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Study aims to improve pancreatic cancer therapies

by John Keenan, UNMC public relations Pankaj Singh, Ph.D. Pankaj Singh, Ph.D., professor in the Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases, is the corresponding author of a paper published this month in the journal “Cancer Cell.”Dr. Singh’s paper, “MUC1 and HIF-1alpha Signaling Crosstalk Induces Anabolic Glucose Metabolism to Impart Gemcitabine Resistance to […]

Remarkable Recovery: Local boy thriving after triple organ transplant

Alex Leach had never had food or even tried water in his life. But now, after a triple organ transplant, Alex’s life is brand new. But as you’ll see in this story from WDAY, his zest for life will never change. http://www.wday.com/news/4293430-remarkable-recovery-local-boy-thriving-after-triple-organ-transplant

Robotic Thyroid Surgery Doesn’t Leave a Visible Scar

We’re One of a Few Academic Medical Centers Offering Robotic Thyroidectomies Katie O’Callaghan was working the checkout line at her parents’ grocery store in Hastings, Nebraska, when a customer noticed a lump on O’Callaghan’s neck. The 24 year old, who was four months pregnant with her first child, brought it up at her next OB/GYN […]

Patient Shares Emotional Story of Her Quest for a Kidney

Below is a Blog Written by Kimberly Pilar, Kidney Transplant Patient I was first diagnosed with kidney failure in January 2004 when I was just 20 years old. I was in my third year of college at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. Everything changed that day. I was no longer a normal college […]

Effective Parkinson’s Management Requires Comprehensive Care by Multidisciplinary Team

Danish Bhatti, MD The needs of Parkinson’s patients are very diverse and become even more complex as the disease progresses. “If we can get to them early on, we can initiate changes that are so important in making meaningful impact,” says Danish Bhatti, MD, neurologist and co-director of the Parkinson’s Disease Clinic at Nebraska Medicine, along […]

One of the Largest Living-Donor Kidney Transplant Chains

Nine Donors and Nine Recipients Meet Face-to-face for the First Time All 18 donors and recipients attended the June 8 press conference. Fourteen weeks after being part of the largest internal living-donor kidney transplant chain in Nebraska history, 18 people from different cities, states and backgrounds met face-to-face for the first time. The week of […]

Bariatric Surgery: A Growing Solution for Obesity

Obesity is a national health issue in this country with more than one third of all U.S. adults considered to be overweight. Bariatric surgery has become a growing solution for obese individuals. “For many obese individuals, surgery provides the most effective long-term solution for weight loss when other methods have failed,” says Vishal Kothari, MD, […]

Nebraska Medicine Announces Availability of Breakthrough New Treatment for Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease

Nebraska Medicine is among the first in the United States to offer a new treatment recently cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to provide relief for patients suffering from the painful symptoms of peripheral artery disease, or PAD – a condition caused by a build-up of plaque that blocks blood flow in […]

From Transplant to the NICU, Family Relies on Nebraska Medicine

Phil Sauvageau (pictured in black) visits his daughter and grandson in the NICU at Nebraska Medicine. For the Sauvageau family, “Serious Medicine. Extraordinary Care.” isn’t just a slogan. They’ve witnessed it time and time again at Nebraska Medicine. On January 24, 2016, Phil Sauvageau received the first lung transplant with Nebraska Medicine’s reignited program. For […]

My Doctor, My Friend

Galen Furstenau is a retired farmer from Tilden, Nebraska. Finding a doctor you trust is a relief. Finding a doctor who becomes your friend is rewarding. Finding a doctor who saves your life is invaluable. Fortunately, I was able to find all three in the same person – James Armitage, MD, an oncologist/hematologist at Nebraska Medicine. My relationship with Dr. […]

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