An Omaha-based cancer research network that has administered clinical trials in eastern Nebraska has reorganized as a statewide group.

Previously known as the Missouri Valley Cancer Consortium, the organization is transitioning to the Cancer Alliance of Nebraska. Organizers have been recruiting cancer specialists across the state.

“You want something local, especially in rural areas where transportation is a problem,” said Dr. Rabih Fahed, a medical oncologist and hematologist at Faith Regional Carson Cancer Center in Norfolk.

SOURCE:, March 15, 2017