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    American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute are pleased to announce a new partnership. The organizations have aligned to provide information about cancer-related legislative actions taking place on the state and federal levels. Through this partnership, Karmanos guests will be featured monthly on the CANdid Connection podcast. ACS CAN launched their CANdid Connection podcast in 2020. The podcast aims to give listeners legislative insights through...

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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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    “I am so thankful for my co-workers and appreciate that they recognized and nominated me for this award,” said Mendoza.     Angelica Mendoza, Emergency Department technician at McLaren Greater Lansing, has been recognized as one of the Lansing Latino Health Alliance’s 2020 Outstanding Hispanic/Latino Caregivers. This award is given annually to a caregiver who has made a significant difference in the life of a patient, exceeded expectations in carrying out his or her responsibilities, and demon...

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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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    Proton therapy is one of the most advanced treatment options available to cancer patients. One of the first questions that cancer patients often have when offered this innovative treatment option is, ‘Does my insurance cover it?’ For Veterans who are receiving VA health care benefits , that answer is often yes. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) , following the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO) model policies for radiation oncology services, has identified that proton therapy deliv...

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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 walls of the  McLaren Proton Therapy Center  are inviting, not only to the cancer patients who walk those paths every day, but also to local artists. The artwork hanging on the walls has transformed the feeling patients experience as they routinely receive cancer treatment. “We’re always looking for ways to engage our community,” said Michele Leclaire, executive director of Buckham Gallery . “It’s part of our mission: ‘...to enrich the cultural life of [the Buckham Gallery’s] surrounding c...

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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...