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    Thank you to the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan’s (RIM) staff for their recent fundraiser supporting Karmanos! On Friday, March 12, employees of the RIM Brasza Outpatient and Fitness Center who wore jeans donated five dollars, raising a total of $100. These funds will be used to assist patients with lymphedema who need financial assistance with garments and bandages. A check was presented to Michael Simon, M.D., MPH, co-leader of the Breast Cancer Multidisciplinary Team at Karmanos, on April 22, 2...

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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is pleased to announce the winners of its 2021 Heroes of Cancer Awards. This year's event celebrates Karmanos' 26th year of honoring individuals and organizations that have distinguished themselves and inspired others as they advocate for and raise awareness of all types of cancers. The Heroes of Cancer Awards recognize a wide range of community members, including survivors, organizations, medical and scientific leaders and media representatives who champion tho...

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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is pleased to announce that it has entered into a partnership with The Toledo Clinic to establish a new cancer center in Maumee, Ohio. Under this partnership, Karmanos will operate the radiation oncology program at a new freestanding cancer center outside of Toledo, Ohio. Together, Karmanos and The Toledo Clinic will provide medical oncology services with multidisciplinary clinics, diagnostic imaging, pharmacy, laboratory, genetic counseling and social work serv...

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    After serving for 20 years in the United States Navy as a submarine sailor, John Lacks retired and transitioned to life with his family, including a son serving in the Navy as a submarine sailor and two daughters, in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Born and raised in Detroit, John always had a desire to return to his roots. In the winter of 2017, he began experiencing an abnormality in his stool. At the recommendation of his trusted primary care doctor, John went in for a colonoscopy. Although he had underg...

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    Doctors have long known that the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is linked to cervical cancer. However, many members of the general public and even members of the medical community aren't aware of the strong link between HPV and head and neck cancers. Ammar Sukari, M.D. , leader of the Head and Neck Multidisciplinary Team at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and associate professor in the Department of Oncology at Wayne State University School of Medicine, notes that almost 15,500 men and approximat...

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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute has been awarded a $325,372 grant from U CAN-CER VIVE Foundation. The funds will support cancer research focused on diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL). "We continue to be amazed by the work the dedicated doctors and researchers at Karmanos have made and are optimistic that this new grant will provide the support they need to continue their lifesaving research,” said Kelley LaFontaine, co-founder, U CAN-CER VIVE. “We take great pride in knowing that each dolla...

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    Congratulations to Ramzi Mohammad, Ph.D., member, Molecular Therapeutics Research Program, Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine (WSU SOM) and Asfar Azmi, Ph.D., co-leader, Tumor Biology and Microenvironment Research Program, Karmanos Cancer Institute and assistant professor, WSU SOM. Their work has been featured on the cover of the March 2021 edition of “Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology.”   This publication, originally published in November 2020, is co-authored by...

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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute invites health care professionals, including trainees and students, as well as community members to participate in the second installment of its Health Equity Book Club. This quarter's conversation will focus on "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents" by Isabel Wilkerson. The virtual discussion will take place on March 25, 2021, 4-5:30 p.m. via Zoom. Participants can register at www.karmanos.org/bookclub . Created by Michael Simon, M.D., MPH, co-leader of the Br...

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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, along with cancer centers and other organizations across the nation, recognizes March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women; however, there are a variety of screening tests available to detect colorectal cancer. Colorectal Cancer Facts and Figures According to the American Cancer Society (ACS): Each year, more than 140,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Mo...

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    The U CAN-CER VIVE Foundation visited Karmanos Cancer Institute on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2021, bearing 100 Valentine’s Day gifts. Presenting these special gifts was Kelley LaFontaine, founder of U CAN-CER VIVE, along with Todd McKay, from the Foundation’s grant committee. Each gift includes a handmade Valentine card, teddy bear, face mask and hat for Karmanos cancer patients as part of their U R MY VALENTINE 2021 program. U R MY VALENTINE 2021 is the foundation's way of giving back. Kelley LaFontaine said...