Award Winning Care

McLaren Health Care and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute have earned the following awards and recognitions:

Dr. George Yoo Named in Becker’s 2024 Chief Medical Officers to Know

George Yoo, M.D., FACS , chief medical officer (CMO) at Karmanos Cancer Hospital, was listed on Becker’s Hospital Review’s 2024 Chief Medical Officers to Know . The list includes 180 CMOs who “champion patient safety, uphold rigorous quality standards, act as liaisons between leadership teams and medical staff, manage risk,” and more. The CMOs named are considered leaders who are continually driven for improvement, leading to multiple quality and safety accolades for their organizations. Dr. Yoo became ...

Dr. George Yoo Named in Becker’s 2024 Chief Medical Officers to Know
May 2024

Karmanos Cancer Institute receives 2024 Women’s Choice Awards® for cancer care and patient experience

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute has been named one of America’s 2024 Best Hospitals for Cancer Care and one of the country’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience by the Women’s Choice Award ® , America’s trusted referral source for the best in health care. This is the 11 th consecutive year Karmanos has been recognized by the Women’s Choice Award® since the inception of the national list. “A woman’s influence on where she chooses to receive health care is powerful, and we are once ag...

Karmanos Cancer Institute receives 2024 Women’s Choice Awards® for  cancer care and patient experience
December 2023

Karmanos awarded bronze for Integrated Campaign of the Year

Modern Healthcare and Ad Age has recognized the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute with the Bronze Award for Integrated Campaign of the Year for the latest installment of the “Inspire” campaign. The award was given as part of the 2023 Healthcare Marketing Impact Awards . Karmanos partnered with Fusion92, a marketing agency, for the latest era of the “Inspire” campaign to showcase a cancer patient’s perspective on everyday life and activities. The campaign took viewers on a journey and included digita...

Karmanos awarded bronze for Integrated Campaign of the Year
November 2023

McLaren, Karmanos listed among best oncology programs in US

McLaren Health Care has been included on the 2023 list of “100 hospitals and health systems with great oncology programs” compiled by Becker’s Hospital Review. The health system has Michigan’s largest network of oncology centers, the Karmanos Cancer Network , anchored by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit. The list includes the premier providers of cancer care from across the country, many of which are National Cancer Institute (NCI)-Designated Oncology Centers. The oncology programs p...

McLaren, Karmanos listed among best oncology programs in US
October 2023

WSU celebrates School of Medicine, Karmanos faculty for their significant contributions to further education

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development at Wayne State University’s (WSU) School of Medicine annually recognizes faculty who have made outstanding contributions in teaching, mentoring, research, and leadership. This year, several Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute faculty, researchers, and medical staff at the Karmanos Cancer Center received these awards, highlighting their significant contributions to education and more. Others received promotions and tenure at Wayne State. School...

WSU celebrates School of Medicine, Karmanos faculty for their significant contributions to further education
October 2023

Hour Detroit’s 2023 Top Docs List includes over 30 Karmanos physicians

Hour Detroit’s 2023 Top Docs List  is out; over 30 physicians from the  Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute  are listed. Each year, Hour Detroit Magazine puts out an online peer-to-peer review survey conducted by Professional Research Services (PRS) to determine the top physicians in southeastern Michigan. Participating physicians in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, and Livingston Counties nominate the best doctors in each field. This year’s list also includes a feature with George Yo...

Hour Detroit’s 2023 Top Docs List includes over 30 Karmanos physicians
October 2023

Patients rate Karmanos as a top-recommended hospital, with high ratings for physician communication, nurse communication, staff responsiveness, patient experience and drug communication

Karmanos Cancer Center is ranked among the top recommended hospitals in the state and country by patients. Becker’s Hospital Review compiled lists of high-scoring hospitals nationwide from data released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Among being a highly recommended hospital, Karmanos also scored high for physician-patient communication, nurse-patient communication, staff responsiveness, atient experience and drug communication. The data comes from the Hospital Consumer Asses...

