April Sampson Cancer Center
A Vision for Better Cancer Care
Cancer — it's one word no one wants to hear, but most of us will in our lifetimes — for ourselves or for someone we care about.
When cancer affects us, we want to receive the best care, close to home. Yet, almost half of those diagnosed with cancer will seek treatment outside of Lincoln for the very same level of care they could receive here. Countless hours of commuting and logistics only adds to the physical and emotional stress for patients and families alike.
Because of the extensive research on cancer, there are established, evidence-based treatments for patients — regardless of whether they receive care at a community hospital, regional medical center or national cancer center.
Experts universally agree that patients receiving the same treatment protocols — who were at home, near loved ones and with their personal physicians — have better outcomes and quality of life.
Yet, cancer care in Lincoln is still more complicated than it should be.
Multiple appointments at different locations to see a primary care physician, oncologist, radiologist, surgeon and more, adds to the anxiety and stress of treatment.
We asked people with cancer what they wanted and needed in their care. Their response was to:
Improve coordination of care
Create more convenient and personalized care
Keep Bryan's well-known personal touch as part of their care
We listened and believe there's a better way.
That's why we're building a $45 million comprehensive community cancer center. A center dedicated to care, convenience, comfort and healing.