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2010-05-24 15:54:00

DETROIT, May 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute announced today that its spin-off company Delphinus Medical Technologies, LLC, has secured $8 million in venture capital to start the commercialization process of SoftVue, an alternative to mammography. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071106/KARMANOSLOGO ) SoftVue is a tomographic ultrasound imaging and risk assessment device that examines women's breasts for the presence of benign and/or...

2010-05-17 04:45:00

Inspire Hope, Save Lives, Help End Breast Cancer Forever DETROIT, May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 30,000 people of all ages will gather on Saturday, May 22, at Comerica Park for the 19th Annual Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure®. More than 10,000 pink ribbons and 240 large, pink street banners will line Woodward Ave. and around Comerica Park to greet supporters, honor loved ones, and celebrate survivors who are walking or running in Michigan's largest...

2010-05-12 08:00:00

DETROIT, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Surgeons who perform procedures to remove head and neck cancers often work for six to eight hours on what is typically major, invasive surgery, which many times comes with facial disfigurement and debilitating side effects for the patient. Ho-Sheng Lin, M.D., F.A.C.S., leader of the Head and Neck Oncology Multidisciplinary Team at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center in Detroit, is the first surgeon in Michigan to use the da...

2010-05-05 14:50:00

DETROIT, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute recently received a $2.5 million charitable donation from Franklin, Michigan resident Joseph Dresner to construct the Joseph Dresner Family Bone Marrow Transplant and Hematologic Malignancies Center at its main campus in Detroit. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071106/KARMANOSLOGO) According to Karmanos President and Chief Executive Officer Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., Dresner has generously...

2010-04-27 14:35:00

DETROIT, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Guests attending the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute's 28th Annual Dinner Gala on Saturday, May 8, at the Rock Financial Showplace, will be dazzled by a stunning fashion show designed by creative icon Linda Dresner. The native Detroiter, world-renowned fashion maven and breast cancer survivor has planned an exciting fashion program that will have attendees feel as if they were in New York or Europe. Guest tables will serve as runways as...

2010-04-20 13:01:00

WASHINGTON, April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit today presented a poster at the American Association for Cancer Research's 101st Annual Meeting 2010 that details their novel study of molecules that use a tumor's acidic microenvironment to help them tailor chemotherapeutic agents to kill the tumor. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071106/KARMANOSLOGO) The study is entitled, "Expression profiling of the major...

2010-04-19 13:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit today presented data at the American Association for Cancer Research's 101st Annual Meeting 2010 that shows when genistein, a component of soy, is paired with the FDA-approved drug oxaliplatin, pancreatic cancer cells become more sensitive to chemotherapy. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071106/KARMANOSLOGO) The title of the poster presentation is, "Genistein...

2010-04-13 13:21:00

DETROIT, April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Credit Union ONE recently presented a check for $17,000 to the Karmanos Cancer Institute - bringing its fundraising total to more than $1.2 million over the past 23 years, with $400,000 raised just through the credit union's Affinity Card program since it was established in 1995. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071106/KARMANOSLOGO ) "The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute appreciates the efforts of corporate partners that...

2010-04-02 14:33:00

Ten Minutes of Preventative Cancer Screening that can Save Lives DETROIT, April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, April 16, from 2 - 5 p.m., the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center in Detroit will be conducting free oral, head and neck cancer screenings in conjunction with National Oral Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week (April 12 - 18.) Some of the symptoms of oral cancer go unnoticed. A simple 10-minute screening exam can determine if there are problems and can help diagnose this...

2010-03-25 13:51:00

DETROIT, March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, announced today leadership changes that are effective immediately. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071106/KARMANOSLOGO) Ann G. Schwartz, Ph.D., MPH, assumes the position of Deputy Center Director and Executive Vice President of Research and Academic Affairs. Dr. Schwartz served as interim President and CEO of Karmanos...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
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