Patients rate Karmanos as a top-recommended hospital, with high ratings for physician communication, nurse communication, staff responsiveness, patient experience and drug communication
August 2023

Top executives at McLaren Health Care, Karmanos Cancer Institute recognized on DBusiness Magazine’s “Detroit 500” list

President and CEO of McLaren Health Care, Philip A. Incarnati, and President of Karmanos Cancer Hospital and Network, Brian R. Gamble, have been included in this year’s “Detroit 500.” An annual feature from DBusiness Magazine, the “Detroit 500” compiles the 500 most influential business leaders in metro Detroit. Individuals are selected based on several factors, including the company or organization size, growth rate, geographical reach and extensive personal contacts. View the complete “Detroit 500” li...

Top executives at McLaren Health Care, Karmanos Cancer Institute recognized on DBusiness Magazine’s “Detroit 500” list
August 2023

KSP, McLaren’s Specialty Pharmacy, earns full URAC re-accreditation

KSP , McLaren Health Care's Specialty Pharmacy, has earned full re-accreditation for specialty pharmacy from URAC through August 1, 2026. By achieving this status, KSP has demonstrated its commitment to quality care, enhanced process, patient safety and improved outcomes. With this designation, KSP will continue providing specialty agents for various diseases. The medications and therapeutic follow-up offered by KSP are for patients with complex diseases or whose care requires high-cost treatments. Phys...

KSP, McLaren’s Specialty Pharmacy, earns full URAC re-accreditation
August 2023

3 McLaren hospitals recognized for physician-patient communication

Three McLaren Health Care system hospitals were recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review , a leading health care industry news outlet, for their physicians’ proficiency in effectively communicating with their patients . Compiled from publicly reported data measured by the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), three McLaren Health Care hospitals earned five stars in physician communication, the highest achievable ratin...

3 McLaren hospitals recognized for physician-patient communication
July 2023

Two Karmanos behavioral health specialists named Notable Leaders by Crain’s Detroit Business

The 2023 list of Crain’s Notable Leaders in Behavioral Health contains two members of Karmanos’ Supportive Oncology Multidisciplinary Team (MDT): Felicity W.K. Harper, Ph.D., and Mary Morreale, M.D. The publication announced the list on Monday, May 22. Dr. Harper is a clinical psychologist, professor of oncology at Wayne State University (WSU) School of Medicine, and associate center director of Population Sciences at Karmanos. She has dedicated her leadership, research and clinical practice to improvin...

Two Karmanos behavioral health specialists named Notable Leaders by Crain’s Detroit Business
May 2023

KSP, McLaren’s Specialty Pharmacy, recognized as a Leader in Performance Measurement

The Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC) has awarded KSP , McLaren’s Specialty Pharmacy, as a 2022 Pioneer in URAC’s Leaders in Performance Measurement (LPM) in their recognition program. This distinction shows that KSP has demonstrated a commitment to improving healthcare quality through performance measurement. As a specialty pharmacy, KSP provides needed medications and therapeutics at an affordable cost for patients with complex diseases or whose care requires high-cost treatments. Bei...

KSP, McLaren’s Specialty Pharmacy, recognized as a Leader in Performance Measurement
May 2023

Karmanos Cancer Institute’s Farmington Hills clinic designated an ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute’s Lawrence and Idell Weisberg Cancer Center in Farmington Hills has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). By awarding facilities the status of a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy and breast ultrasound (including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy). Certified physicians and medical physicis...

Karmanos Cancer Institute’s Farmington Hills clinic designated an ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
December 2022

Karmanos Cancer Institute Receives the Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care for 10th consecutive year

For the 10 th consecutive year, the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care by the Women’s Choice Award ® , America’s trusted referral source for the best in health care. The award signifies that Karmanos is in the top 10 percent of 4,729 U.S. hospitals offering cancer care services. Karmanos has received this honor since the inception of the award in 2014. “This award speaks to our excellence in the care of cancer patients.  We are proud...

