Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center
HDR for the University of Nebraska Medical Center | Nebraska Medicine
A collaboration of the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine, the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center consists of two major components: a cancer research tower and an inpatient cancer facility. Cancer prevention, as well as a better understanding of its causes, are keys to fighting this disease. Here, researchers work in laboratories just steps away from clinicians caring for patients. That means that opportunities for collaboration, communication and problem-solving abound, and that patients receive advanced treatments based on the latest research findings. With seven of the 10 floors dedicated to different types of cancer, the center’s research tower brings hundreds of cancer scientists into one place to search for new treatments. For patients receiving care, the new center makes what is often a painful experience a little easier, because a new 108-bed inpatient cancer facility sits adjacent to a multidisciplinary outpatient center where patients go for their diagnosis, plan of care and treatment. Patients can travel seamlessly between the clinic and the hospital. Ultimately, the center simplifies the cancer care journey for patients. It creates a central, easily navigated destination on the UNMC campus. The cancer center achieved the highest designation from the National Cancer Institute — as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of only 41 in the U.S. HDR provided a fully integrated team to help achieve the client’s project goals.