Cancer Prevention and Control (CPCP)

The goals of the developing Cancer Prevention and Control Program (CPCP) at the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center are to determine environmental factors and lifestyle choices that influence each patient’s susceptibility to developing cancer by utilizing state-of-the-art technology for genetic testing, identifying biomarkers for cancer, developing treatment for cancer prevention and providing counseling for nutrition and tobacco cessation. The program is organized along four major themes: 

  • Symptom management - Researchers will address effective management of symptoms through development of an individualized treatment and care plan for each patient.
  • Reduction of disease complications - Treatment plans personalized for each patient will reduce complications associated with cancer.
  • Improved quality of life - Scientists will utilize methods of managing symptoms and reducing disease complications to provide cancer patients with improved levels of satisfaction with life.
  • Survivorship - Issues researched in this area include fatigue, osteoporosis and neuropathy experienced by cancer survivors, and how these affect a survivor’s quality of life.

Program Leaders:

Ann M. Berger, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN

Ann M. Berger, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN

Professor, College of Nursing

402-559-4957

aberger@unmc.edu

Amr Soliman, M.D., Ph.D.

Amr Soliman, M.D., Ph.D

Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology

Assoc. Director Cancer Prevention & Control, Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center

402-559-3976

amr.soliman@unmc.edu

 

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