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    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...

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    Kathy Harvey and her older sister Karen Krajewski were enjoying a summer afternoon in the pool when they had a conversation that would change their family forever. Krajewski, a neurogenetic counselor, had told Harvey about an affordable genetic test for cancer risk that could be taken without a doctor’s referral. Now, she wanted to know if she had Harvey’s blessing to take the test, given the results could impact their whole family. Harvey told Krajewski to go for it. “Never in a million years did I exp...

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    In an interview with Michigan Oncology Quality Consortium's Ovarian Cancer Education Podcast, Radhika Gogoi, M.D., member of the Gynecologic Multidisciplinary Team at Karmanos, discusses a new diagnosis and the basics of ovarian cancer. "We recommend that all women who are diagnosed with ovarian cancer go through genetic testing to determine whether they carry a gene that puts them at higher risk for ovary and breast cancer. If they are positive, their family members or relatives should also seek geneti...

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    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) for being named among the nation’s 40 Under 40 in Cancer Class of 2020. This award initiative identifies and recognizes the contributions being made by rising stars and emerging leaders under the age of 40 in the United States. “I’m honored to be among these elite ...

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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is pleased to announce the launch of a Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Led by this committee, Karmanos will integrate best practices in diversity, inclusion and cultural competence to deliver outstanding and equitable medical care to the patients we serve and provide a welcoming and supportive environment for staff members. Justin Klamerus, M.D., MMM, president, Karmanos Cancer Hospital & Network will serve as executive sponsor of the local committee with...

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    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 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 unexpected. ...

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    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.'...

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    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 ...

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    Allison Mitchell, a doctoral candidate in the Cancer Biology Graduate Program at Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine, won this year’s Leonard N. Simons Award for Exemplary Research and Scholarly Achievement. Mitchell is in her sixth year of the program and is mentored by Associate Professor of Oncology Guojun Wu, Ph.D. “I am honored to be receiving this award. It feels great to be recognized for all the hard work that goes into scientific research by my mentors and th...

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    Blood cancer encompasses many kinds of hematologic malignancies, including but not limited to leukemia. September is National Blood Cancer Awareness Month. While people may associate blood cancer with leukemia, the acute form of this cancer affecting adults accounts for about less than two percent of all cancers, according to Suresh Kumar Balasubramanian, M.D., a member of the Malignant Hematology Multidisciplinary Team at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and assistant professor in the Departme...