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Karmanos Cancer Institute’s 21st Annual Partners events honor Mary Kay and Keith Crain
Monday, June 23, 2014
Hidden Join the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute as it celebrates its 21st Annual Partners events, a signature fundraiser honoring outstanding philanthropists who support Karmanos’ exceptional cancer care and cutting-edge research. This year’s honorees are Mary Kay and Keith Crain, chairman, Crain Communications, Inc. The Partners Golf Classic will take place Monday, Aug. 25, at Franklin Hills Country Club. Partners Night will take place Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Detroit Public Library.
Karmanos Cancer Center receives Women’s Choice Award as one of nation’s best cancer hospitals
Friday, June 13, 2014
Karmanos Cancer Institute promotes cancer research, treatment efforts to estate, financial planners
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Dr. Sharon Helmer answered mammogram questions Wednesday, May 28, 2014 on WDIV’s Local 4 News
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Hidden Sharon Helmer, M.D., clinical service chief of the Imaging Department and medical director of Breast Imaging at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, appeared on WDIV’s Local 4 Morning Newscast on Wednesday, May 28, 2014.
Karmanos Cancer Center specialists test Google Glass to promote better patient care
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Oncology professor using R01 grant to explore origins of common adult onset diseases
Monday, May 12, 2014

Melissa Runge-Morris, M.D., professor in the Department of Oncology at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and director of the Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (IEHS) at Wayne State University’s School of Medicine, was awarded a five-year, nearly $2 million R01 grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences section of the National Institutes of Health to explore determinants of susceptibility in common diseases such as diabetes, atherosclerotic heart disease and various cancers.

Karmanos’ Dr. Rod Ramchandren launches LLS Man of the Year campaign
Monday, May 05, 2014
Hidden Each year the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) invites people whose lives have been touched by blood cancer to participate in their Man & Woman of the Year campaign. Rod Ramchandren, M.D., a member of the Malignant Hematology Multidisciplinary Team at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and assistant professor of Oncology at Wayne State University School of Medicine has been nominated for this year’s LLS Man & Woman of the Year.

Karmanos Cancer Institute’s 32nd Annual Dinner raised All-Time High: More than $2.7 Million to Enhance Cancer Care
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute's 32nd Annual Dinner chaired by Pernilla Ammann, chief operating officer of Mother New York; and Dan Ammann, president of General Motors Company, raised more than $2.7 million, making this year’s event the most successful Annual Dinner in Karmanos’ history. Host sponsor for the elegant gala was Cadillac. Proceeds from this year’s Annual Dinner will assist with the renovation of the Institute’s infusion center, providing a more comfortable and soothing setting for patients to receive chemotherapy treatments.

Dr. Elisabeth Heath, colleagues, receive renewed federal funding for prostate cancer research
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Elisabeth Heath, M.D., F.A.C.P., director of Prostate Cancer Research at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and professor of Oncology and Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine, along with her prostate cancer research colleagues, has received renewed grant funding by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) for the Institute’s participation in the Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials Consortium.

Dr. Morris Magnan receives Nightingale Award for Nursing Excellence
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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