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KCI honors inspirational individuals and organizations-Dr. Michael J. Brennan Scientific Distinction Award

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For demonstrated leadership in breast cancer research. This award was presented by Gerold Bepler, M. D., Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of Karmanos Cancer Institute..

Dr. Michael J. Brennan served as President of the Michigan Cancer Foundation, the forerunner of the Karmanos Cancer Institute. Dr. Brennan died on Sept. 22, 2010 at the age of 89. He was a nationally-renowned oncologist when he took the helm of Michigan Cancer Foundation in 1966, serving as its president until 199l. Under his leadership, MCF became the country’s 20th comprehensive cancer center in 1978. Dr. Brennan was a pioneer in cancer research, a mentor and inspiration, who helped put Karmanos on the map as a leader in compassionate and comprehensive cancer care.

Peter J. Littrup, M.D., Director of Interventional Radiology/Radiology Research, Karmanos Cancer Institute, and Professor of Radiology, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Peter Littrup, M.D.

The work of Dr. Littrup and his team brings distinction to Karmanos Cancer Institute. The impact will be felt around the world

"I am very proud to receive this award on behalf of both my own family and my extended Karmanos families. I want to share this award with both of my KCI families involved with breast cancer: from the diagnostic side with the ultrasound tomography team, to the treatment side in delivering minimally invasive cryoablation of breast cancer with the ablation team. It is only through the combination of revolutionary changes in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment that we will make a paradigm shift in reducing the suffering from breast cancer."

Peter J. Littrup, M.D.

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