Nebraska Medical Center


“Best Hospitals” cancer-care rank: 45

“Best Hospitals” cancer-care score: 54.2/100

Founded: 1963

Beds: 511

Clinicians/researchers: 165





Research focus: 

Causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer.


Clinic at-a-glance:

U.S. News & World Report gives the Nebraska Medical Center — which includes the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center and the Eppley Cancer Center — its highest grade for use of advanced technologies and nurse-to-patient ratio, plus a very high score for longer-than-expected survival. Nebraska Medical Center is a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. It also has been designated as a nursing magnet facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Treatment options for mesothelioma patients at the Buffett Cancer Center include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy — all delivered using a multidisciplinary approach to care. Mesothelioma research takes place at the Eppley Cancer Center. Among the investigations there are extensive studies into the molecular and biochemical events that cause normal cells to turn cancerous. Through Eppley, patients have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials of various new treatments.