University of Nebraska Medical Center

An NCI-Designated Cancer Center

The Fred & Pamela Buffet Cancer Center has been a leader in the fight against cancer for more than 40 years.

Those years include our time known as the UNMC Eppley Cancer Center. As the only NCI-designated cancer center in Nebraska, we are integrating cutting-edge research into state-of-the-art care.

Our scientists collaborate with clinicians across Nebraska through UNMC's partner, Nebraska Medicine. 

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A Message From Our Director

Joann Sweasy, PhD, an internationally recognized expert in the genetics, cell biology, and biochemistry of DNA repair, is director of the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center. Read Dr. Sweasy's message about the cancer center's role and impact.

Joann B. Sweasy, PhD


Members of the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center include world-class researchers across the University of Nebraska with active cancer research funding.

Impactful Research

Learn about our cancer research programs and the discoveries being made by our researchers, as well as available research services.

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Reaching Out

We are dedicated to educating the public on the importance of cancer prevention and early detection, reaching across the Nebraska through screenings, speakers, events and the Breast Health Navigation Program.

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