Ken Cowan, MD, PhD


Kenneth H. Cowan, MD, PhD, recruits top cancer researchers to UNMC. His game plan: become a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center that leads the world in research, prevention and treatment.

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Sarah Thayer, MD, PhD

Associate director for clinical affairs
Chief of surgical oncology

Sarah Thayer, MD, PhD, an internationally recognized physician-scientist from Harvard Medical School, leads cancer surgery efforts and serves as the associate director for clinical affairs and physician-in-chief for the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center. She also has been appointed Merle M. Musselman Centennial Professor of Surgery and chief of surgical oncology at UNMC.

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Theresa Franco, MSN, RN

Cancer Care Service Line Vice President

Theresa Franco, MSN, RN strives to bring world-class care to cancer patients treated at the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center.  Every decision she makes is with the patient in mind.

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