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2010-09-23 11:43:00

2010 Komen Detroit Race for the Cure® Accomplishments DETROIT, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure® announced that it has awarded more than $1.5 million to local breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs as a result of $2.3 million raised in the 2010 Komen Detroit Race for the Cure®, locally presented by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. The announcement was made...

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...

2010-06-05 14:00:00

CHICAGO, June 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists from the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit presented preliminary data that shows nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates, therapeutic agents used to promote bone health and inhibit resorption, may cause a slightly poorer survival rate in post-menopausal women with early stage breast cancer who take them for their anti-osteoporosis properties. The findings were announced today at the 2010 American Society of Clinical Oncology...

2010-06-03 08:56:00

Student-Led Venture Fund Participates in $8 Million Series A Round of Financing led by Co-Investor Arboretum Ventures ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wolverine Venture Fund (WVF), managed by The Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, today announced participation in an $8 million series A round of financing for Delphinus Medical Technologies, Inc. Detroit-based Delphinus Medical...

2010-06-02 13:13:00

DETROIT, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, in cooperation with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control's Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), is introducing the Environmental Cancer Program to physicians statewide July 1. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071106/KARMANOSLOGO) The program trains primary care physicians to accurately identify and diagnose cancers and other...

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...

2010-04-19 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...

2010-03-25 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...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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