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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute was recently awarded a $50,000 lodging grant by the American Cancer Society to help eliminate the financial barriers of cancer treatment. These funds will be used to address the lodging needs of cancer patients receiving treatment in Detroit and throughout the Karmanos Cancer Network, which reaches patients in 46-counties throughout Michigan. An estimated 62,150 Michigan residents will learn they have cancer this year. The cost of lodging near their treatment ce...

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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care and by the Women’s Choice Award® , America’s trusted referral source for the best in health care. These awards signify that Karmanos Cancer Institute is in the top two percent of 4,542 U.S. hospitals offering cancer care services. A hospital must be designated by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer Classification (ACS CoC) as one of four specific types of cancer programs to be cons...

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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University recently received a $2,997,215 federal grant to help determine why African Americans show poorer responses than whites when treated with one of the most advanced immunotherapies for lung cancer. The specific focus of the grant is to study immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) treatment for metastatic non-small cell lung cancer. The grant is through the NCI’s SPORE , or Specialized Program of Research Excellence, which funds collaborative, ...

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    McLaren Northern Michigan was awarded an ‘A’ safety rating from The Leapfrog Group for the fall 2021 Hospital Safety Grade. McLaren Northern Michigan earned an ‘A’ grade five consecutive grading terms in The Leapfrog Group’s bi-annual safety grades from 2019-2021. The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to driving quality, safety and transparency in the nation’s health care system. Using 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data, The Leapfrog Group assigns grades of A, B,...

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    Asfar Azmi, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Oncology at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine, has been selected as the winner of the 2021 Anthony and Joyce Danielski Kales Endowed Faculty Award for Innovative Cancer Researcher for his research on Selinexor with Gemcitabine and Nab-Paclitaxel for the treatment of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Dr. Azmi’s research, “Preclinical Assessment with Clinical Validation of Selinexor with Gemcitabine...

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    Karmanos is pleased to congratulate Radhika Gogoi, M.D., Ph.D. , member of the Gynecologic Oncology Multidisciplinary Team at Karmanos for securing a Geri Fournier Ovarian Cancer Research Grant in the amount of $50,000. The annual award is given by The Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance to recognize and provide funding for the critical research happening in the state. Dr. Gogoi received the grant award for a research project that aims to identify differences between BRCA1 and BRCA2 proteins that may lead ...

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    Karmanos is pleased to announce that it has received a Movember – Prostate Cancer Foundation PCF Challenge Award totaling $1 million. PCF Challenge Awards are granted to teams at some of the world’s leading cancer research institutions to support cross-disciplinary pioneering research toward the goal of finding cures for prostate cancer. The funds were raised from the 2020 Movember U.S. Campaign and from the 2020 Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride. Elisabeth Heath, M.D., FACP , leader of the Genitourinary M...

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    KSP Specialty Pharmacy is pleased to announce that it has achieved accreditation through the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for its pharmacy services. Accreditation is a process through which health care organizations demonstrate compliance with national standards. Accreditation by ACHC reflects an organization’s dedication and commitment to meeting standards that facilitate a higher level of performance and patient care. ACHC is a nonprofit organization that has stood as a symbol of qu...

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    Congratulations to Elisabeth Heath, M.D., FACP , associate center director of Translational Sciences and leader of the Genitourinary Oncology Multidisciplinary Team at Karmanos Cancer Institute and professor at Wayne State School of Medicine for receiving the 2020 Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) Challenge Award. Dr. Heath serves as principal investigator, alongside Peter Nelson, M.D. of the University of Washington, on the project titled PC-REACTR: A Multidimensional Tumor Atlas to Overcome Prostate Ca...

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    Congratulations to Isaac Powell, M.D., member of the Genitourinary Oncology Multidisciplinary Team. Dr. Powell has been awarded a Presidential Citation by the American Urological Association (AUA). This award recognizes Dr. Powell’s outstanding contributions regarding the biology, genetics and environmental impact of prostate cancer in African American men. Presidential Citations are presented to individuals deemed to have significantly promoted the cause of urology. Each recipient is chosen by the AUA ...