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2010-01-29 07:30:00

DETROIT, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After a 10-month nationwide search, Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., has been named the new president and chief executive officer of the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. A thoracic oncologist, Dr. Bepler will begin his new position Feb. 1, 2010. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071106/KARMANOSLOGO) In addition to his chief administrative duties, Dr. Bepler will also serve as principal investigator of Karmanos' National Cancer...

2009-11-16 14:00:00

DETROIT, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After more than 10 years of research and development, the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute announced its launch of a new company to build and market a breast cancer screening device invented at Karmanos. The innovative technology developed as C.U.R.E. (Computerized Ultrasound Risk Evaluation), now referred to as SoftVue, will be marketed under the new spin-off company called Delphinus Medical Technologies, LLC. The company has already...

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...

2009-10-21 10:12:00

DETROIT, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, in cooperation with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM), will launch a targeted health initiative in January 2010 focused on environmentally-associated cancers. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071106/KARMANOSLOGO ) By the end of this year, according to the American Cancer Society, it is estimated that 1,479,350 new cases of cancer will be reported in this country. According to...

2009-10-20 14:55:00

DETROIT, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Venuprasad K. Poojary, Ph.D., assistant professor at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine, has secured a two-year federal grant for almost $1 million to further his research into creating more effective immunotherapy strategies for cancer treatment. Dr. Poojary's grant brings the total number of federal stimulus grant dollars received by Karmanos researchers to approximately $8 million this...

2009-10-20 08:00:00

DETROIT, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute announced today it received a $3 million grant from the Herrick Foundation. The initial gift of $1 million launches The Herrick Foundation Cancer Research Challenge, a special initiative to increase research funding at the Karmanos Cancer Institute over the next four years. The additional commitment of $2 million will be given in match funding. For every dollar Karmanos raises for cancer research...

2009-08-12 23:01:00

DETROIT, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cancer deaths among people of all ages have declined steadily in the last 30 years because of better prevention measures, early detection efforts and more effective cancer treatments, according to one of Karmanos Cancer Institute's lead epidemiology researchers. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071106/KARMANOSLOGO) John J. Graff, Ph.D., director of the Epidemiology Research Core at Karmanos, chief of cancer surveillance research...

2009-07-19 23:01:00

DETROIT, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute's National Center for Vermiculite and Asbestos-Related Cancers (NCVAC) have discovered a probable reason for the unrelenting chest pain experienced in certain patients with asbestos-related diseases and cancers. The findings, featured in the July 20, 2009 edition of the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, were published in an academic peer-reviewed manuscript by...

2009-06-01 07:00:00

Abstract # 6053 ORLANDO, Fla., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists from the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit presented data demonstrating the feasibility of long-term, low-dose adjuvant chemotherapy, which resulted in fewer tumor recurrences and cancer metastases in patients with locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. The findings were announced today at the 2009 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting. (Logo:...

2009-05-29 21:17:00

Abstract # 25670 ORLANDO, Fla., May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has selected new breast cancer research conducted at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit for posting on ASCO's Web site. Karmanos' potentially ground-breaking findings identify a promising new therapeutic target for aggressive hormone receptor negative breast cancer tumors. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071106/KARMANOSLOGO) The research appears...


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