Medical Professionals

Emerging Therapies for Multiple Myeloma: ASH 2016 Update

The ASH meeting emphasizes the critical importance of continued research efforts. Although 2016 was a very exciting year for multiple myeloma, with the approval of four new drugs, the reality is that the majority of patients will become resistant to all available drugs. Therefore, it is still vitally important that new treatment strategies and new […]

Three Heart Transplants in 34 Hours

When transplant surgeon John Um, MD, walked into Nebraska Medicine – Nebraska Medical Center the morning of April 11, little did he know, it was the start of two very long days. By the evening of April 12, Dr. Um had performed three heart transplants in 34 hours – a personal best for himself and […]

Twin Diagnosed With Rare Form Of Cancer, Brother’s Stem Cells Save Life

By: Channing Barker Posted: Feb 17, 2017 07:39 PM CST Updated: Feb 18, 2017 12:36 AM CST   http://www.nwahomepage.com/news/fox-24/twin-diagnosed-with-rare-form-of-cancer-brothers-stem-cells-save-life/659566107   FAYETTEVILLE, AR. — – Bruce and Blair Johanson have been together since the moment of conception. They now work side by side in Fayetteville. They look, talk and even walk alike. They were told at birth they […]

Longtime UNMC supporter Nancy Armitage dies

by Tom O’Connor, UNMC public relations Nancy Armitage One of UNMC’s longtime supporters, Nancy (Roker) Armitage, died Monday at her home following more than a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. Armitage, who is the wife of James Armitage, M.D., a legendary oncologist at UNMC and its clinical partner, Nebraska Medicine, was 70. Service information A […]

First in Omaha to Perform New Heart Procedure

Interventional cardiologist Haysam Akkad, MD, is the first to use the absorbing stent in Omaha. Jim Makey is competitive by nature. He loves winning and being first. However, being first in Omaha to receive a new absorbing stent, is not something he had in mind. “I bragged to my friends and family that I was […]

Therapy Shows Promising Results for Lymphoma Patients

Julie Vose, MD, chief of Hematology/Oncology, is seen talking with WOWT reporter Brian Mastre and lymphoma patient Amy Cheese, who has experienced tremendous results in Dr. Vose’s clinical trial. It’s the fifth most common type of cancer in U.S. adults. For years, traditional therapies to treat non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) have included chemotherapy, radiation and a […]

HPV-Associated Cancers Continue To Rise; Preventive Vaccine Underused

Omaha’s Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, 68 other national cancer centers urge action to increase national vaccination rates Recognizing a critical need to improve national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV), the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center in Omaha again unites with 68 other National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers in issuing […]

One Year Later, Lung Transplant Patient Shares Journey

Phil Sauvageau Says God and Team at Nebraska Medicine Saved His Life (From left to right:) Aleem Siddique, MD, lung transplant surgical director; Phil Sauvageau, lung transplant patient; and Heather Strah, MD, lung transplant medical director. To find yourself on the brink of death is bound to be a life-changing experience. That’s how Phil Sauvageau […]

Partnerships That Foster The Exchange Of Healthcare Professionals

Mr. Nizar Mamdani, Executive Director, International Healthcare Services, Nebraska Medicine   The University of Nebraska Medical Center/ Nebraska Medicine’s International Healthcare Services (“UNMC”) is a renowned leader in patient care excellence in the United States and is internationally recognized for its innovative programs. It has world-class experts in patient-care, research, education, training and management to enhance […]

Fostering Educational Collaboration in Neurology at UNMC

The Department of Neurological Sciences at University of Nebraska Medical Center/Nebraska Medicine (UNMC), offers highly specialized and individually customized Neurology Preceptorship programs in Parkinson’s, Huntington, Botulinum Toxin Chemo-denervation, Movement Disorders, Deep Brain Stimulation surgery and continuous Levodopa infusion pump therapy. Participation by international healthcare professionals in such program experiences help enhance their skills in specific […]

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