our mission

Cancer Care Services supports cancer patients, cares for caregivers, and empowers survivors to reduce the impact of cancer in Tarrant County.

inclusiveness statement

We actively seek to promote access, equity, and inclusiveness; and to stand against discrimination based on race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, religion, or any factors that deny the humanity of all people.

Cancer Care Services’ policies reflect the principle that organizational performance is greatly enhanced when people with different backgrounds and perspectives are engaged in an organization’s activities and decision-making process.

First ratified by the Board of Directors in 2010, this statement was updated and re-approved in 2018. We welcome your input and participation as we continue to fulfill our mission.

Please share your thoughts with us by emailing James Earl, Director of Outreach and Health Equity.

Mission and History

Our history

In 1946, the mission and history of Cancer Care Services began with a group of Fort Worth physicians. These leaders observed that many low-income cancer patients faced financial and practical challenges. 

Together with other community leaders, Cancer Care Services created a unique and inventive organization for cancer patients in the local community.
Cancer Care paid the salary of the first oncology nurse at John Peter Smith Hospital and opened the first breast and cervical cancer detection clinic in Tarrant County.
Hired the first oncology social worker in Tarrant County
Hired the first breast cancer navigator in the area.
Added registered oncology dieticians to program team.
Created a counseling program by hiring licensed counselors.
Advocacy was added to our services and a team of staff visited with State lawmakers to encourage their support of the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas.
Cancer Care hired a financial advocate to assist those impacted by the financial trauma of cancer.
Created an Outreach Team by adding two community health workers to increase health knowledge and self-sufficiency through activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support, and advocacy.
Though community partnerships, the Outreach Team began promoting and facilitating cancer and health screening events within medically underserved areas.

"Community leaders including the then mayor, had this vision 75 years ago, that the community needed to recognize the tremendous need of the cancer survivor, family, and friends."

Cancer Care Services uses a social work navigation model to reduce disparities and distress in our community. Cancer Care offers financial, emotional, and educational resources to improve patient access to care and the efforts of healthcare professionals. Together we can support our community’s ability to care for patients and their families. Your help = hope for those impacted by cancer!


Helping you LIVE with cancer.