Cancer Care

If you have cancer, get care from the best.

That's why people from all over the region, across the country and even worldwide, come to Nebraska Medicine for their cancer care.

Nebraska Medicine provides the most comprehensive cancer care in the region using the most advanced and innovative treatments.

Nebraska Medicine and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) are proud to announce the opening of the new Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center in the spring 2017 to ensure Nebraskans and patients throughout the region have convenient and quick access to the latest breakthroughs in cancer therapy.

One of the cornerstones of the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center is the integration of clinical medicine with high-tech cancer research to accelerate new therapies for patients.

The new facility will include three areas dedicated to cancer: a 10-story, 98-laboratory research tower named the Suzanne and Walter Scott Cancer Research Tower; an eight-story, 108-bed inpatient treatment center named the C.L. Werner Cancer Hospital; and a multidisciplinary outpatient center. Patients undergoing cancer treatment at Nebraska Medicine also have access to our 24/7 Infusion Center at the Peggy D. Cowdery Patient Care Center, which serves as both a treatment center and 24/7 urgent-care-type facility. A rare offering in the region.

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Why Consider Nebraska Medicine for Your Cancer Treatment

Leading Edge Treatment and Care

Today, there are a multitude of choices available for cancer treatment. Our cancer experts use a multi-disciplinary approach to care with a team of experts who will help you navigate through the many decisions available in cancer treatment including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted therapies and immunotherapy, and blood and bone marrow transplant. Your cancer care team will develop a personalized treatment plan in a collaborative approach based on your cancer type and personal wishes. This is modern day cancer care.


World Class Team of Experts

Nebraska Medicine has nationally recognized programs in chemotherapy and medical treatment, radiation therapy, surgical oncology and clinical trials.


Leaders in Research and Clinical Trials

Many of our specialists are very involved in research to find new treatments and cures for all types of cancer. This affords our doctors the opportunity to take part in some of the most current clinical trials, giving you early access to the newest drugs and most advanced treatment options before they become widely available. Using the most advanced biomedical and technical tools allows for targeted medicine and personalized therapies for each patient. Research areas of focus include:

  • Genome Research
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Translational Research
  • Clinical Research


Addressing Your Personal Care Needs

Addressing a patient’s physical, educational, emotional and spiritual needs are important aspects of providing a more complete and holistic approach to care. A host of amenities and supportive services are available to help meet these needs. This includes personal care services such as wigs, wig fittings, prosthetic and bra fittings, yoga, massage therapy, skin care and make-up lessons specifically geared for people with or recovering from cancer.

Cancer Support Services

Finding out that you have cancer can be a very emotional and difficult time. You will likely have many questions and issues to work through. We will be with you every step of the way. Nebraska Medicine offers a host of cancer support services to help you with your physical, emotional, educational and financial needs.

We're Here for You Long After Your Treatment

Our Survivorship Clinic is designed to help you deal with the emotional and physical challenges cancer can leave behind such as fear of recurrence, physical and medical long-term side effects and helping you return to a normal life again. It will also help you transition back into the care of your primary care physician.


Accreditations and Awards

Our cancer services are accredited by the most prestigious organizations in the nation to treat the rarest forms of cancer, tumors and malignancies.




The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC)

CoC accreditation challenges cancer programs to enhance the care they provide by addressing patient-centered needs and measuring the quality of the care they deliver against national standards.


The National Cancer Institute (NCI)

As the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Nebraska, the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center provides the best in science and clinical practice. Our goal is to become an NCI “Comprehensive Cancer Center,” a top designation shared by only 45 centers in the U.S.

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), a not-for-profit alliance of 25 of the world’s leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education, is dedicated to improving the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care so that patients can live better lives.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology Quality Oncology Practice Initiative

Nebraska Medicine has been recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. The QOPI® Certification Program (QCP™) certifies oncology practices that meet nationally recognized standards for cancer care. This certification reaffirms our commitment to providing patients with high quality cancer care.



Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska Blue Distinction Center for Complex & Rare Cancers

Nebraska Medicine is the first and only hospital in the state to receive the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, Blue Distinction Center for Complex and Rare Cancers. Blue Distinction Centers for Complex and Rare Cancers were developed in strategic collaboration with the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN).

  • Adult Bone Marrow/Stem Cell
  • Pediatric Bone Marrow/Stem Cell
  • Acute Leukemia - Inpatient, Non-Surgical
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bone Cancer - Primary
  • Brain Cancer - Primary
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gastric Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancers
  • Liver Cancer - Primary
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcomas
  • Thyroid Cancer

Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium

The Big Ten cancer centers have united to transform the conduct of cancer research through collaborative, hypothesis-driven, highly translational oncology trials that leverage the scientific and clinical expertise of Big Ten universities. The Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium creates a unique team-research culture to drive science rapidly from ideas to treatment-changing paradigms. Within this innovative environment, today’s research leaders collaborate with and mentor the research leaders of tomorrow with the unified goal of improving the lives of all patients with cancer.

U.S. News and World Report

Nebraska Medicine has been ranked among the nation’s best hospitals in cancer by U.S. News and World Report in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016. In 2015, 75% of the top cancer doctors in Nebraska according to U.S. News & World Report, worked at Nebraska Medicine.