Southeast Nebraska Cancer Center Changes Name to Reflect Growth And Comprehensive Approach to Cancer Treatment

After almost 25 years of providing cancer and hematology care to greater Lincoln and surrounding areas, Southeast Nebraska Cancer Center is now Cancer Partners of Nebraska, according to an announcement by Justin Rousek, PhD, MPH, executive director of the Lincoln-based medical group.

“For years now, we have taken the necessary steps to attract the brightest minds in cancer medicine,” says Dr. Rousek. “At the same time, we have supported our oncologists and clinical staff with the latest in technology to meet the unique needs of our cancer patients. Today, our reach is beyond southeast Nebraska and we needed to reflect that in our name.”

Founded in 1997 by Cary Peterson, MD, a specialist in medical oncology and hematology, the clinic has grown in both size and scope of services. Today there are nine board-certified oncology physicians supported by advanced practice providers, therapists, counselors, a registered dietitian and more than 130 staff members who provide a vast array of services that can be critically important to a patient undergoing cancer treatment.

“The name Cancer Partners of Nebraska reflects the personalized approach we take and the total support we provide to every patient in our care,” says Nathan Green, DO, medical oncologist at Cancer Partners of Nebraska. “A diagnosis of cancer is unlike any other health concern. It creates fear and uncertainty within a patient and affects family, friends and virtually every aspect of life. Therefore, our philosophy has always been to approach medical care in a holistic way.”

In addition to the name change, Cancer Partners of Nebraska has adopted a new logo that depicts a road, or path, as a reminder of the path that every patient who is facing cancer takes. “The steps following a cancer diagnosis are different for each individual, and the way forward is very personal. That’s why our goal is always to be more than a source of medical procedures. We want to be a partner who goes with the patient down their path, supporting them each and every step of the way,” says Dr. Green.