Defeating Cancer. Like Only Nebraska Can.

The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center is transforming the way cancer is prevented, diagnosed and treated. By harnessing the most advanced biomedical and technological tools available, experts at the cancer center work to identify the drivers behind these pervasive diseases to create a precision-based approach to revolutionize cancer treatment and prevention.

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Relentless Focus on Student Access and Success

Graduate students play an essential role in the advancement of innovative research at the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center. The center aims to recruit and retain the best and brightest students whose abilities contribute to the cancer center’s goals in critical research areas.

Enhancing Faculty, Academic and Clinical Excellence

Faculty members at the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center come from around the globe, bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise to share with their students and impact the lives of patients. Endowed faculty positions are essential to attracting and retaining these talented clinical and research scientists.

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Sunil Hingorani, MD, PhD..University of Nebraska Medical Center portrait
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Transformational Research and Innovation

Nationally recognized experts at the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center are conducting groundbreaking research with the potential to transform cancer prevention and treatment and ultimately defeat cancer. These critical research areas include: precision medicine, targeted drug discovery, immunotherapy, cancer prevention and cancer survivorship. Private investment will build on this work and support several disease-specific cancer research centers of excellence, including breast, lung, pancreatic, prostate, leukemia and lymphoma, skin and colon.

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The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center has impacted thousands of lives and provided hope and healing to innumerable people. But cancer continues to devastate millions of families each year, and there is more work to do. With private support, the world-class experts at the cancer center can continue their lifesaving work. Together, we can move closer to our goal of eliminating cancer in Nebraska and beyond.


 The Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center serves all Nebraskans with cancer through cutting edge research and exceptional clinical care in partnership with communities across the State

– Joann Sweasy, PhD
Director, Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center


Research Program Development Funds

Funds will bolster expansion of cancer research centers of excellence in strategic priorities and advance research in precision medicine, immunotherapy, drug discovery, cancer prevention and survivorship.

Nebraska Clinical Trials Network

Funds will support research nurses, data managers and the clinical research infrastructure at the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center and at hospitals and clinics so all patients across Nebraska have access to clinical trials.

Community Outreach and Engagement

Private support will enhance community partnerships to develop increased access to state-of-the-art cancer screening and cancer care.

Endowed Chairs and Professorships

Funds will be used to recruit 10-15 new cancer research faculty members to the cancer center, offering an essential means to attract and retain talented and experienced teachers, researchers and scientists.

Graduate Student Support

Philanthropic support will provide funding for annual stipends and research expenses for 10 cancer research graduate and postgraduate students/fellows, making a significant impact on the research capacity of the cancer center and its ability to attract the best and brightest minds.

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