About Us

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The Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases is a multidisciplinary cancer research institute at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha, Nebraska. Created in 1960 with a $2.5 million grant from the Eugene C. Eppley Foundation and funds from the National Institutes of Health and the University of Nebraska, the Eppley Institute currently has 31 faculty members who conduct basic and translational cancer research in state-of-the-art laboratories. 

The purpose of the Institute, dedicated in 1963, was to provide a research center that could perform and encourage fundamental studies leading to:

  • A better understanding of the causes of cancer.
  • The improvement of methods for diagnosis of cancer.
  • The improvement of methods for the treatment and prevention of cancer and similar disorders.