Karmanos Cancer Institute Receives the Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care for 10th consecutive year
December 2022

Karmanos receives renewal of membership in prestigious Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials Consortium

Elisabeth Heath, M.D., FACP , leader of the Genitourinary Oncology Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) and member of the Phase 1 Clinical Trials MDT at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, has received grant renewal from the U.S. Department of Defense to continue membership in the prestigious Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials Consortium (PCCTC) program. The Prostate Cancer Clinical Consortium Award is a peer-reviewed, competitive grant. Peers include scientific researchers at universities and cancer center...

Karmanos receives renewal of membership in prestigious Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials Consortium
October 2022

Karmanos Cancer Center receives overall 5-star rating on Medicare’s Care Compare website

Karmanos Cancer Center in Detroit now has a five-star overall rating, the highest rating possible, from the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services. The overall quality star rating compares the hospital’s performance to others across the country. The rating system includes five categories of quality: mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience and timely and effective care. Medicare provides the star-rating of each hospital on its Care Compare website, a user-friendly interface where ...

Karmanos Cancer Center receives overall 5-star rating on Medicare’s Care Compare website
August 2022

Karmanos Cancer Institute and Network ranked as the preferred cancer provider in Michigan

The Karmanos Cancer Institute , the world renowned cancer center based in Detroit, for the first time since joining McLaren Health Care in 2014 has become the preferred cancer treatment provider in Michigan. A subsidiary of McLaren, the three-state, 14-hospital health system, the Karmanos Cancer Network of treatment facilities stretches across the state, from Petoskey to Detroit, and recently expanded into Ohio. In a poll conducted by NRC Health, 11.4 percent of statewide respondents named Karmanos and ...

Karmanos Cancer Institute and Network ranked as the preferred cancer provider in Michigan
July 2022

Wayne State University and Karmanos Cancer Institute express gratitude for $100 million from state for new medical education-research site

The Wayne State University School of Medicine and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute plan to construct a new building complex consisting of two towers that will further their unique academic and research-based partnership. The estimated $450 million capital project is becoming more of a reality with an appropriation of $100 million from the State of Michigan. WSU and Karmanos plan to house collaborative medical education, research and laboratories, health science and community health clinics in t...

Wayne State University and Karmanos Cancer Institute express gratitude for $100 million from state for new medical education-research site
July 2022

Karmanos and FocuSSTEM NextGen win three prestigious TV and video awards, teaching students STEM through VR and XR experiences

Karmanos Cancer Institute and FocuSSTEM NextGen have found a new way to remotely engage students during the pandemic, which has earned both organizations three Telly Awards. The awards are in the Immersive & Mixed Reality category. The Remote STEM Camp in Virtual Reality (VR) won a silver Telly Award in the general subcategory for education and training. The Live Summit in Extended Reality (XR) was awarded a silver Telly in the general subcategory for virtual events and experiences, as well as a bro...

Karmanos and FocuSSTEM NextGen win three prestigious TV and video awards, teaching students STEM through VR and XR experiences
July 2022

Karmanos granted Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds to continue support for cancer caregivers

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute received a $12,500 grant to support the Cancer Caregiver Community Program. The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation announced the award through the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds in May. Karmanos will utilize the award to continue and enhance programming for cancer caregivers in metro Detroit. “We support cancer caregivers throughout our community, whether they are friends of one of our cancer patients or family,” said ...

Karmanos granted Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds to continue support for cancer caregivers
June 2022

The American Cancer Society awards transportation grant to Karmanos Cancer Institute to facilitate access to cancer care

The American Cancer Society (ACS) recently awarded Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute $15,000 in transportation grant funding to help alleviate the financial burden of transportation for cancer patients. The transportation grant will assist cancer patients in Detroit and throughout the Karmanos Cancer Network, which reaches patients in 46-counties throughout Michigan and Lucas County in Ohio. With this grant, Karmanos will be able to assist at least 200 cancer patients. For cancer patients, lack of t...

