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2013-10-30 16:24:57

Agreement strengthens access to top cancer care in Detroit and across Michigan DETROIT, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and McLaren Health Care signed an agreement today that will create the largest cancer research and provider network in Michigan and expand access to advanced cancer care in Detroit and communities throughout the state. "This is tremendous news for Karmanos Cancer Institute, its patients and the thousands of individuals and...

2013-08-20 12:24:22

Partners Golf Classic Sept. 9, Partners Night, Oct. 5 DETROIT, Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute will hold its 20(th) Annual Partners Events this fall in support of its nationally-recognized comprehensive cancer research programs. Proceeds from the events will fund important scientific recruitment initiatives, bringing promising talent to Detroit and further strengthening Karmanos' accomplished research programs. (Photo:...

2013-07-01 08:23:31

Partners Golf Classic, Sept. 9; Partners Night, Oct. 5 DETROIT, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Join the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute as it celebrates its 20th Annual Partners Events, a signature two-part fundraiser honoring outstanding philanthropists who support Karmanos' exceptional cancer care and innovative research. This year's honorees are the Institute's largest benefactors - Danialle and Peter Karmanos, Jr. (Logo:...

2013-04-24 08:28:50

GM, GM Foundation, Chevrolet, other Sponsors and Supporters help Reach All-Time High DETROIT, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute's 31st Annual Dinner chaired by Mark Reuss, president of General Motors North America, and his wife Kim, raised a record-setting $2,534,635, making this year's event the most successful Annual Dinner ever for the Karmanos Cancer Institute. Proceeds support Karmanos' cancer care and research, including a new...

2013-02-18 08:23:08

DETROIT, Feb. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute has announced the successful completion of the $3 million Herrick Cancer Research Challenge, with an approximately $5.7 million total impact, exceeding challenge goals. The total impact includes grant dollars contributed by the Herrick Foundation and challenge funds given by donors. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071106/KARMANOSLOGO) The Herrick Foundation made an initial...

2013-01-17 16:22:03

DETROIT, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center has received a $25,000 grant through the Farrah Fawcett Foundation to establish the Farrah Fawcett Fund for Patient Assistance at Karmanos. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071106/KARMANOSLOGO) The fund will be administered by Karmanos' Social Work Department and will provide assistance to patients being treated at the center. The fund will help patients defray the costs of medication, gas,...

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...

2010-09-15 15:06:00

DETROIT, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center in Detroit was recently selected to be one of 50 sites in the United States to offer the new U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved drug PROVENGE® (sipuleucel-T) to treat patients with advanced metastatic prostate cancer. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071106/KARMANOSLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071106/KARMANOSLOGO) PROVENGE, manufactured by...

2009-11-09 12:03:00

DETROIT, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the third consecutive year, the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center has been selected the most preferred hospital for cancer care in southeast Michigan, according to a survey by the National Research Corporation. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071106/KARMANOSLOGO) The annual survey was conducted through an email questionnaire between September 2008 and August 2009. Survey respondents were the primary healthcare decision-makers...

2009-03-05 13:44:00

DETROIT, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Karmanos Cancer Center boards of directors today announced that effective immediately Ann G. Schwartz, Ph.D. has been appointed Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, and Paul Broughton has been appointed Interim Chief Operating Officer. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071106/KARMANOSLOGO ) "Dr. Schwartz is an excellent choice to lead us during this period of transition," said Alan...