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    Karmanos is pleased to congratulate Radhika Gogoi, M.D., Ph.D. , member of the Gynecologic Oncology Multidisciplinary Team at Karmanos for securing a Geri Fournier Ovarian Cancer Research Grant in the amount of $50,000. The annual award is given by The Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance to recognize and provide funding for the critical research happening in the state. Dr. Gogoi received the grant award for a research project that aims to identify differences between BRCA1 and BRCA2 proteins that may lead ...

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    Karmanos is pleased to announce that it has received a Movember – Prostate Cancer Foundation PCF Challenge Award totaling $1 million. PCF Challenge Awards are granted to teams at some of the world’s leading cancer research institutions to support cross-disciplinary pioneering research toward the goal of finding cures for prostate cancer. The funds were raised from the 2020 Movember U.S. Campaign and from the 2020 Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride. Elisabeth Heath, M.D., FACP , leader of the Genitourinary M...

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    The American Cancer Society (ACS) recently awarded the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute a $15,000 grant to help alleviate the financial burden of transportation costs for cancer patients in Detroit and throughout the Karmanos Cancer Network, which reaches patients in 46-counties throughout Michigan. The grant will enable Karmanos Cancer Institute to assist more than 750 cancer patients with more than 1,500 rides to treatment in 2021. For cancer patients, lack of transportation creates a significant...

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    On Thursday, September 30, 2021, the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute will celebrate its 27th annual Partners Event highlighting the importance of cancer research. The night will feature an electric live performance from Collision Six, powerful presentations and an incredible auction with all proceeds benefiting Karmanos Cancer Institute. Partners Night 2021 is virtual and is free for everyone. To register, donate and participate go to Partners21.givesmart.com . Partners 2021 All funds raised throu...

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    The average person breathes about 2,000 gallons of air a day. It is probably something you forget that you are doing, but healthy breathing is crucial for your body to continue working properly. Your lungs, airways and respiratory system all work together to filter out toxins and pollutants. Respiratory health is important, which is why knowing the risk factors and symptoms of lung diseases can help you spot anything concerning before it becomes a major issue. Lung Health in the US Your environment, gen...

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    “To hear that was a godsend.” It was a familiar face that delivered the news to Lori. It was Nov. 29, and Lori was sitting in the McLaren Oakland emergency department in Pontiac. For the past 10 days, she had been feeling an odd sensation that resulted in her dry-heaving multiple times every day. She was afflicted with something, and when it didn’t get any better, she decided it was time to get it checked out. A retired emergency department nurse, Lori admits to having a “burden of knowledge,” and she k...

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    Give women the facts and they will take care of their health. That’s the premise behind the philanthropic drive of Sheryl Silver, a leading national advocate for ovarian cancer awareness. “Early diagnosis of ovarian cancer is crucial to long-term survival,” Sheryl says. “It’s very important that women be armed with information about risk factors and common symptoms of this disease because symptoms are often incorrectly attributed to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), perimenopause or menopause. Sadly, by t...

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    Over the past 17 months, Karmanos Cancer Institute has worked tirelessly to ensure that our patients and staff are informed about changes to care in response to COVID-19. We are providing the following to help you understand the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) latest statements. To view the complete statements, click here . The CDC now recommends a third shot of the COVID-19 vaccine for people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised. Some cancer patients may fit into thi...

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    Congratulations to Phil Incarnati and Dr. Gerold Bepler! Every year, dBusiness Magazine highlights the 500 most influential business leaders in metro Detroit on their list of “Detroit 500.” We are pleased to announce that in 2021, Phil Incarnati, President and CEO of McLaren Health Care and Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., President and CEO of Karmanos Cancer Institute, have been included on the list. The Detroit 500 list is a highly selective biographical database of business leaders in our region and state...

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    "I actually had thyroid cancer before, so, I’m not someone to mess around. If I think something’s suspicious, I want to get it taken care of.” For Susan Plessner, there was no chance of skipping doctor appointments or ignoring the signs of a health issue, even during the coronavirus pandemic of 2020. One reason for her diligence is the prevalence of cancer in her family. “I always figured I’d get it some way or another because of the high incidence in our family history,” said Susan, who lives in Auburn...