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CAR T-Cell Therapy Now Offered at Nebraska Medicine

After the T cells are collected from the patient, they are sent to a California lab to be restimulated to fight their own lymphoma. They are then returned to Nebraska Medicine to be reintroduced to the patient. Seeking Patients with Relapsed B-Cell Lymphomas for Clinical Trial It’s the fifth most common type of cancer for […]

Nebraska ranks as 10th healthiest state

by Elizabeth Kumru, UNMC public relations Ali S. Khan, M.D., M.P.H., dean of the College of Public Health, traveled the state in 2014 to talk with stakeholders about how to improve the state’s health indicators. His goal is to have Nebraska rank as the healthiest state in the U.S. by 2020. Ali S. Khan, M.D., […]

Dr. Smith attends State of the Union

Philip Smith, M.D. U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse hosted Philip Smith, M.D., medical director of the Nebraska Medicine Biocontainment Unit, as his guest at Tuesday night’s State of the Union Address. Dr. Smith, a professor of internal medicine-infectious diseases at UNMC, leads the specialized Nebraska team that treated three Ebola patients last year. “By risking their […]

UNMC trial explores injectable HIV medications

by Kalani Simpson, UNMC public relations Study coordinator Angela Felton-Coleman performs an injection as study coordindator Frances Van Meter looks on. Study coordinator Angela Felton-Coleman performs an injection as study coordindator Frances Van Meter looks on. A potential new drug-delivery system, being tested in UNMC’s HIV Clinic as part of a clinical trial, might not […]

Lydiatt new vice chair of NCCN thyroid guidelines panel

by Mallory Car, UNMC public relations   William Lydiatt, M.D. William Lydiatt, M.D., professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery in the UNMC College of Medicine, has been appointed vice chair of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Thyroid Guidelines Panel. A member of the head and neck committee since the 1990s, Dr. Lydiatt is excited […]

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 […]

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 […]

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