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Nebraska Cancer Specialists is proud to have the largest Research Department in the Midwest offering phase I through phase IV trials.

Refer a Patient

For more information or to refer a patient to the Legacy NCS program, please visit NebraskaCancer.com/Legacy or call Nebraska Cancer Specialists at 402.691.6971.

Phase I Clinical Trials at Nebraska Cancer Specialists

Phase I trials evaluate the safety of a new drug or a new combination of drugs. These trials involve a small number of patients for whom standard therapies have proven ineffective, and seek to determine a safe dose level and evaluate efficiency.

Our robust Research Department is helping advance cancer research, while offering hope to patients fighting their toughest battles. Through phase I trials, we are able offer first ever access to clinical trial treatments and therapies. Our research department has experience in delivering first-in-human drug trials including studies in which we have treated the first patient ever with new drugs.

When a patient is deemed eligible for a phase 1 trial, they experience an added level of care at Nebraska Cancer Specialists

In addition to our standard oncology team of physicians, nurse practitioners and case managers, patients in phase I trials will be working closely hand-in-hand with our Research Team.

Nebraska Cancer Specialists is proud to have the region’s largest oncology Research Department offering phase I through phase IV trials.

For more information or to refer a patient to the Legacy NCS program, please visit NebraskaCancer.com/Legacy or call Nebraska Cancer Specialists at 402.334.4773 or by fax at 402.330.7463.

You can also contact our Research Director, Megan Meays at mmeays@nebraskacancer.com.

Meet Our Dedicated Team

The Research team at NCS is a robust team of research nurses, assistants, pharmacy techs and data managers.

 

Dr Ralph Hauke
Research Medical Director

Dr Sam Mehr
Research Physician

Marlene Bridwell
Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator

Megan Meays MAM, CCRC
Research Director

Scott Degenhardt, NMAA, MIS
Clinical Research Manager

Gladys Pierce RN,OCN
Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator

Heather Cordes
Clinical Research Coordinator

Josh Settlemire, RN, BSN, OCN
Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator

Julie Ehlers, MS
Clinical Research Coordinator