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April Sampson Cancer Center

What’s New

Our New Location Is Bigger and Better

April Sampson Cancer Center
Highlights of the new April Sampson Cancer Center:
  • The 140,000-square-foot facility will be named the April Sampson Cancer Center and is set to open in the spring of 2024
  • It is conveniently located in south Lincoln with easy access and includes natural and comforting surroundings
  • The new building will centralize cancer care under one roof to bring the whole care team together to improve the patient experience
  • This state-of-the-art facility will offer the most advanced technology and treatments available in the region
  • A multidisciplinary cancer clinic bringing together cancer specialists to review new cancer patient diagnoses and develop individualized treatment plans
  • An Appearance Center, including several spa services, will be one of the many new services available to patients

Frequently Asked Questions

How is the new cancer center going to improve current challenges patients are facing?

The new comprehensive cancer center is going to help coordinate care for oncology patients. They will be able to meet with a collaborative care team at the same place and potentially on the same day at the early stages of their cancer diagnosis.  This care team will consist of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, geneticists, nurse navigators, social workers, registered dietitians, physical therapists (PT), occupational therapists (OT), and other relevant providers.  This care team will devise a personalized plan for each patient and communicate alongside the patient throughout his or her cancer journey. Most of the cancer services will be available within the comprehensive cancer center to reduce travel for patients and focus on good use of the patient’s time.

What new services will be included within the new center?

The long list of cancer support services that Cancer Partners provides – including genetics, rehabilitation, nutrition, mental health support, and survivorship to name a few – play a major role in our cancer care and will continue to be available in the new cancer center. The addition of an appearance center in the cancer center is also a welcomed addition to these services. Our cancer patients will soon be able to get fitted for a wig, and any other prostheses. They will also be able to receive a massage, acupuncture, facials, and have other spa services all in the comfort of our cancer center with confidence in the quality of the service being provided. Care will be for the whole person and their families. Our support services make that possible.

Is there a correlation between improved patient experience and overall outcomes?

Research has shown that stress can inhibit the white blood cell response to infection, wound healing, and cancer.  If we can help oncology patients and their families reduce their stress to a very minimal level, then potentially, those patients could have an improvement in their outcomes. Part of that stress reduction is to create an environment that is very welcoming, positive, and healing while caring for each patient as an individual, and tailoring as needed.

How does research occurring in the new cancer center differ from research at facilities connected to academic institutions?

Due to our membership in the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group and the ALLIANCE networks, with an affiliation with MD Anderson Cancer Center, our cancer center has access to clinical trials that are available nationwide. These are the same trials that are being offered at various academic institutions across the nation and even in other countries.  The only difference is that they will be able to participate in these trials while remaining in the comfort of their home with their family and support systems.

How will this new cancer center help recruit other specialists to Lincoln?

Lincoln has an excellent medical community with many providers who take pride in the care that they give to their patients, and as such, these providers are driven to provide a high quality of care.  The cancer center will enable the Lincoln medical community to raise the level of excellent care and, consequently, many oncology subspecialized providers are attracted to our community.  These specialists can already see the vision Cancer Partners has in Lincoln for comprehensive cancer care to all that come to the cancer center.  It’s an exciting time to be a part of this momentous movement.

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