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Five cancer researchers recruited to Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center

  The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and its clinical partner, Nebraska Medicine, has added five new translational cancer researchers to its staff in recent months. The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center is Nebraska’s only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center. It is affiliated with the University […]

Nebraska moves into top 10 of healthiest states in U.S.

Liz Kumru Ali Khan, M.D. Nebraska has moved into the top 10 among the healthiest states in the country. In a report issued by the United Health Foundation earlier this month, Nebraska moved up one notch after ranking No. 11 last year. The five states surrounding Nebraska ranked between 18 and 36. “We are heading […]

New Catheter System Navigates and Fixes Arterial Blockage

For approximately 18 million Americans, it’s a disease that affects nearly every step. Walking down the sidewalk or up a flight of stairs causes painful cramping in the hip, thigh or calf muscles. Left untreated, it’s the leading cause of amputation in patients over 50. David Vogel, MD “Those highest at risk for peripheral artery […]

More Lung Cancer Awareness Could Lead to Better Patient Outcomes

Lung cancer is the main cause of cancer related death in the United States and world-wide. The proportion of patients with lung cancer surviving 5 years or greater is a dismal 15 percent. This statistic has not changed substantially in the past 30 years. One of the major causes of the dismal survival seen in […]

New Heart Procedure Helps Mitral Regurgitation Patients

For 78-year-old Viola Foley, nothing brings a bigger smile to her face than talking about family, country music or Nebraska Medicine. “I tell everyone that the nicest doctors in the world work here,” she says. “They saved my life more than once.” After raising nine children in Springfield, Neb., Foley underwent a liver transplant at […]

UNMC flow cytometer among world’s finest

by Kalani Simpson, UNMC public relations Philip Hexley, Ph.D. Philip Hexley, Ph.D., research core facility director at the flow cytometry research facility, likens flow cytometry to a grocery check-out scanner. But instead of scanning bar codes for information, it uses lasers to read cells. A close-up of the flow cell in the new Fortessa X50 […]

Setting the standard in Ebola care

by Elizabeth Kumru, UNMC public relations From left, UNMC Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D, Shelley Schwedhelm, Angela Hewlett, M.D., Phil Smith, M.D., Ali Khan, M.D., M.P.H., John Lowe, Ph.D., and Nebraska Medicine President Brad Britigan, M.D. The successful treatment of two men who had Ebola has turned UNMC and Nebraska Medicine into the go-to institution […]

Second Ebola patient released

by John Keenan, UNMC public relations From left, Phil Smith, M.D., medical director of the Biocontainment Unit at Nebraska Medicine-Nebraska Medical Center and professor of internal medicine/infectious diseases at UNMC, Ashoka Mukpo, and Andre Kalil, M.D., professor of internal medicine/infectious diseases at UNMC. (Photo courtesy Taylor Wilson, Nebraska Medicine) UNMC’s second Ebola patient, Ashoka Mukpo, […]

Pediatric Liver Transplant Program Provides Depth of Experience and Expertise

Nebraska Medicine has been a leader in both adult and pediatric liver transplants since the program was founded in 1985. The program averages approximately 80 adult liver transplants and 20 to 25 pediatric transplants annually. “We are one of the oldest and busiest programs in the country with a very skilled and experienced team of […]

Advances in Brain Tumor Treatment Continue to Progress

Not only is brain cancer very rare, affecting less than 1 percent of the population, brain tumors can be both difficult to diagnose and to treat. There are more than 120 different types of brain tumors that can have varying symptoms ranging from a headache to memory loss or seizures, depending on the tumor’s location […]

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