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    Summer is associated with sunny days, outdoor activities and long vacations. However, receiving a cancer diagnosis or undergoing treatment may change the way you enjoy the warmer months. While there is no “summer break” from treatment, it is still possible to celebrate this time of year and remain safe. How can you enjoy the warmer months while undergoing chemotherapy or after receiving a cancer diagnosis? Maintaining interpersonal connection, practicing sun safety and staying hydrated are three key ele...

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    The Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Flint and the McLaren Proton Therapy Center offers Genesee County cancer patients the best chance in beating their disease by providing comprehensive cancer treatment options under one roof. Gary Howard of Mt. Morris says he would not have it any other way. “Everything I do is McLaren,” explains Howard. “With the system, the physicians I see always know where my health is. The communication is there. I do everything here.” Howard was diagnosed with base of tongue...

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    From patientpower.info Erlene Seymour, M.D., hematology oncologist at Karmanos Cancer Institute joined Patient Power Co-Founder Andrew Schorr to explain diagnosing advanced DLBCL, the standard therapy R-CHOP (rituximab, cyclophosphamide, hydroxydaunorubicin, oncovin and prednisone) and the new medications that are being used in combination with R-CHOP.

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    McLaren Health Care has appointed Kimberly Keaton Williams to serve as Chief Diversity Officer for the health system. Keaton Williams currently serves as Vice President of Talent Acquisition and Development, responsible for recruiting and training efforts across McLaren. She will maintain these responsibilities as she assumes leadership for diversity and inclusion practices throughout the corporation. In her new role as Vice President of Talent Acquisition and Development and Chief Diversity Officer, Ke...

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    Kamiar Moin, Ph.D., director of the Microscopy, Imaging & Cytometry Resources (MICR) Core at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and professor in the Department of Pharmacology at Wayne State University School of Medicine (WSU SOM), has secured a five-year, $1.5 million R50 grant by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The grant number is CA251068-01. R50 grants, also known as NCI Research Specialist Awards, encourage the development of stable research career opportunities for exceptional scie...

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    On the last day of cancer treatment, it is traditional for the patient to ring a bell to mark that day. That day came for me on August 27, 2019. In December of 2016, I retired with great pride from the Karmanos Cancer Institute. I had been the Associate Center Director of Research Administration for the past ten years. I loved this position, but I was starting to look forward to my retirement years and maybe some travel. My arrival at Karmanos in 2003 had been – well – a bit of a lark. My career path ha...

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    Often called the “forgotten cancer,” sarcoma refers to more than 70 subtypes of cancer that affect the body’s connective tissue. "Sarcomas are rare. There are less than 13,000 soft tissue sarcoma diagnoses per year, so it affects a smaller population than some other cancers, such as breast cancer,” explained Alysia Kemp, M.D., leader of the Sarcoma Multidisciplinary Team at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. “Because it’s rare, less than one percent of all cancer diagnoses, there isn’t as much a...

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    From The Cancer Letter Four cancer centers were due for NCI Cancer Center Support Grant site visits in May, including Karmanos Cancer Institute. All four institutions decided to proceed with the virtual option instead of delaying the Cancer Center Support Grant site visits to the fall. The Cancer Letter details the experience of these institutions. Click here to read the complete article.

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    From Wayne State University School of Medicine News Karmanos Cancer Institute President & CEO Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., was recognized by Crain’s Detroit Business as Health Care Heroes in the magazine’s June 1 edition. Dr. Bepler was recognized in the administrator/executive category. Click here to read the complete article.

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    From FOX 47 News Beth Layhe, D.O., oncologist, Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Greater Lansing explains what to look for when it comes to melanoma and a concerning spot. The story was published in recognition of May, which was National Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Click here to read the complete article.