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Prostate

Prostate

The research at the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center will lead to new and innovative therapies to fight prostate cancer, a disease that claims the lives of 240 men every year in Nebraska and 32,000 men nationwide.

Prostate cancer researchers are testing the use of vaccines for altering the body's immune response to prostate cancer. They are also working to identify biomarkers to detect prostate cancer in its early stages, when tumors respond better to treatment. Other researchers work in the field of tumor angiogenesis, or how tumors form their own blood supply and survive, while some scientists are striving to understand how prostate cancer progresses and spreads to other parts of the body.

The Prostate Cancer Research Group, a gathering of those scientists and clinicians working in the area of prostate cancer, meets regularly, and shares ideas and findings. One major goal of these collaborative interdisciplinary meetings is to develop new individualized therapies and treatments for prostate cancer patients.


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Ashley Christensen

Ashley Christensen

Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at UNMC
402-502-4118 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
ashley.christensen@nufoundation.org
Ashley joined the University of Nebraska Foundation team in 2017. A Nebraska native, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s College of Business Administration in 2005. Ashley is passionate about her work and excited to be a part of the fight against cancer in her role supporting the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center.
Tom Thompson

Tom Thompson

Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at UNMC
402-502-4116 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
tom.thompson@nufoundation.org
Tom has been with the foundation since 2002. He has a Bachelor of Science in Communications from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He supports the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center and oncology related departments at UNMC. Tom enjoys working at the foundation because he is assisting the people at UNMC who work tirelessly to help others.