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Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute receives funding from MIU to support prostate cancer patients

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute has received $20,000 from the Michigan Institute of Urology (MIU) Men’s Health Foundation in grant funding to focus on supporting men with prostate cancer.  The grants were announced at a recent Prostate Cancer Survivorship Series held at the Aston Martin dealership in Troy. Karmanos prostate cancer experts took part in the event, providing attendees with information about surviving prostate cancer and the latest treatments.

The two grants, $10,000 each, are as follows:

Patient Assistance Grant - This grant will be used for the Prostate Cancer Assistance Fund at Karmanos, which helps prostate cancer patients with tangible needs, such as medication subsidies, gas cards, utility and rent payment assistance, and other direct needs to provide immediate, individual assistance.

Prostate cancer advocacy program- This grant will be used to provide prostate advocacy training for prostate cancer survivors and assist in the continued efforts to provide community-based prostate cancer outreach and education programming  to increase prostate cancer awareness and education for men in southeast Michigan.

“We are grateful for the generous support of the Michigan Institute of Urology,” said Elisabeth Heath, M.D., F.A.C.P., director of Prostate Cancer Research and professor of Oncology and Medicine at Karmanos, who participated in the Prostate Cancer Survivorship Series, along with Jordan Maier, M.D., medical director at Karmanos’ Weisberg Cancer Treatment Center in Farmington Hills. “Men need consistent access to resources for education, early detection and treatment to decrease the prostate cancer burden in Michigan.

“It is also vital that they have access to health care providers who are knowledgeable about current practice guidelines and that men who are at high risk for prostate cancer have even earlier access to healthcare services.”

   
Left to right: Michael D. Lutz, M.D., Men’s Health Foundation board member; Elisabeth Heath, M.D., F.A.C.P, director of Prostate Cancer Research and professor of Oncology and Medicine at Karmanos; and Karen Gilcher, Clinical Cancer Care coordinator at Michigan Institute of Urology, took part in the recent Prostate Cancer Survivorship Series in Troy.  James Relle, M.D., partner at the Michigan Institute of Urology, left, joins Elisabeth Heath, M.D., and Jordan Maier, M.D., medical director of Karmanos’ Weisberg Cancer Treatment Center in Farmington Hills, to discuss prostate cancer survivorship, the newest treatments and other issues related to the disease at the survivorship series.
 

 

About MIU – Men’s Health Foundation
MIU – Men’s Health Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the awareness, education, research and treatment of prostate cancer, as well as men’s health-related issues in Southeastern Michigan. Click the following link for more information: http://www.miumenshealthfoundation.org/

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