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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 23:22:51

Federal research team at WSU finds progesterone gel reduces preterm birth in women with short cervix A groundbreaking clinical study of a new method for preventing premature birth in millions of women each year, published in the medical journal Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, shows that the rate of early preterm delivery in women (< 33 weeks) can be reduced by 45 percent "“ simply by treating pregnant women at risk with a low-cost gel of natural progesterone during the...

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:...

2011-02-08 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:...

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...


Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'