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    Karmanos Cancer Center in Detroit now has a five-star overall rating, the highest rating possible, from the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services. The overall quality star rating compares the hospital’s performance to others across the country. The rating system includes five categories of quality: mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience and timely and effective care. Medicare provides the star-rating of each hospital on its Care Compare website, a user-friendly interface where ...

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    Congratulations are again in order for McLaren Health Care president and CEO Philip A. Incarnati and Dr. Gerold Bepler, president and CEO of Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, who, for the second consecutive year, have been included in the “Detroit 500.” An annual feature from DBusiness Magazine, the “Detroit 500” compiles the 500 most influential business leaders in metro Detroit. The pair were included in last year’s highly selective list as well. Individuals are selected based on several factors,...

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    "This expands the coverage of those who are at high risk for lung cancer to receive screening sooner in the hopes of detecting lung cancer at an earlier stage."     According to the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, with cigarette smoking as the number one cause of lung cancer. Although many lung cancers are found in the late stages, making it more difficult to treat, the good news is a recent change in lung cancer sc...

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    Caris Molecular Minute Podcast Elisabeth Heath, M.D., FACP,  medical oncologist, leader of the  Genitourinary Oncology Multidisciplinary Team  (MDT) and member of the  Phase 1 Clinical Trials MDT , joins Caris Precision Oncology Alliance Chairman, Dr. Chabi Nabhan on the Caris Molecular Minute Podcast. She discusses the future of liquid biopsies for the diagnosis of genitourinary cancers. Listen to the podcast here .

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    Cancer Control Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University (WSU) researchers investigated how synchronized behavior differed between Black and White patients when having cancer treatment discussions with health care specialists. Lauren Hamel, Ph.D., co-program leader of the Population Studies and Disparities Research (PSDR) Program  at Karmanos, associate professor of communication and behavioral oncology at WSU School of Medicine; Susan Eggly, Ph.D., member of PSDR, professor in the Depar...

  • August 1, 2022 COLONOSCOPY FOLLOW UP SCREENING GUIDELINES   BACKGROUND: The U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer updated recommended follow-up intervals after screening colonoscopy in average-risk individuals. This guidance does not apply to people with hereditary syndromes that increase Colorectal Cancer (CRC) risk, inflammatory bowel disease, serrated polyposis syndrome, or personal or family history of CRC. These guidelines consider colonoscopy results alone and do not evaluate the...

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    The second annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Night with the Detroit Tigers, Karmanos Cancer Institute and McLaren Health Care , the official health care system of the Tigers, was a smashing success as fans celebrated the lives of survivors near and far. Decorated with a blue theme to build awareness for prostate cancer, Comerica Park welcomed hundreds of prostate cancer survivors as the Tigers defeated the San Diego Padres 12 to 4 in game one of the series. “Partnering with the Tigers for such a large ev...

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    Becker's Hospital Review Brian Gamble is named the new president of Karmanos Cancer Hospital. He has been with the organization as chief financial officer since 2015. Read the full article here .

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    "I’m happy and healthy and have a great family."   While choosing a hospital carefully after receiving a cancer diagnosis, it’s important to select one with expertise in treating your specific cancer and helping you achieve your goals after treatment. As Carl Pfadt of Detroit would attest, his choice to seek treatment at the Karmanos Cancer Center in Detroit has made all the difference for him and his growing family. Pfadt and his wife just welcomed a new baby boy, thanks to an integral conversatio...

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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Hospital (Karmanos) welcomes Brian Gamble into a new role as President.   He began his new role Monday, July 4, 2022. As Chief Financial Officer at Karmanos since 2015, Gamble worked closely with Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of Karmanos, Justin Klamerus, M.D., MMM, his predecessor who recently accepted the executive vice president and chief medical officer role at McLaren Health Care, and David Mazurkiewicz, executive vice preside...