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    Click here to read in Arabic. The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is partnering with Wayne State University (WSU) School of Medicine and HYPE Athletics Center in Dearborn Heights to offer female cancer survivors 12 weeks of physical activity classes. These free classes are offered as part of an exercise program called Cross-Training and Physical Activity: A Better Life Experience (CAPABLE), which introduces the sport of CrossFit to cancer survivors and community members who may be at risk of devel...

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    The Annual Pink Out the Park, a partnership between the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute , the Detroit Tigers and McLaren Health Care, the official health care system of the Detroit Tigers, was a massive hit on Saturday, June 8. A sea of pink took up the field of vision at Comerica Park as the Tigers faced the Milwaukee Brewers in the second game of a three-game series. Hundreds of breast cancer survivors were honored before and during the game by players and the Tiger faithful. For the 12 th year,...

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    June is recognized yearly as National Cancer Survivors Month, an important time to recognize the strength and perseverance of cancer survivors worldwide. A cancer survivor isn’t only someone who is considered ‘cancer-free.’ Everyone who receives a cancer diagnosis, from the start of treatment to the end, no matter where they are in their journey, is considered a cancer survivor and will be for the rest of their life. Thinking about the steps taken during your journey can be overwhelming, but Karmanos Ca...

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    “Everyone at Karmanos made me feel that I could really successfully fight my disease.” 97.1 The Ticket Lynn Aston, one-year breast cancer survivor, joined Daniella Bruce of the Detroit Tigers Radio Network moments before Pink Out the Park began to share her journey with cancer. When her radiologist noticed something on her mammogram results that wasn’t there the year before, Aston was diagnosed in September of 2023 at 74 years old with stage I invasive lobular carcinoma. She received radiation therapy t...

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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute , cancer centers, and other organizations across the nation recognize June as National Cancer Survivor Month. A cancer survivor is anyone with a history of cancer from the time they were diagnosed through the remainder of their life. June is a time to celebrate and honor the millions of people who have beat cancer and think of those who are currently undergoing treatment. Cancer Facts and Figures As of January 2022, there are about 18.1 million cancer survivors ...

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    The Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) is in its 25th year of making a difference for Karmanos Cancer Institute patients. The council at Karmanos was the second National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center group to form, just after Dana Farber Cancer Institute. This hospital-based advocacy group represents the specific needs of cancer patients and their families, providing leadership with feedback to serve patients better. How it Started In 1998, Karen Goldman, then vice pres...

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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is partnering with Wayne State University (WSU) School of Medicine, the University of Rochester, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to bring attention to the unique needs of cancer survivors and their caregivers in the LGBTQ+ community. The idea for this work came from LGBTQ+ stakeholder partners, who identified improving the well-being of cancer caregivers as a top priority for research and interventions. Now, the investigators are soliciting input fro...

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    When John Deitering’s annual prostate specific antigen (PSA) came back elevated, his long-time family doctor referred him to a urologist to get his prostate checked out. “My wife told me I was not traveling for work until I got it checked. I was stubborn,” John said. John’s wife was right to put her foot down.  A biopsy revealed John had not one, but two forms of prostate cancer, and one of them was aggressive.  While watchful waiting is often an option for prostate cancer patients because Joh...

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    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 ...

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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute welcomes Wasif Saif, M.D., MBBS , as the new leader of the Phase I Clinical Trials Multidisciplinary Team and co-leader of the Gastrointestinal (GI) and Neuroendocrine Oncology Multidisciplinary Team (MDT). Dr. Saif is a world-renowned hematologist and oncologist specializing in GI cancers, experimental therapeutics and pharmacogenetics. He joined Karmanos on March 1, 2024. “Karmanos Cancer Institute is a trailblazer in cancer research and has been a m...