pediatric health care provider in the nation – providing care through more than 50 pediatric specialty and subspecialty programs, including heart disease, endocrinology, hematology-oncology and cystic fibrosis.
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