University of Nebraska Medical Center
Kenneth H. Cowan, M.D., Ph.D.
Director
42nd and Emile
Omaha, NE 68198
402-559-4000
Fax: (402) 559-4652
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The mission of the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Eppley Cancer Center is to coordinate basic and clinical cancer research, patient care and educational programs and to facilitate application of new knowledge about the etiology, diagnosis, treatment and the prevention of cancer. The UNMC Eppley Cancer Center, which was initially established in 1983, utilizes and incorporates the expertise and resources from each of the Colleges and Institutes that comprise the University of Nebraska Medical Center as well as its affiliated hospital The Nebraska Medical Center. The Cancer Center also integrates cancer research resources from other academic units of the University of Nebraska (University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Nebraska-Omaha).
The UNMC Eppley Cancer Center is renowned for its basic research programs in chemical carcinogenesis, molecular, cellular and structural biology, and translational research in new therapies. Promising areas of clinical research include investigating antibodies for diagnosing and treating lymphomas and solid tumors, and developing tumor vaccines for colon and breast cancer, to name a few. In the multidisciplinary Peggy D. Cowdery Patient Care Center, part of the Lied Transplant Center, cancer patients are treated by surgical, medical, and radiation oncologists, as well as by supportive care specialists such as genetic counselors, nutritionists, and social workers. At the Lied Transplant Center, patients with cancer and other diseases requiring transplantation benefit from revolutionary treatment strategies in a comfortable, home-like setting. Cooperative Care, a new model of care delivery, enables family members to stay and participate as partners in a patient’s care.
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*Source: National Cancer Institute

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