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2011-02-08 11:04:00

DETROIT, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is honored to announce that Dan Akerson, chairman and chief executive officer of General Motors Company, and his wife, Karin, will serve as chairs of this year's Annual Dinner gala. The 29th Annual Dinner is one of Detroit's leading charitable events that raises critical funds to support groundbreaking cancer research, exceptional patient care and education at Karmanos. (Logo:...

2011-02-01 10:48:00

DETROIT, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center has named David Gorski, M.D., Ph.D., leader of the Breast Multidisciplinary Team (MDT), effective Tuesday, Feb. 1. The announcement was made by Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., president and CEO of Karmanos Cancer Institute. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071106/KARMANOSLOGO) As Breast MDT leader, Dr. Gorski is responsible for coordinating interdisciplinary collaboration among Karmanos' cancer...

2011-01-20 14:29:00

DETROIT, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center and Kroger are teaming up to promote prostate cancer awareness and early detection with free prostate cancer screening tests from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Kroger store at 8920 Eight Mile Road in Ferndale. The event also includes free giveaways and prizes. One in six men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime. The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 217,000 men were diagnosed...

2011-01-19 14:10:00

DETROIT, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center has received the designation of Breast Imaging Center of Excellence and the renewal of a three-year term of accreditation for mammography, breast ultrasound and stereotactic breast biopsy for its breast cancer services in Detroit and at the Karmanos Cancer Center in Farmington Hills. This designation is the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). (Logo:...

2011-01-13 09:13:00

DETROIT, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A clinical research study to develop a rapid and inexpensive blood screening test for the early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer has been launched by Henry Ford Health System and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. Funding for the study was provided by Sky Foundation, Inc., a local non-profit dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the early detection of pancreatic cancer. Henry Ford will recruit 300 patients to participate in this study...

2010-11-12 14:36:00

$4 Million National Cancer Institute Grant Spurs Southeast Michigan Partners Against Cancer DETROIT, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three institutions dedicated to health, innovative science and quality cancer care announced today the creation of the Southeast Michigan Partners Against Cancer (SEMPAC) to help close the gap on racial disparities related to cancer care in southeast Michigan. SEMPAC is made possible by a more than $4 million, five-year grant from the National...

2010-10-29 13:05:00

Abstract # 1586 SAN DIEGO, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists from the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine (WSU SOM) in Detroit will present the world's largest study that shows the long-term results of fast neutron radiotherapy (FNRT) in the treatment of localized prostate cancer. The findings will be formally announced Tuesday, Nov. 2, at the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting. (Logo:...

2010-10-28 14:19:00

Abstracts # 2672 and 2682 SAN DIEGO, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists from the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine (WSU SOM) in Detroit are presenting two research studies that found the use of Fast Neutron Radiotherapy (FNRT) - a form of radiation that is about three times more powerful than typical photon radiotherapy - is highly effective and safe for patients who are dealing with non-small cell lung cancer. The findings are...

2010-10-28 13:56:00

Abstract # 3179 SAN DIEGO, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists from the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit will present data that suggests low levels of pre-treatment radiation mimicking the doses delivered by CT scans for image guidance pose no risk to the efficacy of radiotherapy in patients with prostate carcinoma and non-small cell lung carcinoma. The findings will be formally announced on Sunday, Oct. 31, during the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and...

2010-10-22 11:12:00

ADDRESSING NATIONAL SHORTAGE OF MINORITY CORD BLOOD DETROIT, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The J.P. McCarthy Cord Stem Cell Bank at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute will receive a $1.4 million, three-year, contract award from the Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to expand its cord blood collection program. The contract will allow Karmanos to bank more genetically-diverse, high-quality umbilical cord blood units for...


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