The American Cancer Society awards transportation grant to  Karmanos Cancer Institute to facilitate access to cancer care
May 2022

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute & Network named recipient of the American Cancer Society lodging grant for cancer patients receiving treatment

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute was recently awarded a $50,000 lodging grant by the American Cancer Society to help eliminate the financial barriers of cancer treatment. These funds will be used to address the lodging needs of cancer patients receiving treatment in Detroit and throughout the Karmanos Cancer Network, which reaches patients in 46-counties throughout Michigan. An estimated 62,150 Michigan residents will learn they have cancer this year. The cost of lodging near their treatment ce...

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute & Network named recipient of the American Cancer Society lodging grant for cancer patients receiving treatment
January 2022

Karmanos Cancer Institute receives the 2022 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care and one of America’s Best Mammogram Imaging Centers

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care and by the Women’s Choice Award® , America’s trusted referral source for the best in health care. These awards signify that Karmanos Cancer Institute is in the top two percent of 4,542 U.S. hospitals offering cancer care services. A hospital must be designated by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer Classification (ACS CoC) as one of four specific types of cancer programs to be cons...

Karmanos Cancer Institute receives the 2022 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care and one of America’s Best Mammogram Imaging Centers
December 2021

Karmanos Cancer Institute receives multi-million dollar grant to determine why advanced cancer treatment fails African Americans

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University recently received a $2,997,215 federal grant to help determine why African Americans show poorer responses than whites when treated with one of the most advanced immunotherapies for lung cancer. The specific focus of the grant is to study immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) treatment for metastatic non-small cell lung cancer. The grant is through the NCI’s SPORE , or Specialized Program of Research Excellence, which funds collaborative, ...

Karmanos Cancer Institute receives multi-million dollar grant to determine why advanced cancer treatment fails African Americans
November 2021

Asfar Azmi, Ph.D. receives 2021 Kales Award for breakthrough in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma treatment

Asfar Azmi, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Oncology at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine, has been selected as the winner of the 2021 Anthony and Joyce Danielski Kales Endowed Faculty Award for Innovative Cancer Researcher for his research on Selinexor with Gemcitabine and Nab-Paclitaxel for the treatment of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Dr. Azmi’s research, “Preclinical Assessment with Clinical Validation of Selinexor with Gemcitabine...

Asfar Azmi, Ph.D. receives 2021 Kales Award for breakthrough in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma treatment
November 2021

Radhika Gogoi, M.D., receives Geri Fournier Ovarian Cancer Research Grant

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 ...

Radhika Gogoi, M.D., receives Geri Fournier Ovarian Cancer Research Grant
October 2021

Karmanos Cancer Institute receives 2021 Prostate Cancer Foundation Challenge Award

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...

Karmanos Cancer Institute receives 2021 Prostate Cancer Foundation Challenge Award
October 2021

KSP Specialty Pharmacy achieves accreditation with Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC)

KSP Specialty Pharmacy is pleased to announce that it has achieved accreditation through the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for its pharmacy services. Accreditation is a process through which health care organizations demonstrate compliance with national standards. Accreditation by ACHC reflects an organization’s dedication and commitment to meeting standards that facilitate a higher level of performance and patient care. ACHC is a nonprofit organization that has stood as a symbol of qu...

KSP Specialty Pharmacy achieves accreditation with Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC)
July 2021

Elisabeth Heath, M.D., FACP, receives 2020 Prostate Cancer Foundation Challenge Award

Congratulations to Elisabeth Heath, M.D., FACP , associate center director of Translational Sciences and leader of the Genitourinary Oncology Multidisciplinary Team at Karmanos Cancer Institute and professor at Wayne State School of Medicine for receiving the 2020 Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) Challenge Award. Dr. Heath serves as principal investigator, alongside Peter Nelson, M.D. of the University of Washington, on the project titled PC-REACTR: A Multidimensional Tumor Atlas to Overcome Prostate Ca...

