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Center for Oncology Education & Research

The goal of TCU’s Center for Oncology Education & Research is to provide opportunities for interdisciplinary, collaborative learning and research between university faculty, students and community partners regarding cancer care and survivorship concerns.

  • Undergraduate and graduate nursing oncology curricula and certification
  • Interdisciplinary research by TCU faculty and students
  • Continuing education of oncology nurses and the public regarding cancer prevention, treatment, and survivorship

TCU Nursing is the only nursing program in the nation with a designated Oncology Emphasis track.



The Center for Oncology Education & Research was established in 2007, in part with a gift from UT Southwestern Moncrief Cancer Foundation. Since its founding, the center has had a significant impact on students, research and patients.

  • More than 300 undergraduates have completed its programs
  • More than 2,000 health care professionals and more than 1,000 community members have been educated on cancer-related topics
  • Supports faculty in oncology research
  • Hosts and participates in cancer-related programming, such as the Annual Cowtown Oncology Nursing Symposium
  • Partners with national cancer research teams on state and national studies


For more information about the Center for Oncology Education & Research, please contact:

Suzy Lockwood PhD, MSN, RN, OCN, FAAN
Director, Center for Oncology Education & Research