Our Cause


Through our partnership with the American Cancer Society, we hope to give cancer the boot – for good. And you can help us! Did you know that in our more than 40 years of events, Cattle Baron’s Ball has raised nearly $70 million towards the ongoing pursuit of a cure for cancer? And most of that has stayed right here in North Texas.

Join the fight and help us continue to make a difference! Cattle Baron’s Ball continues to support the American Cancer Society in the following incredible ways:

  • Provided more than 30,000 services to cancer patients in North Texas
  • Gave 7,414 rides to and from treatment
  • More than 1,500 free wigs were provided free of charge to cancer patients
  • More than 1,000 breast cancer patients were visited by our Reach to Recovery volunteers
  • Helped to enact strong state and local smoke-free laws that protect workers and the public from the dangers of secondhand smoke
  • Connected patients with more than 64,000 different treatment options, through our Clinical Trials Matching Service
  • Found the link between cigarette smoking and lung cancer

Everyone knows someone affected by cancer. From attending the ball to purchasing a raffle ticket, get involved with Cattle Baron’s Ball however you can and help us continue making a difference! Click here to learn more about the American Cancer Society.


James A. Bibb, PhD 
UT Southwestern Medical Center
The Development of New Treatment Strategies for MEN2 Cancer

Rolf A. Brekken, PhD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Fibulin-5 as a Regulator of Tumor Angiogenesis 

Michael S. Businelle, PhD
UT School of Public Health
Socioeconomic Disparities in Smoking Cessation: Identifying the Mechanisms 

Hector L. Franco, PhD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Expression and Function of Novel Long Non-Coding RNAs in Breast Cancer

Rene L. Galindo, MD, PhD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
New Pathways Underlying Rhabdo Myosarcoma Pathogenesis 

Darla E. Kendzor, PhD
UT School of Public Health
Pathways Between Socioeconomic Status and Behavioral Cancer Risk Factors

Corbin E. Meacham, PhD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Functional Dissection of the Leukemia Cell Niche 

SangKon Oh, PhD
Baylor Research Institute
Antibody-Based Combination Immunotherapy against Prostate Cancer

Julie Pfeiffer, PhD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Ribavirin Uptake as a Determinant of Hepatitis C virus Treatment Response

Venuprasad Poojary, PhD
Baylor Research Institute
Ubiquitin-medicated Regulation of Tak1 and Tumor-associated Inflammation

Pier Paolo Scaglioni, MD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Identification of Critical Components of the K-RAS Network in Lung Cancer



Curtis Thorne, PhD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Mechanisms of Homeostasis and Drug Resistance in Colonic Epithelial Cells (Mentor: Steven Altschuler)



Jing Wang, PhD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
High Quality Low-dose CBCT for Image-Guided and Adoptive Radiation Therapy



James Willson, MD
UT Southwestern Medical Center 
Institutional Research Grant  

Jiang Wu, PhD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Epigenetic Regulation of Mammalian Sonic Hedgehog Signaling Pathway



Qing Zhong, MD, PhD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Molecular Mechanism of P13KC3 and Autophagy in Tumorigenesis