Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Laura Schabloske, Interim Executive Director
Dr. Alan Thorson, Board President
Primary Contact Name
Tamara Robinson
Main Address

Nebraska Cancer Coalition
5100 N. 27th Street
Ste. A2
Lincoln, NE 68521
United States

What We Do

Our Vision, Mission and Future

Cancer is the leading cause of death in Nebraska.  It touches men, women, and children in rural, urban, and suburban neighborhoods.  It wreaks havoc in the lives it touches, in families and in communities. Cancer deepens already existing disparities in access to cancer screenings and treatment. 

It is a disease that needs a neutral voice to coordinate efforts across our state to reduce its impact and to improve lives touched by cancerNebraska Cancer Coalition is that voice. 

We are committed to providing an environment for conversations and work to be done from a variety of perspectives, voices and partners with the goal being to achieve our mission and vision.

VISIONConquering Cancer Together

MISSIONConnecting people and resources to strengthen cancer prevention, detection and

quality of life in Nebraska.

NC2 is committed to:

  • Strengthen and expand the network of cancer stakeholders across Nebraska;
  • Enhance and increase screening and early detection of cancer for Nebraskans with a special focus on colorectal, prostate, skin, HPV-related cancers, breast, and lung cancer;
  • Establish, promote, and strengthen collaborative relationships in both clinical and community-based approaches to cancer survivorship;
  • Educate and support efforts for timely diagnosis and effective treatment of cancer including clinical cancer research;
  • Assist in reducing and eliminating barriers and disparities to access cancer prevention and care especially considering the impact COVID-19 has had on screenings; and
  • Be a strong research partner to achieve our vision.

NC2’s leadership and team members have a strong commitment to work together to achieve our goals and objectives. Many have been recognized at the national and local level as experts in the oncology space. NC2 has been recognized as an organization by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) as having one of the nation’s best colorectal cancer screening public awareness campaigns and was invited to speak to a national audience on the campaign.


Interesting Info
  • 1 in 3 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime according to the American Cancer Society (ACS).
  • ACS is estimating that 11,280 Nebraskans will be diagnosed this year and approximately 3,550 will lose their fight in 2022.
  • The Nebraska Cancer Coalition works in all 93 Nebraska counties.
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