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

On average, our patients have access to over 100 active clinical trials, more than any other facility in Nebraska. These trials offer patients innovative treatments that may not be available outside the trial thus providing access to cutting edge treatment options.


For those trials launching at NCS, being a community oncology practice adds a further advantage in that our review board can open a trial a very short period of time. This can be extremely crucial to those patients who may be running out of options and looking to participate in earlier phase studies.


Our dedication to research has established NCS as a leader in the industry and boasts many firsts:


• 1st community oncology practice to enroll a patient globally in a prostate cancer trial
• 1st study site open for enrollment on numerous trials
• 1st site to enroll patients nationally on a melanoma, kidney and lung cancer trial


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For a list of available trials, contact Megan Meays, Research Director |


For a list of 100+ available clinical trials, contact Megan Meays, Research Director |


Current Available Trials

A complete list of current available trials at Nebraska Cancer Specialists is available as a PDF. Download the list by clicking on the button below.

Meet Our 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

Stacie Knehans
Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator

Hanna Kurz
Clinical Research Coordinator

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