New Lung Transplant Program Expected to Begin Early Summer

Providers anticipate 10 lung transplants in the first year, increasing to 35 to 40 by the third year. One of the biggest supporters of the new lung transplant program is Heather Strah, MD. As director of Lung Transplantation, she plays an integral role in the planning process. Heather Strah, MD “There is definitely a need […]

Letter from the Director | Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center

Today we stand at the forefront of a revolutionary period for cancer research and patient care. For the very first time in history, we have the opportunity to uncover the mystery of cancer. These new findings promise to unlock our understanding of this deadly disease and forever change the way we administer treatment. Very soon, […]

Russian researchers/physicians learn about UNMC

by Tom O’Connor, UNMC public relations Members of the Russian delegation included (left-right) Ludmila Annable (translator), Aleksandr Khilkov (facilitator), Danielle Dohrmann, director of program development, international health and medical education and one of the UNMC hosts of the group, Kira Ageyeva, Dmitriy Kolpakov, Ward Chambers, M.D., executive director, international health and medical education and one […]

Dr. Green’s research led to lymphoma breakthrough

by Kalani Simpson, UNMC public relations Michael Green, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Eppley Institute, A new recruit to the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center begins his UNMC career on the heels of a major contribution to a breakthrough in Hodgkin’s lymphoma treatment. Clinical trial results for the new therapy inspired by his research […]

New insights in lung cancer treatment

APAR KISHOR GANTI, MD In the past decade, we’ve come a long way in our knowledge of lung cancer. Until then, we had only a basic understanding of the tumor cells – and chemotherapy helped only a small percentage of patients. We knew very little about lung cancer cells. We only knew about “small cell […]

A Transplant’s Not the Only Alternative for Children With Intestinal Failure; Rehab is an Option for Most Patients

DAVID F. MERCER, MD, PhD Our intestinal transplant program has a worldwide reputation. We’ve performed more intestinal transplants here at The Nebraska Medical Center than any other single hospital in the world. We helped pioneer the procedure. But whenever possible we prefer not to do it. Rehab for our pediatric intestinal failure patients is so […]

NICU Team Saves Baby Diagnosed With Rare Condition

Genevieve was born with a rare condition called congenital chylothorax. She was hydroptic, collecting fluid in her body tissues and around her lungs. Genevieve was born with a rare condition called congenital chylothorax. “The miracle on 42nd Street,” is how Genevieve Wright’s family describes their strong, resilient little girl. On February 19th, Genevieve was born […]

Collaboration impacts personalized cancer treatment

Babu Guda, Ph.D., associate professor and director of the Bioinformatics Systems Biology Core Facility at UNMC The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center has partnered with IBM to conduct early testing and feedback for IBM’s Watson Genomic Analytics program. The IBM program in minutes identifies relevant mutations and potential drugs that may be considered in […]

Dr. Are is UNMC’s OTICA winner

Chandra Are, M.B.B.S. Chandra Are, M.B.B.S., vice chair of education for the UNMC Department of Surgery, associate professor of surgical oncology, and program director for general surgery residency at UNMC, is a recipient the University of Nebraska’s Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creativity Award (OTICA). Chancellor to speak UNMC Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., will give […]

10/10 Finding Balance

The pain that Rachel Smith felt just under her breastbone was like no pain she had ever felt before. It was debilitating pain; pain that caused her to drop to the floor unable to stand pain. On a scale of one to 10, it was a 10. That’s how Smith remembers her first pancreatitis attack. […]

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