Cancer Research

Cancer Research

Cancer research is more than just scientists in a laboratory. At Moncrief Cancer Institute, our lab is our entire community – and the people we help. We’re currently engaged in several population-based research studies that span the cancer experience, from prevention and early detection to survivorship.

Breast Cancer Screening and Patient Navigation

Under the direction of Keith Argenbright, M.D., Moncrief Cancer Institute partners with other medical facilities and cancer organizations to provide mammography screenings and diagnostic procedures to women in more than 30 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 2010. Our research-based program eliminates geographic and financial barriers for women who qualify for the program.

Colorectal Cancer Screening and Patient Navigation

Along with UT Southwestern Medical Center, Moncrief is spearheading an evidence-based prevention program designed to boost colorectal cancer awareness. Funded by a three-year grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, the program targets an underinsured, vulnerable population within our community. Participation has increased dramatically by providing a less expensive and more convenient alternative to having a colonoscopy.

Cervical Cancer Screening and Patient Navigation 

Lung Cancer Screening and Patient Navigation 

Hepatitis C Screening and Patient Navigation