Elisabeth Heath, M.D., FACP, receives 2020 Prostate Cancer Foundation Challenge Award
January 2021

Dr. Isaac Powell receives award from The American Urological Association

Congratulations to Isaac Powell, M.D., member of the Genitourinary Oncology Multidisciplinary Team. Dr. Powell has been awarded a Presidential Citation by the American Urological Association (AUA). This award recognizes Dr. Powell’s outstanding contributions regarding the biology, genetics and environmental impact of prostate cancer in African American men. Presidential Citations are presented to individuals deemed to have significantly promoted the cause of urology. Each recipient is chosen by the AUA ...

Dr. Isaac Powell receives award from The American Urological Association
December 2020

Michele Cote, Ph.D., wins the American Public Health Association’s 2020 John Snow Award

Michele Cote, Ph.D. professor of oncology, Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University, is this year’s recipient of the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) 2020 John Snow Award, which is given annually to recognize an outstanding epidemiologist for excellence in epidemiologic practice or research. The awards ceremony took place at the virtual APHA meeting on October 26, 2020. The award honors the late English physician John Snow, M.D. (1813-1858), considered one of the founders of moder...

Michele Cote, Ph.D., wins the American Public Health Association’s 2020 John Snow Award
December 2020

Karmanos Cancer Institute receives the 2021 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care and one of America’s Best Mammogram Imaging Centers

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care and one of America’s Best Mammogram Imaging Centers by the Women’s Choice Award® , America’s trusted referral source for the best in health care. These awards signify that Karmanos Cancer Institute is in the top two percent of 4,542 U.S. hospitals offering cancer care services. A hospital must be designated by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer Classification (ACS CoC) as one of f...

Karmanos Cancer Institute receives the 2021 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care and one of America’s Best Mammogram Imaging Centers
December 2020

Karmanos Cancer Institute Office of Cancer Health Equity and Community Engagement honored by Michigan Cancer Consortium with 2020 Spirit of Collaboration Award

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by the Michigan Cancer Consortium (MCC) with the 2020 Spirit of Collaboration Award for the work completed by the Office of Cancer Health Equity and Community Engagement . The Spirit of Collaboration Award is the highest honor the Michigan Cancer Consortium presents to member organizations, recognizing outstanding collaborative work that significantly moves cancer prevention and control activities forward in Mic...

Karmanos Cancer Institute Office of Cancer Health Equity and Community Engagement honored by Michigan Cancer Consortium with 2020 Spirit of Collaboration Award
October 2020

Lauren M. Hamel, Ph.D. and Misako Nagasaka, M.D. named among the nation’s 40 Under 40 in Cancer Class of 2020

Lauren Hamel (left) and Misako Nagasaka, M.D. (right) Karmanos Cancer Institute congratulates Lauren M. Hamel, Ph.D., assistant professor and member of the Population Studies and Disparities Research Program at the Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine (WSU SOM) and Misako Nagasaka, M.D., member of the Thoracic and Head and Neck Multidisciplinary Teams at Karmanos Cancer Institute and assistant professor at WSU SOM for being named among the nation’s 40 Under 40 in Cance...

Lauren M. Hamel, Ph.D. and Misako Nagasaka, M.D. named among the nation’s 40 Under 40 in Cancer Class of 2020
October 2020

Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University approved for a $149,324 engagement award for project on COVID-19

A team at Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University has been approved for a $149,324 funding award through the Eugene Washington Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Engagement Awards program to support a new project: “Supporting Detroit Communities as Leaders and Partners in COVID-19 Research.” The funds will support a COVID-19-related project enhancement to the previously funded and ongoing project, “Best Practices to Engage Black Men in the Development of a Cancer Health Eq...

Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University approved for a $149,324 engagement award for project on COVID-19
October 2020

Susan Eggly, Ph.D. receives Kales Award for research on patient-doctor communication

Susan Eggly, Ph.D., professor and a member of the Population Studies and Disparities Research Program at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University (WSU) School of Medicine has been selected as the winner of the Anthony and Joyce Danielski Kales Endowed Faculty Award for Innovative Cancer Researcher for her research into communication between black cancer patients and their medical oncologists. Dr. Eggly said she is very honored to receive the award, which she said was unexpect...

