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 […]

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. […]

A Standing Ovation

Cora Christensen describes her care at The Nebraska Medical Center like that of a well-rehearsed symphony — a welcome relief when much of her health over the past 30 years has been more like an opera with its share of tragic moments. Having the right care in competent and experienced hands not only saved her […]

Keeping Hope Alive | Personalized Brain Cancer Treatment

No one wants to hear the word cancer. But if there is one cancer that you would least like to hear come from your doctor’s mouth, it would probably be brain cancer. While brain cancer is very rare, affecting less than 1 percent of the population, it also has one of the least favorable outcomes. […]

Grant will help lab’s efforts to battle ovarian cancer

by John Keenan, UNMC public relations Cheng Wang, Ph.D. Cheng Wang, Ph.D., assistant professor, obstetrics/gynecology, recently received a grant to study the initiation and progression of ovarian cancer. The $70,000 grant came from Colleen’s Dream Foundation and local community efforts in Harlan, Iowa. About the Foundation Colleen’s Dream Foundation started in 2012 and supports research […]

Nebraska Medicine named to 100 Great Hospitals list

by Nebraska Medicine public relations For the second straight year, Becker’s Hospital Review has named Nebraska Medicine, UNMC’s primary clinical partner, to its list of “100 Great Hospitals in America.” The prestigious list includes some of the most prominent, forward-thinking and focused health care facilities in the nation. Becker’s list To see the complete 2015 […]

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