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    Cancer Wellness "The Karmanos Men's Support Group is now like a family to me that meets all my criteria," said Robert Brooks, a multiple myeloma survivor. Brooks and Kathleen Hardy, LMSW, oncology social worker and counselor at the Lawrence and Idell Weisberg Cancer Center in Farmington Hills, talk to Cancer Wellness about Karmanos' Men's Support Group. The two describe the relationships made by the men who take part and how those relationships have been impactful throughout their cancer journeys. Read ...

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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute , the world-renowned, Detroit-based National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, is the first to receive the SoftVue™ 3D Whole Breast Ultrasound Tomography System (SoftVue™) , following its approval by the Food and Drug Administration. Developed by Novi-based Delphinus Medical Technologies, the new and advanced technology was designed to be the screening solution for women with dense breast tissue. Dense breast tissue is common, affecting 40...

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    "...to be acknowledged by LGBT Detroit for community service is incredibly meaningful."   LGBT Detroit, an organization that works to increase awareness of and support to Detroit's LGBT culture through education and advocacy, has recognized a Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine faculty member for her commitment to the LBGT community. Hayley Thompson, Ph.D., faculty supervisor of the Office of Cancer Health Equity & Community Engagement (OCHECE) at Karmanos an...

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    Karmanos Cancer Institutes' Office of Health Equity and Community Engagement (OCHECE) and Wayne State University School of Medicine's Center for Health Equity and Community Knowledge in Urban Populations (CHECK-UP) is coordinating the return of the WSU & Karmanos Cancer Institute Community-Engaged Research Symposium series.  This year’s sessions will be held virtually and address LGBTQ, Black, racial, and Middle Eastern/North African (MENA), refugee and immigrant health equity with the goa...

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    Kay-Uwe Wagner, Ph.D., leader of the Tumor Biology and Microenvironment Research Program at Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and professor of basic science in the Department of Oncology at Wayne State University School of Medicine, has been selected as the winner of the 2022 Drs. Anthony and Joyce Danielski Kales Endowed Faculty Award for Innovative Cancer Researcher for his role as the principal investigator of a multi-institutional research team that identified the cellular origin of a specific t...

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    WebMD Clinical psychologist and member of the Supportive Oncology Multidisciplinary Team at Karmanos, Felicity Harper, Ph.D. gives advice on talking to loved ones after being diagnosed with late-stage ovarian cancer . Dr. Harper briefly touches on why it may be a good idea to share your diagnosis with loved ones, how to decide what to say and why it is normal to seek outside support, such as a therapist or psychologist. Read the full article here.

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    Receiving great care is essential for patients going through cancer treatment. For Elfia Blake, the staff at Karmanos Cancer Institute at The Toledo Clinic Cancer Center , including one radiation oncology technologist named Nick, went above and beyond during her treatment. 68-year-old Blake from Wauseon, Ohio underwent radiation therapy for Stage 1 breast cancer at the new Karmanos location in Maumee, about 10 miles southwest of Toledo. No time to think In the beginning of 2021, Blake was feeling great,...

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    HealthLeaders April Brown, director of concierge services, explains how the specialized oncology patient navigators at Karmanos are making a difference for patients and their care teams. Being the first point of contact for patients, Karmanos' patient navigators are unique  —  they stay with the patient from the beginning of their cancer treatment and continue the relationship through post treatment. Read the article here.  

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    McLaren Health Care, the three-state, 14-hospital health care system and health plan, has appointed Derek Morkel its Chief Information Officer effective July 17. The appointment makes permanent Morkel’s interim status in the same role, which he had served in since late 2021. As McLaren’s CIO, Morkel will oversee the entirety of the health care system’s information technology infrastructure and security, including the development and implementation of IT initiatives, such as enhancing patients’ digital e...

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    Originally published with Detroit Free Press . If you are getting ready to celebrate your 45 th birthday, or turned 45 during the pandemic, now is the time to schedule a consultation with a Karmanos specialist. Many patients had to put off colorectal cancer screenings due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a recent peer-reviewed study in Medicina, a scientific journal. Michigan halted specific procedures, and physician offices had to close as the state worked to limit the spread of COV...