Dr. Argenbright is a professor in the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Peter O’Donnell Jr. School of Public Health at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He serves as the Director of the Center for Translational Medicine’s Leadership and Mentoring Program. In addition to his role at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dr. Argenbright is the Director of Moncrief Cancer Institute, an affiliate of Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center. Moncrief Cancer Institute is a non-profit, community-based cancer prevention and support center, providing services spanning the cancer continuum of care, including public education and outreach, cancer prevention and early detection, behavioral and nutritional counseling, genetic testing and counseling, survivorship services, and population research.
In 2010, Moncrief Cancer Institute received its first prevention grants from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas for its breast and colorectal cancer screening and patient navigation programs. Several years later, Moncrief also received CPRIT-funded grants for its cervical and lung cancer screening and patient navigation programs. To date, Moncrief Cancer Institute has received 13 CPRIT grants totaling nearly $26 million dollars for four cancer screening programs. These grants fund screening and navigation services for the uninsured and underserved in North and Central Texas. Through its 13-year partnership with CPRIT, Moncrief Cancer Institute has helped Texans Conquer Cancer by providing 120,374 clinical services and detecting 995 cancer precursors and 1,220 cancers. Dr. Argenbright is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed a family practice residency at John Peter Smith Hospital and a Master of Medical Management at Carnegie Mellon University.Sessions: