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Cancer center attracting top talent

by Karen Burbach, UNMC public relations The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, which will open in 2017, has added five new translational cancer researchers to its staff in recent months. The recruits hail from some of the nation’s top scientific and medical institutions. Collectively, they bring more than $5 million in cancer research funding […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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