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2011-05-16 06:55:00

DETROIT, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- An estimated 40,000 people of all ages will gather this Saturday, May 21, at Comerica Park, for the 20th Annual Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure®. More than 10,000 pink ribbons will line Woodward Ave. and circle Comerica Park to celebrate survivors, honor loved ones and greet supporters who are walking or running in Michigan's largest race. Metro Detroiters continue to demonstrate their remarkable spirit, compassion and...

2011-05-05 06:55:00

DETROIT, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 450 guests attended the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute's 29th Annual Dinner gala on Saturday, April 30, at the beautiful General Motors Heritage Center, in Sterling Heights. Dan Akerson, chairman and chief executive officer for General Motors Company, and his wife Karin, chaired the event. The Annual Dinner raised more than $868,000, which includes a $50,000 grant from the General Motors Foundation. Proceeds from the event...

2011-04-30 11:00:00

DETROIT, April 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The General Motors Foundation awarded the Karmanos Cancer Institute a $50,000 grant Saturday evening for research to help the nationally renowned Detroit-based center in its work toward curing and treating cancer. The grant was announced at the Karmanos' Annual Fundraising dinner by General Motors Co. Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson and his wife Karin, co-chairs for the event. In addition to the foundation's grant, GM supported the Institute's...

2011-04-20 10:54:00

10 Minutes of Preventative Cancer Screening that can Help Save Lives DETROIT, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center in Detroit will be conducting free oral, head and neck cancer screenings on Friday, May 13, from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m., in conjunction with National Oral Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week (May 8 - 14.) This is the second year Karmanos is offering the free screening. Some of the symptoms of oral cancer go unnoticed. A simple 10-minute...

2011-04-06 07:00:00

Abstract # 5537 ORLANDO, Fla., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit today presented a study at the American Association for Cancer Research's 102nd Annual Meeting 2011 that identifies a key enzyme in non-small cell lung cancers that could potentially make standard chemotherapy more effective against this highly deadly disease. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071106/KARMANOSLOGO) The title of the poster...

2011-04-05 07:00:00

Abstract # 3359 ORLANDO, Fla., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit today presented scientific findings at the American Association for Cancer Research's 102nd Annual Meeting 2011 that detail the role of a human tumor suppressor gene and its role in inhibiting prostate cancer metastasis to the bone. The title of the poster presentation is, "Maspin Induces MET in Prostate Cancer Cell Cultured in 3D-Collagen I." The...

2011-04-04 12:00:00

Abstract # 2693 ORLANDO, Fla., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit today presented data at the American Association for Cancer Research's 102nd Annual Meeting 2011 showing that when tumor cryoablation - or the freezing of tumor tissue while preserving tumor-associated antigens - is coupled with immune system modulation, the procedures have the potential to initiate or amplify tumor immunity. (Logo:...

2011-03-24 02:00:00

DALLAS, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas (Baylor Dallas) is now home to North Texas' largest outpatient cancer center. The new Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center at Dallas opens to the public Saturday, March 26. The 467,000 square-foot facility marks a new era in cancer care for the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and beyond by offering comprehensive services for cancer patients from initial diagnosis through post-recovery. Baylor Dallas, already...

2011-02-21 07:15:00

Sponsors, Teams, Participants and Volunteers can Sign Up Now! DETROIT, Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over the past 19 years, millions of people have gathered in metropolitan Detroit to celebrate progress, honor the memory of a loved one, raise awareness and support those affected by breast cancer. The 20th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®, locally presented by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, will take place Saturday, May 21, at Comerica Park....

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:...


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  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
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