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Speech Pathologist helps cancer patients regain ability to speak after undergoing removal of the larynx.
Friday, May 31, 2013

Imagine losing the power of speech after removal of the larynx due to cancer. Mark Simpson, Ph.D., Speech and Swallowing pathologist in the Department of Otolaryngology at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center and Wayne State University School of Medicine (WSU SOM), is one of the few experts in metro Detroit who helps people regain their power of speech.

Nobel Prize winner speaks about link between infection agents, cancer at Karmanos Cancer Institute
Monday, December 10, 2012

Harald zur Hausen, M.D., professor emeritus of the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg, and one of the winners of the 2008 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine in 2008, attracted standing room-only crowds at Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute’s Grand Rounds on Dec. 6 at the Margherio Conference Center of Wayne State University School of Medicine (WSU SOM).

HPV: The Virus is Causing a Rise in Tongue and Throat Cancer
Monday, December 12, 2011
Despite the number of anti-smoking campaigns in the U.S., doctors aren’t seeing a corresponding decrease in tongue and throat cancer patients. The culprit is a common sexually transmitted viral infection called human papillomavirus (HPV), more commonly associated with cervical cancer.
Dr. Kim's study on HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancers published in New England Journal of Medicine
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Harold Kim, M.D., an associate professor of Radiation Oncology at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine, has co-authored a New England Journal of Medicine article that details study findings that show cancers of the mouth and throat caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) indicate a more favorable survival rate than similar cancers associated with other causes.
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