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    Coping with Cancer Felicity Harper, Ph.D. , clinical psychologist and member of the Supportive Oncology Multidisciplinary Team at Karmanos, authors an article for cancer patients. Dr. Harper explains the wave of emotions that people can experience when they are diagnosed and the importance of utilizing behavioral health therapy during cancer treatment. Read the article here .   

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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute now offers genetic counseling services at the Karmanos Cancer Institute at The Toledo Clinic Cancer Center in Maumee, Ohio. Karmanos’ genetic counseling clinic in Maumee is a virtual clinic where patients can meet with a counselor via video chat, similar to the other Karmanos genetic counseling clinics offered to patients throughout the Karmanos Cancer Network. Expanding these services to the location in Maumee gives patients and families at this location access...

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      McLaren Flint is pleased to announce January’s Outstanding Employee of the Month, Mary Ellen Rinks, PT, manager of rehab services. Hospital leadership honored Rinks the week of January 16.   “I am very humbled to receive this recognition,” Rinks said. “This award is reflective of the entire therapy department and is really a recognition of all of them. The therapy team is a group of dedicated professionals who want to do what is best for our patients. They are truly a team that excels at com...

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      When it comes to cervical cancer , there’s good news: the number of people dying from the disease has decreased. Cervical cancer was once one of the most common causes of death for Americans who were assigned female at birth.   Cervical Cancer Quick Numbers Around  13,960  new cases of cervical cancer will be diagnosed in 2023. In the U.S., about 4,310 people are expected to die from cervical cancer in 2023. Cervical cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women ages ...

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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is now seeing patients at the new  Karmanos Cancer Institute – Roseville . Located at 30550 Utica Road, this cancer center provides medical oncology services to patients in southern Macomb County. As the largest provider of cancer care and research in Michigan, the Roseville clinic becomes Karmanos’ 16 th location. “By extending our comprehensive cancer care to more communities, we are giving more patients access to their best chance to beat cancer,” said B...

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    Michael Cher, M.D. , urologic oncologist, member of the Genitourinary Oncology Multidisciplinary Team at Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and chair of the Wayne State University Department of Urology, co-authored a study outlining the results of a bladder cancer clinical trial recently published in the new journal, NEJM Evidence. ”IL-15 Superagonist NAI in BCG-Unresponsive Non-Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer,” focused on a new treatment option that could effectively treat patients with non–muscle-in...

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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute’s Office of Cancer Health Equity and Community Engagement (OCHECE) welcomes Kristin Maki, Ph.D., to the faculty. She joins OCHECE as a community outreach and engagement (COE) scientist after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.   Originally from upstate New York, Dr. Maki received all three of her degrees within her home state: a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Geneseo, a master’s from Ithaca College and a ...

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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute kicks off year two of its “Inspired” campaign, inviting the community to view a cancer diagnosis not as an ending but as an opportunity to think bigger, think broader, think “Cancer is a Beginning.” Viewers will be immersed in imagery, TV commercials, radio spots, billboards, and print and digital advertisements, supporting a new journey to push patients to achieve possibilities that once seemed unreachable. This next campaign era is a continuation of the Nation...

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    Medical News Today Hesham Gayar, M.D. , radiation oncologist and medical director of the McLaren Proton Therapy Center in Flint, part of the Karmanos Cancer Network, comments on a new clinical trial launching in the United Kingdom. The study compares treating breast cancer with traditional radiation versus proton beam therapy. Dr. Gayar explains a similar study done here in the U.S. Read the article here .

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    Cancer Wellness Lead medical physicist at Karmanos Cancer Center , Adrian Nalichowski, Ph.D., DABR, explains how Karmanos' new Varian Ethos therapy system uses artificial intelligence (AI) to treat patients.  This machine is able to deliver an adaptive therapy , a treatment plan that accounts for daily changes in tumor and normal anatomy, in a typical 15-30 minute patient treatment timeslot. Read the article here .