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Cancer is a beginning.

From every struggle to every challenge, we believe cancer is a beginning. And we’re with you every step of the way. At the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, we specialize in providing cancer care that you cannot get anywhere else. We are the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center in metro Detroit. With access to more than 250 promising new cancer-specific treatments found only at Karmanos, we give you your best chance forward.

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Your Best Chance at beating cancer.

Cancer Screening and Prevention at Karmanos

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At Karmanos, we know early detection is important since cancer is most treatable in its early stages. Advocate for your health today and discover what screenings may be right for you.

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Prevention Program.

 

Cancer Care Is Close To Home

With specialized Karmanos Cancer Institute locations throughout Michigan and Northern Ohio, we offer the convenience of getting the quality of care you need and deserve near where you live.

Patient Tools

We believe that you should be empowered in managing your cancer care. With convenient tools that allow you to visit a physician on your laptop or mobile device, access your personal medical information, or find a doctor close to you, Karmanos Cancer Institute is your partner for life.

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Support Our World-Renowned Research

Karmanos physicians and scientists, in partnership with Wayne State University School of Medicine, dedicate themselves to researching the cancer breakthroughs of tomorrow. Please consider making a gift today to help accelerate treatments from the laboratory to the patient’s bedside — defining new standards of care and improving survivorship.

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Events

Karmanos Cancer Institute offers a variety of educational classes, support groups, integrative therapy classes, screenings, seminars and other special events to benefit you and your loved ones.

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The Latest From Karmanos Cancer Institute

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Illuminating Lights, Beautiful Weather Brought Record Attendance to Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer™ to Benefit Research at Karmanos

Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer™ Detroit Celebration and Ice Show was another fantastic event this year, bringing out more spectators and raising more money...

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A Precise Beam of Hope: Gamma Knife Procedure Gives Patient New Lease on Life

Paul Poole never expected his life would change in the blink of an eye. At 69 years old, he was enjoying his life in Redford with his wife of 32 y...

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$1.4 Million Awarded to Karmanos, WSU Researcher to Expand Findings Surrounding Prostate Cancer

A team of researchers at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University (WSU) were awarded a $1.4 million, three-year grant ...

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Prostate Cancer Aware | The Genetic Risks for Prostate Cancer with Dr. Isaac Powell

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WDET | New WSU study finds ‘music medicine’ can help cancer patients

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Sunday Edition | Updates in stage III and IVA cervical cancer treatment

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Patient Stories

Betsy Cowles

Karmanos Cancer Institute

Elisabeth (Betsy) Cowles, a young 38-year-old mother of four and a full-time student, was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer when she thought she had a clogged milk duct while nursing her new ba...

Jimmie D. Compton, Jr.

Karmanos Cancer Institute

For decades, Jimmie noticed a raised area on his left thigh, which he assumed was simply fluid or fatty tissue.

Cathleen Janosko

Karmanos Cancer Institute

Life-saving study: Clinical trial gives pancreatic cancer patient renewed hope
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