Lymphoma Treatment & Options
Patients from around the world come to The Nebraska Medical Center for the most advanced lymphoma treatment options including blood and marrow transplantation. Patients are offered participation in the latest lymphoma clinical trials conducted by the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Discoveries made in laboratories are implemented into comprehensive lymphoma treatment plans, improving success rates. The medical center offers:
- Hodgkin's disease treatment
- non-Hodgkin's lymphomas treatment
- mantle cell lymphoma treatment
- burkitt lymphoma treatment and
- treatment for other neoplastic hematologic disorders
Since its founding 25 years ago, physicians and researchers at The Nebraska Medical Center program have been pioneers in the field and are recognized internationally for a number of ground-breaking advancements, such as the study and introduction of autologous transplantation by James Armitage, MD and his colleagues. Autologous transplantation, uses a patient’s own stem cells and reduces rejection issues.
- Lymphoma doctors
- Surgical oncologists
- Internal medicine specialists
- Oncology certified nurses
- Social workers
- Rehabilitation specialists
- Medical oncologists
- Radiation oncologists
- Case managers
- Pain management
The Nebraska Lymphoma Study Group (NLSG) brings community oncologists and pathologists and their counterparts together to provide the very best in lymphoma treatment to patients with Hodgkin's disease, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and other neoplastic hematologic disorders. Patients are afforded the opportunity of staying in their hometown to receive state-of-the-art treatment while having access to the expertise and resources of an academic health sciences center. Nearly 4,000 patients have been treated and more than 40,000 biopsies reviewed since the study group was formed in 1982.
- National Cancer Institute (NCI) Designation
- National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
- Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT)
- Magnet Status awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
- Oncology Certified Nurses
- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, Blue Distinction Center for Complex and Rare Cancers
The majority of cancer doctors are trained to treat a variety of cancers. Lymphoma patients at The Nebraska Medical Center are treated by four doctors dedicated to lymphoma. Trained pathologists are able to specifically identify over 40 different types of lymphoma, making decisions regarding the best treatment strategy more effective.
Call 800-922-0000 to make an appointment with a lymphoma doctor. For clinic location and hours use the Find a Physician link.
Topics in this article include:
- Signs and symptoms of Hodgkin Disease
- Risk Factors for Hodgkin Disease
- How Hodgkin Disease is diagnosed
- Treatment for Hodgkin Disease
Topics in this article include:
- Signs and symptoms of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
- Risk Factors for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
- How Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma is diagnosed
- Treatment for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Patients who visit The Nebraska Medical Center for treatment of hematological and solid tumor malignancies have the opportunity to consider options beyond standard of care. The collaboration between the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s researchers and The Nebraska Medical Center’s cancer physicians allows the discoveries, made in the laboratories, to be transitioned to the patient.
At any point and time, there are 40 active studies that patients can consider for treatment and/or research purposes. These studies typically are Phase I (testing the best way to give a new treatment and the best dose), Phase I/II (studying the safety, dosage levels, and response to a new treatment), Phase II (testing whether a new treatment has an anticancer effect and whether it works against a certain type of cancer), and Phase III (comparing the results of people taking a new treatment with the results of people taking the standard treatment) studies.
Expenses associated with participating in clinical trials vary from trial to trial. Many studies are covered by funding, while insurance companies and Medicare have varying levels of coverage for services associated with clinical trial participation. The expenses associated with a study will be reviewed with trial participants prior to entering a clinical trial. We do recommend that patients check with their insurance companies regarding coverage of services/treatments prior to starting a study. For a complete listing of clinical trials offered to patients of The Nebraska Medical Center, click here.
- In 2008 The Nebraska Medical Center treated a total of 469 Lymphoma patients.
- Over the past three years more than 1,500 Lymphoma patients have been treated by the expert staff at The Nebraska Medical Center.
- Fifteen clinical trials conducted at The University of Nebraska Medical Center in partnership with The Nebraska Medical Center have resulted in ten new FDA approved products for lymphomas treatment and supportive care.
- Since 1990, over three thousand patients at The Nebraska Medical Center have consented to participate in lymphoma research studies.
The Nebraska Medical Center is proud to offer one of the most respected oncology/hematology departments in the country. People from across the United States and around the world visit The Nebraska Medical Center to receive innovative treatment from some of the top specialists in the world. And now this expertise in cancer care is available at two convenient locations.
The Nebraska Medical Center, main campus
Lied Transplant Center – 3rd floor
The Cowdery Care Center in Midtown is a hospital based outpatient clinic and treatment center. Parking is available at the Lied Transplant Center. Free valet services are available.
If your appointment is at the Cowdery Care Center, please check in at the front desk. Our staff will take a photocopy of your ID and insurance card before notifying the physician of your arrival.
West Omaha location
The Village Pointe Cancer Center is an outpatient clinic and treatment center in west Omaha. Parking is available in front of the building.
If your appointment is at the Village Pointe Cancer Center, check in at the clinic on the second level. Our staff will take a photocopy of your ID and insurance card before notifying the physician of your arrival.