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UNT Health Science
Center at Fort Worth
Institute for Cancer
The Institute for Cancer Research
at the UNT Health Science Center
was established in 1999 to study all
aspects of cancer. It contributes to
new approaches for cancer preven-
tion, diagnosis and treatment.
The institute explores new anti-
cancer therapies and cancer
prevention methods through a multi-
disciplinary team of researchers.
Among the ICR's members are basic
science, clinical and public health
faculty from the Health Science Cen-
ter, UNT at Denton, Texas Christian
University, the University of Texas at
Arlington, Texas Wesleyan University
and Texas Woman's University.
Ronald Goldfarb, Ph.D., a tumor
immunologist renowned in the field
of cancer research, was recruited by
the Health Science Center to develop
and lead the ICR.
This collaborative group of cancer
experts is gaining national recognition
as an emerging force in the fight
against cancer. The institute was one
of a handful across the nation to
receive an Institutional Research Grant
from the American Cancer Society.
According to the society's review
board, the ICR's application for fund-
ing ranked second among 26 applica-
tions from many of the major cancer
centers across the United States.
Other funding for research projects
comes from the National Cancer
Institute, the National Institute on
Aging and the Department of Defense
breast cancer and prostate cancer
For more information about the
Institute for Cancer Research, visit
its web site at www.hsc.unt.edu/
research/icr.cfm or call (817)
Recognizing that forgetfulness can
be no laughing matter, the UNT
Health Science Center operates a
Memory Clinic for people who are
concerned about their memory but
haven't been diagnosed with demen-
tia. The clinic is the only one of
its kind in North Texas for the
The Memory Clinic uses specialists
in neurology, clinical neuropsychol-
ogy, geriatric psychology, geriatric
medicine, geriatric nursing and geri-
atric social work for its team
approach to memory disorders. It is
operated by the Health Science Cen-
ter's Physicians and Surgeons Med-
ical Group, one of the largest
physician practices in North Texas.
At the Memory Clinic of the UNT Health Science Center are Susan Franks, Ph.D.,
clinical neuropsychologist; Barbara Harty, geriatric nurse practitioner; and James Hall,
Ph.D., clinic coordinator.
Jerry Dugga>m, Ph. [V
UNT Regents Pro.sstor
Dn:gan has influenced thre decaes
of students at LINT His research is
pimarily focused on expneimets
Ielatcd to the semin P i i-io r iRdus-
try. He conducts i~s .searh in
LINT's 7,500-squar-foc acclrator
ab - the largest in Texas that ana-
1yzes nateirials, He has orertaized
16 International Conferences on
the Application of Accelerators in
Research and Industry_
Susan Eve, Ph.D.
NIN professor of sociology
of iolu-io tj )C ixoHikcis
Eve received ore 'ian 070000 from
the Texas i-,gner Odtcation Coo Ii-
natiig Board's Advaneed Research
Plrama to exanire health lisurance
of lowi-income iorkers in Tarrant
County. Tie research is being con-
ducted witi faculty from the UNT
Health Science Center at Fort Worth
and the Llniversit of Tbxas South-
western Medical Center in Dallas.
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