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Cancer Partners Recognized for Achievement

Cancer Partners was recently recognized for achieving the highest standard in radiation oncology. This designation is only awarded to facilities that meet specific quality and patient safety guidelines developed by the American College of Radiology (ACR).


Cancer Partners Recognized for Using EMR for Clinical Trials Matching

Cancer Partners is honored to be published in the Journal of American Society of Clinical Oncology. Our research department has been at the forefront of optimizing clinical trial accrual identification for cancer patients. Specifically, this article details how we’re leveraging state-of-the-art software through our Electronic Medical Record to match our patients with the newest and most promising clinical trial offerings available today.

Additional Cancer Center Plans Announced

Southeast Nebraska Cancer Center recently announced plans of collaborating with Bryan Health to build a new comprehensive cancer center in Lincoln. View additional details about this exciting project and what it means to Lincoln.

SNCC and Bryan Health Announce Plans for Cancer Center

Southeast Nebraska Cancer Center is excited to announce we are partnering with Bryan Health to build a new comprehensive cancer center in south Lincoln. This new center is a huge step toward improving the coordination of care and the patient experience.

New Clinical Trials Now Available to Cancer Patients

Recently Southeast Nebraska Cancer Center (SNCC) was approved by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to offer new clinical trials to patients in our community. These promising novel approaches to cancer care offer additional treatment options for patients where opportunities were previously limited.

Three Sisters and a Shared Fight Against Breast Cancer

It was a one, two, three punch for sisters Anita Lindgren, Gloria Nuttelman and Judy Topil. Breast cancer — each of them. Anita was diagnosed in 2012 and has been cancer-free for eight years. In the meantime, Gloria received her diagnosis in June 2018 following a routine mammogram. Judy was diagnosed that same year.

Oncology Practices Adapt to COVID-19

Agility. Flexibility. A can-do attitude to adapt to the unexpected. These are some attributes community oncology practices have needed to survive during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has put renewed emphasis on the importance of nimble and responsive leadership in dealing with crises, according to medical experts who were panelists on the virtual 2020 Community Oncology Alliance Conference’s Cancer v. COVID session.
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Retirement Announcement of Alan Berg, MD

SNCC has announced the retirement of Alan Berg, MD, after practicing medicine for almost four decades.
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New Radiation Technology Coming to Lincoln

We are excited to announce a new radiation technology that shortens radiation treatments and improves accuracy. This new state of the art machine will be up and running later this summer – stay tuned for more announcements. View the short video to learn more.

SNCC Adds Tara Benes, DPT to Rehabilitation Team

SNCC announces Tara Benes, DPT has joined their rehabilitation team. Benes brings almost 20 years of experience helping patients reach their therapy goals. She is currently seeing patients at their 68th and O Street location.

What is Palliative Care

Dr. Mark Stavas discussed palliative care services at SNCC for Channel 10/11 Healthy Everyday. View the short video to learn more.

Throat Cancer Patient Shares His Story

One of our patients shared their cancer journey to Channel 10/11 Healthy Everyday. Hear his story about throat cancer and treatment.

SNCC Announces new Oncologist, Haris Zahoor, MD

Southeast Nebraska Cancer Center is pleased to announce that Dr. Haris Zahoor, MD has joined their oncology team. Dr. Zahoor was recently at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He is currently seeing patients at their 68th and O Street location.

TeamMates and Southeast Nebraska Cancer Center unite for community service project

TeamMates of Lincoln has partnered with Southeast Nebraska Cancer Center for a special community care initiative. TeamMates mentors and mentees made soft, fabric hearts, which will be given to patients to patients at the beginning of their treatment.

Southeast Nebraska Cancer Center offers revolutionary therapy for rare disease

Southeast Nebraska Cancer Center  has an exciting new option for fighting rare neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). This innovative therapy uses targeted radiation to kill cancer cells.

SNCC extending care to Holdrege

Southeast Nebraska Cancer Center (SNCC) has partnered with the oncology team at Phelps Memorial Health Center (PMHC) to provide medical oncology outreach services in Holdrege. PMHC is expanding oncology and hematology services to continue to meet patient needs in the area.

SNCC welcomes Darryl Nunes as lead pharmacist

Southeast Nebraska Cancer Center (SNCC) is excited to announce Darryl Nunes as their lead pharmacist. Mr. Nunes will oversee the SNCC onsite pharmacy department for both locations in Lincoln.

SNCC adds two providers

Southeast Nebraska Cancer Center (SNCC) is excited to announce the recent additions of Jessica Mattison and Laura Korbelik to their medical team. Jessica Mattison, APRN, joins the experienced team of advanced practice providers and Laura Korbelik, MOTR/L, CLT joins the Rehabilitation Services team as an occupational therapist.

SNCC earns ACR accreditation

SNCC has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). SNCC is also the first and only independent freestanding facility in Nebraska to have a radiation oncology practice accredited by the ACR.

Southeast Nebraska Cancer Center establishes new palliative care program

Physicians and patients are entering a new era where complex medical decisions and health care costs are multiplying. One area where these challenges become extremely complicated is near the end of life. Recently, the physicians at Southeast Nebraska Cancer Center (SNCC), led by Dr. Mark Joseph Stavas, started one of the first oncology-focused outpatient palliative care clinics in Nebraska.

