Hello,Kenneth H. Cowan, M.D., Ph.D. 

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center website. The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center is a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer center - a distinction held by only 69 cancer centers in the country. This recognition means the most current and innovative treatment options are available to all patients through the integration of cutting-edge cancer research into state-of-the-art care. Well-established multidisciplinary research programs focus on discovering the mechanisms which cause cancer to develop and translating these discoveries into new approaches for early detection of cancer and new therapies for cancer treatment and cancer prevention as soon as possible.  

The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center also is committed to reaching out to Nebraska communities and providing education on cancer screening and cancer prevention, as well as state-of-the-art treatment protocols to the people of Nebraska. At several annual events, the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center provides free cancer screenings to Nebraska’s underserved populations. In an effort to offer cancer patients in rural Nebraska access to the latest clinical trials, the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center has created an affiliate network of hospitals and physicians across the state. These include Saint Francis Medical Center in Grand Island, Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings, Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte, and Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. The agreement gives the affiliate cancer centers the ability to be recognized for cancer care and be involved in clinical and translational research activities with Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center oncologists, physicians, nurses and pharmacists in those communities. 

It is next to impossible to find a person who has not been touched by cancer. Whether you are a patient, survivor, caregiver, healthcare provider….cancer affects all of us differently, but we all share a common desire: a world that is free of cancer. Thank you again for visiting the site. 

Kind regards,

Kenneth H. Cowan, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center