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Tune in to WDIV Local 4 this Sunday and Monday!

WDIV Local 4, Television Sponsor for the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute’s 32nd  Annual Dinner, will be featuring Karmanos in several stories leading up to the event on April 26.

We hope you will tune in to WDIV Local 4 to see these compelling stories highlighting Karmanos physicians and staff, patients, programs and research.

Sunday, April 6, 11 p.m. Newscast


Tara Revyn and her son, Jalen

Tara Revyn, bone marrow transplant patient, will share her remarkable story following her transplant last year. Her physician Joseph Uberti, M.D., Ph.D., division chief, Hematology; and co-director, Bone Marrow Transplant at Karmanos, will also share how the passion and commitment of staff contributes to Karmanos’ BMT program being recognized as one of the top six programs in the nation for best survival outcomes.

Monday, April 7, Live in the D, 11 a.m.

The feature story with Tara Revyn and Dr. Uberti will again be featured on WDIV Local 4’s Live in the D with show hosts Guy Gordon and Karen Drew. Tara and Dr. Uberti will also be live in-studio for a brief interview segment. Live in the D airs from 11.a.m – noon.

Monday, April 7, Karmanos Experts Address Viewers Questions During Live Web Chats, 4 – 7 p.m.

WDIV Local 4’s Heath Reporter Dr. Frank McGeorge will encourage viewers to participate in live web chats with cancer experts from Karmanos. The experts, topics and timeframes are as follows:

4-5 p.m. Prostate Cancer Web Chat with Isaac Powell, M.D., professor, Department of Urology, Karmanos Cancer Institute and WSU SOM

5-6 p.m. Lung Cancer Screening Program with Shirish Gadgeel, M.D.,  leader, Thoracic Oncology Multidisciplinary Team, Karmanos Cancer Institute; and professor WSU SOM; and Laura Mantha RN, BSN, OCN, Research Nurse, Karmanos  

Also, during the 5 p.m. newscast, there will be a feature story with Dr. Gadgeel and his patient Suzie Friedman who will share her story related to lung cancer screening as well as her admiration for Dr. Gadgeel and Karmanos for the care her husband received as he battled mesothelioma. Suzie is also involved with the Bereavement Support Group at Karmanos’ Weisberg Treatment Center in Farmington Hills.  

Dr. Shirish Gadgeel and his patient, Suzie Friedman 

6-7 p.m. Breast Cancer Web Chat with Michael Simon, M.D., MPH, leader, Breast Cancer Multidisciplinary Team, Karmanos Cancer Institute;  professor, WSU SOM


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