Susan Eggly, Ph.D. receives Kales Award for research on patient-doctor communication
October 2020

Karmanos physicians named HOUR Detroit’s 2020 Top Docs

Several physicians from the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute have been named to HOUR Detroit's 2020 Top Doctors list, which appears in the October 2020 edition of Hour Detroit Magazine. Each year, the publication conducts an online peer-to-peer review survey to determine the top physicians in southeastern Michigan. The publication requires hospitals only to list active "primary" physicians, even though others have privileges. Physicians are nominated and voted on by their peers. The M.D.'s or D.O.'...

Karmanos physicians named HOUR Detroit’s 2020 Top Docs
October 2020

Karmanos Cancer Institute receives renewal of National Cancer Institute Core Grant

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is pleased to announce that its National Cancer Institute (NCI) Core Grant has been renewed. This renewal extends Karmanos’ prestigious NCI designation through 2025. Karmanos is among 51 centers nationwide to receive this designation. NCI-designated cancer centers are characterized by scientific excellence and the capability to integrate a diversity of research approaches to focus on the problem of cancer. They play a vital role in advancing towards the goal of ...

Karmanos Cancer Institute receives renewal of National Cancer Institute Core Grant
October 2020

Karmanos receives $630,000 CATCH-UP grant to recruit minority, rural patients to clinical trials

Researchers at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute have secured a one-year, $630,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) that will help support the Institute’s clinical trials targeting underserved populations in Detroit and in the rural areas that Karmanos serves. CATCH-UP is short for the NCI P30 Cancer Center Support Grants to Create Access to Targeted Cancer Therapy for Underserved Populations. The grant supplements Karmanos’ P30 grant, a cancer center core grant that supports the e...

Karmanos receives $630,000 CATCH-UP grant to recruit minority, rural patients to clinical trials
August 2020

KSP Specialty Pharmacy receives full, three-year accreditation from the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission

KSP Specialty Pharmacy (KSP) is pleased to announce that it has received full accreditation from the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC). This accreditation is valid for three years. The achievement serves as a key differentiator and independent validation of quality. With this designation, KSP is able to continue with its provision of specialty oral oncolytic agents. Additionally, it allows for the provision of agents in other specialized areas, such as HIV, gastroenterology, neurology a...

KSP Specialty Pharmacy receives full, three-year accreditation from the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission
August 2020

Susan Eggly, Ph.D., wins two 2020 Telly Awards

Congratulations to Susan Eggly, Ph.D., professor and a member of the Population Studies and Disparities Research Program at Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine and her research team for being recognized with gold and silver 2020 Telly Awards. These accolades were given for the Partnering Around Cancer Clinical Trials (PACCT) informational video. The gold was won in the category of Non-Broadcast: Employee Communications and the silver for Non-Broadcast: General Recruit...

Susan Eggly, Ph.D., wins two 2020 Telly Awards
June 2020

Kay Carolin recognized as a 2020 Crain’s COVID-19 Hero

Congratulations to Kay Carolin, chief nursing officer at Karmanos Cancer Institute, for being recognized as a 2020 Crain’s COVID-19 Hero! This special section recognizes those who were on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis, whether in hospitals or businesses, who stepped up in unimaginable circumstances to save lives. From Crain’s Detroit Business: When the coronavirus pandemic swept through Michigan, the stakes were especially high at the only cancer-specific hospital in the state. The responsib...

Kay Carolin recognized as a 2020 Crain’s COVID-19 Hero
June 2020

Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., named 2020 Crain's Health Care Hero

Congratulations to Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., president and chief executive officer, for being recognized as a 2020 Crain’s Health Care Hero! This award celebrates outstanding people who are dedicated to breaking down barriers in the health care system, improving access to care, and above all, serving patients. Dr. Bepler’s leadership and vision have allowed Karmanos Cancer Institute to expand outstanding cancer care throughout the state of Michigan, giving patients their best chance in the fight again...

Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., named 2020 Crain's Health Care Hero
June 2020

Lauren Lawrence named one of Crain’s Notable Women in Health

Congratulations to Lauren Lawrence, vice president, Karmanos Cancer Network, who was named one of Crain’s Notable Women in Health. Lawrence’s “experience and understanding of complex geo-political considerations makes her an essential executive for Karmanos Cancer Institute,” said Karmanos Cancer Hospital President Justin Klamerus, M.D., MMM. The year’s list includes 41 women who are making a difference for patients, their businesses and in the field. Those who know them praise their vision, acumen and ...

Lauren Lawrence named one of Crain’s Notable Women in Health
March 2020

Karmanos awarded President's Trophy for second year in a row by McLaren Health Care

For the second year in a row, the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute has been named the recipient of the President’s Trophy by the McLaren Health Care system. The award was presented at the McLaren Health Care Annual Meeting. “This award means we have been recognized as the top subsidiary in the entire McLaren Health Care system, as a result of exceeding expectations in clinical quality, patient safety, operations, fiscal responsibility and patient satisfaction,” said Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., pres...

Karmanos awarded President's Trophy for second year in a row by McLaren Health Care
January 2020

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute receives the 2020 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care by the Women’s Choice Award® for 2020. Previously, Karmanos had been ranked as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care by the Women’s Choice Award from 2011-2012, as well as 2014-2019. Karmanos is one of 431 award recipients representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for cancer care in the U.S. by the Women’s Choice Award. The award also signifies that Karmanos is in the t...

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute receives the 2020 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care
December 2019

Dr. Steven Daveluy receives national honor from the American Academy of Dermatology

The American Academy of Dermatology has honored board-certified dermatologists Steven Daveluy, M.D., FAAD, assistant professor of Dermatology at Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine, and Benjamin Workman, M.D., FAAD, former WSU Dermatology resident, as Patient Care Heroes for their teamwork with oncologists to diagnose a rare condition affecting just one in 1 million patients known as drug-induced hypersensitivity syndrome. Sarah Shark of Bay City, Mich., was prescribe...

December 2019

Stephan Patrick, Ph.D., named 2019 Kales Award winner

Stephan Patrick, Ph.D., has focused his research on studying how cancer cells respond to chemotherapy to improve treatment options for patients. Dr. Patrick began his Ph.D. program in 1994 where he noted, "I was drawn to platinum-based drugs in trying to understand how they function and determine how cancer cells become resistant to therapy." Dr. Patrick, associate professor in the Department of Oncology and member of the Molecular Therapeutics Program at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute since ...

Stephan Patrick, Ph.D., named 2019 Kales Award winner
October 2019

Karmanos physicians named HOUR Detroit’s 2019 Top Docs

Several physicians from the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute have been named to HOUR Detroit's 2019 Top Doctors list, which appears in the October 2019 edition of Hour Detroit Magazine. Each year, the publication conducts an online peer-to-peer review survey to determine the top physicians in southeastern Michigan. The publication requires hospitals only to list active "primary" physicians, even though others have privileges. Physicians are nominated and voted on by their peers. The M.D.'s or D.O.'...

Karmanos physicians named HOUR Detroit’s 2019 Top Docs
September 2019

Karmanos Cancer Institute nurse Ashley Kaake honored with Nightingale Award for extraordinary service

Ashley Kaake, RN, BSN, CCRN, critical staff nurse at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit, was recently selected by Oakland University to receive the Nightingale Award for Nursing Excellence in the category of Staff Nurse Practice. The Nightingale Award for Nursing Excellence is presented to a nurse who demonstrates excellence in direct patient care delivered in a hospital, clinic or sub-acute care facility. This individual is dedicated to quality, compassionate care of patients and prom...

Karmanos Cancer Institute nurse Ashley Kaake honored with Nightingale Award for extraordinary service
May 2019