The Moncrief Cancer Institute in Fort Worth, Texas

Funds for a new building to house the Moncrief Cancer Institute in Fort Worth were donated to UT Southwestern by W.A. “Tex” Moncrief in 2003. After its initial affiliation with UT Southwestern in 1999, the program expands its focus to serve multiple counties surrounding Tarrant County.

The Moncrief Cancer Institute is a nonprofit, community-based early detection and support center in Fort Worth. This Institute is part of UT Southwestern’s Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, which is the only National Cancer Institute-designated center in North Texas. Moncrief Cancer Institute offers an exceptional level of academic medical expertise in cancer services.


Man presenting famed photo to another man

Dr. Daniel Podolsky, President of UT Southwestern, gifts a framed photo of the Moncrief Center to Tex Moncrief.

The Moncrief Cancer Institute was started by W. A. Moncrief in 1966 when his son, W. A. “Tex” Moncrief Jr., lost his 8-year-old daughter to leukemia. The institute’s mission is to make patient treatment, clinical trials, and a variety of cancer-related research more accessible to Fort Worth-area citizens.

My family has been touched by cancer and we therefore take the fight against cancer very personally and very seriously. We want to defeat this horrible disease while in the meantime ensuring our community has every resource necessary to offer the best cancer care and treatment for our fellow citizens.

-Tex Moncrief

Service to Community

A Philanthropic Legend

Tex Moncrief served on the University of Texas Board of Regents from 1987 to 1993, was named to the Texas Philanthropy Hall of Fame in 2001 and, in 2008, was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus by the
University of Texas Exes.