Do you have questions about genetic counseling?

Genetic counseling is a process to evaluate and understand a family’s risk of an inherited medical condition. Southeast Nebraska Cancer Center provides genetic consultations to individuals and families with a history of cancer. This consultation includes documentation of the cancers in the family, risk assessment, interpretation of the information about the hereditary cancer disorder, discussion of screening recommendations, supportive counseling and incorporation of genetic testing.

Colon cancer ‘preventable, treatable, beatable’

Greg Rezac was at a loved one’s birthday dinner when he began to not feel well. That night, he realized that nature hadn’t taken its course yet, and began to worry if something inside wasn’t right.

At-home colon cancer screenings available at local pharmacies

The Lancaster County Health Department is teaming up with local pharmacies to give out at-home colon cancer screening kits, in hopes of spreading awareness and saving lives.

Tracy Bender Wins Girls and Women in Sports and Fitness awards Ambassador Award

SNCC’s Occupational Therapist, Tracy Bender, recently was awarded the GWSF (Girls and Women in Sports and Fitness) Ambassador and will be honored at an awards banquet next month. Way to go Tracy!

Offering treatments tailored to patients

At Southeast Nebraska Cancer Center (SNCC), finding the best treatment for each patient is at the core of what they do. Dr. Joni Tilford, a medical oncologist at SNCC’s 40th and Pine Lake location, says early detection is still a key factor in saving the lives of those diagnosed with breast cancer.

Surviving Lung Cancer

One of our patients shared her lung cancer diagnosis and journey with Channel 8 KLKN TV. Thanks to the advanced care of her expert team led by SNCC’s Dr. Steve Dunder, Rose is continuing to make memories today.

Rotary of Lincoln South Tribute to Lincoln’s First Responders Lunch

We were grateful to share our table at the Rotary of Lincoln South Tribute to Lincoln’s First Responders event.

The lunch honored Lincoln’s firefighters, police officers, EMTs and many more.

Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer?

It’s important to know your options when faced with making healthcare decisions with a prostate cancer diagnosis. The SNCC physician care team can discuss the many different treatment plans available to help you make an informed decision.

Doctor wants more awareness on prostate cancer

Our own Dr. Mark J. Stavas was featured in a segment on Channel 8 News discussing the importance of prostate cancer awareness. In Nebraska, 1,200 more men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year.  Men are most likely to develop it between the ages of 65 and 75 and they recommend getting screened for it in your 50s.

SNCC Adds Amanda Bauer, APRN

Southeast Nebraska Cancer Center (SNCC) is excited to announce the recent addition of Amanda Bauer to their medical team as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN). Amanda worked as an oncology nurse for 10 years and then earned her Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Nebraska. In addition to treating oncology patients, she will also be seeing patients at SNCC’s palliative care clinic.

Colors of Hope supports local access to clinical trials

Support local access to cutting-edge research by attending the fifth annual “Colors of Hope: Cancer Research Fundraiser” benefiting the Nebraska Cancer Research Center. This year’s benefit, brought to you by Southeast Nebraska Cancer Center, is set for Aug. 23 at the Country Club of Lincoln with doors opening at 5:30 p.m.

SNCC adds physical therapy to comprehensive care list

Charmain Satree can mow her yard without multiple breaks and is getting back to golf following cancer surgery for lymphoma. She credits her comeback to the rehabilitative services she’s received through Southeast Nebraska Cancer Center (SNCC) at its South 68th Street Place location. Added to the continuum of care two years ago by SNCC, the Rehabilitative Services Clinic provides additional support for its cancer patients onsite.

SNCC Earns ACR Accreditation

SNCC has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR seal of accreditation represents the highest level of quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities that meet specific Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards developed by the ACR after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified radiation oncologists and medical physicists who are experts in the field.

SNCC Featured on Channel 8

SNCC expert team members were featured in a special report on Channel 8 Eyewitness news last night about exercise after breast cancer. New studies show living an active lifestyle after breast cancer can increase lifespan and decrease recurrence.

SNCC Welcomes Mark J. Stavas, MD

We are excited to announce the addition of Dr. Mark J. Stavas to our physician team! He is now seeing patients at our Pine Lake location.

SNCC Introduces New Radiation Therapy For Prostate Cancer Patients

An exciting breakthrough in radiation treatment of patients with prostate cancer has unfolded.

SNCC is Leading Cancer Care! 

We are the first in Nebraska to offer this new type of PET/CT scan to help detect recurrent prostate cancer sooner.


Rehab Services Making Healthy Gains at Southeast Nebraska Cancer Center

SNCC was featured in an article for rehab services with our new Healthy-Steps program

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SNCC Welcomes Joni Tilford, MD

We are excited to announce the addition of Dr. Joni Tilford to our physician team! She is now seeing patients at our Pine Lake location

Colors of Hope Event Raises $23,000 For Cancer Research

SNCC was proud to sponsor an event that raised money to benefit the Nebraska Cancer Research Center, a program of the Lincoln Medical Education Partnership

Hereditary Cancer Screening

Read an article that was featured in Women’s Edition.

SNCC Announces New Executive Director

Read our blog post on our new Executive Director!

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