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Karmanos breast oncology team leader, genetic counselor take part in Witness Project presentation

Michael Simon, M.D., leader of the Breast Oncology Multidisciplinary Team at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center, will participate in an educational presentation in partnership with Karmanos’ Patient & Community Education Department and the Witness Project of Detroit. Dr. Simon is co-leader of the Witness Project, a faith-based education and outreach program focused on reducing racial disparities in breast cancer by focusing on African-American women.

The presentation takes place at 10:30 a.m., Monday, June 17 in the Wertz Classroom at Karmanos’ midtown Detroit location, 4100 John R.  One of Karmanos’ genetic counselors also will be on hand to answer questions.

The Witness Project of Detroit is funded by proceeds generated by the Komen Detroit Race for the Cure.  At the national level, the Witness Project promotes early detection of breast cancer among African-American women through screening and cancer risk management.

For more information about the Witness Project of Detroit or the educational presentation, please call Karmanos at 1-800-KARMANOS (-1800-527-6266). You can also visit the project’s Web site at

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