Five simple steps for healthy Labor Day grilling

As the nation gears up for the annual celebration honoring American workers, Moncrief Cancer Institute’s dietitian Milette Siler is here to make your Labor Day meal planning healthier (and more flavorful) for friends and family.

“Research shows a clear link between diets high in red and processed meats (like hot dogs and sausages) and an increased risk for colon cancers,” Siler said. “We also know that grilling any meat can cause cancer-causing substances to form.”

Ten Tips for Fitting in Exercise

Exercise is a proven way to lower your risk of cancer, but it can be challenging to find the time for it. Our trainer Lisa Ross offers these 10 practical tips for incorporating exercise into each week. Please remember it’s always advisable to check with your physician prior to starting an exercise program.

Fort Worth Fire to Partner with UT Southwestern on Cancer Research for Firefighters

Fort Worth Fire Chief James Davis

By Alice Barr, NBC 5


Mounting research shows that firefighters are more likely to develop cancer than the general public. But there are few studies that go deeper into the issue. Now the Fort Worth Fire Department is stepping up to shed light on a critical issue for the fire service.

"A lot of us feel like we were born for this job," said Fort Worth Firefighter Ritchie Martin.

M2G Ventures to advance UT Southwestern youth-focused mental health care and research in Fort Worth

From the Fort Worth Business Press, July 2, 2019

As part of their commitment to improving mental health in our society, the founders of M2G Ventures have selected the UT Southwestern Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care (CDRC) – a nationally recognized center of excellence in the research and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder – as the beneficiary of their company’s mental health initiative, the company said in a news release.

Eating Well on Vacation

Vacation is a time to relax, rest, and see and experience new things, including new foods. This is something to be celebrated; but, if you are trying to maintain your good nutrition goals or lose weight, it can be anxiety-inducing. Here are a few tips from our dietitian Milette Siler to help you navigate a healthy eating plan while still enjoying yourself on vacation.

Fruits + Vegetables = Better Outcome for Your Health

Eating five servings of fruits and vegetables daily lowers your risk of several kinds of cancer, heart disease and stroke. Fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants, such as carotenoids.

“We are still studying the exact mechanism, but we know that the pigment, or color, of the fruit or vegetable tells you the family of protective benefit to our cells, which is associated with lower rates of cancer,” said Milette Siler, dietitian at Moncrief Cancer Institute.

Dr. Keith Argenbright on Engaging Hard to Reach Populations

Keith Argenbright MD

By Susan Kirtz, MPH

Power of Pet Therapy

“I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source.” – Doris Day

Cancer center design helping patients heal

Moncrief Cancer Institute is proud to be a part of the Fort Worth AYA Coalition, offering support services free of charge to those ages 18-40 who have had a cancer diagnosis anytime in their lifetime. We offer free monthly cooking classes, yoga, support groups and more. Check out WFAA's story, featuring Dr. Brittany Hall and dietitian Milette Siler, as they follow one of our patients during her journey.

'Extreme Weight Loss' Participant Finds Cancer

After losing close to 150 pounds, Tiffany Humpert found a lump in her breast. Her story aired on Channel 8 WFAA. Find out more about her story here:

A $27 million booster shot to fight cancer

CPRIT grants to UT Southwestern include $1.49 million to Moncrief for lung cancer screening. In addition, a $1.3 million grant will help detect liver cancer risk among patients screened aboard the Moncrief Mobile Clinic.

Click here to read more from the Dallas News.

Click here to read more from UT Southwestern Media Release.

Food as medicine

Moncrief is teaming up with UNT Health Science Center and TCU to train future doctors to eat better – and convince their patients to cook their cancer-fighting recipes. It’s part of a small revolution to make food a part of treatment, rather than relying only on medications.  Read more

Smoke-Free Fort Worth

Covering the new smoke-free policy in Fort Worth, NBC5 included Moncrief’s Community Outreach Coordinator Cameron Anzel who says the policy protects people from cancer-causing second-hand smoke. Watch here

Improving the odds

Moncrief works with hospitals around North and Central Texas to offer free cancer screenings and follow-up diagnostics – something a laid-off Granbury woman needed more than ever when her mammogram showed an abnormality. Read more here


Cancer Expertise Hits the Road

The Texas Health Journal explores how Moncrief’s mobile clinic is taking screening and survivor services to patients across North Texas, closer to home, meeting them on their terms.

NBC5 Healthy Lives Matter

It’s a record! NBC5’s 10PM News features a great turnout for free prostate cancer screening at Moncrief, cheered on by Texas Rangers’ great Darren Oliver, Commissioner Roy Brooks and Moncrief’s Shirley Boyce. More than 400 men and the women who love them attended.  Watch here

Smoke-Free Fort Worth

CBS 11 News was there when cancer experts from Moncrief and UT Southwestern Medical Center spoke in favor of a smoke-free ordinance in Fort Worth. Moncrief joined the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, John Peter Smith Health Network and more than 50 organizations backing the new rules in bars and bingo halls.  Watch here



Moncrief offers mammogram services

Early detection is the key to breast cancer survival. The Corsicana Daily Sun features what Moncrief does to ensure women catch cancer early when it’s most treatable – offering free Pap tests, mammograms and follow-up care for underserved women who qualify. Read more

Sorority donates health screenings

Proceeds from the Chi Omega Christmas Market funded dozens of health screenings for women in October aboard the Moncrief $1.1 million mobile health clinic.

CBS 11’s Kaley O’Kelley helped get the word out that free mammograms and Pap tests are available for uninsured women who qualify by calling 800-405-7739.

Moncrief voted "Best Cancer Treatment Center Winner"

Voters in the Star-Telegram 2017 Fort Worthy Awards have named Moncrief Cancer Institute the top cancer center in Tarrant County.

Readers selected Moncrief as the winner of the Health and Wellness category, after online voting ended June 12. Winners were recognized at an August 24th awards ceremony in the Fort Worth Stockyards.   

New cancer grants

New state grants from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas help Moncrief fight women's cancer, says medical correspondent Carolyn Poirot in Fort Worth Business.

2017 Free prostate cancer screening event

The best test is the test that gets done – that’s the message from NBC5’s Newy Scruggs, baseball great Darren Oliver and Tarrant County Commissioner Roy Brooks at Moncrief’s free prostate screening event.


Fort Worth Texas Magazine features the free services for survivors available on our Mobile Cancer Survivor Clinic. In the magazine's "Be Well" section, you'll see that the clinic also offers free mammograms and cervical screenings for women without insurance. Read more

Major milestones in North Texas' fight against cancer

Millions of dollars are available for cancer sevices for uninsured Texans, thanks to state voters who approved funding for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), as Dr. Keith Argenbright tells Fort Worth Star-Telegram readers. Read more

New fertility hope for young adult cancer patients

Fertility preservation, such as sperm, egg or embryo freezing, will be offered to underserved young adults diagnosed with cancer through a Moncrief/Rutledge Foundation partnership. These services can be expensive and often beyond the reach of young adult patients.