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    Researchers at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute have secured a one-year, $630,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) that will help support the Institute’s clinical trials targeting underserved populations in Detroit and in the rural areas that Karmanos serves. CATCH-UP is short for the NCI P30 Cancer Center Support Grants to Create Access to Targeted Cancer Therapy for Underserved Populations. The grant supplements Karmanos’ P30 grant, a cancer center core grant that supports the e...

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    Karmanos Specialty Pharmacy (KSP) is pleased to announce that it has received full accreditation from the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC). This accreditation is valid for three years. The achievement serves as a key differentiator and independent validation of quality. With this designation, KSP is able to continue with its provision of specialty oral oncolytic agents. Additionally, it allows for the provision of agents in other specialized areas, such as HIV, gastroenterology, neurol...

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    Congratulations to Susan Eggly, Ph.D., professor and a member of the Population Studies and Disparities Research Program at Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine and her research team for being recognized with gold and silver 2020 Telly Awards. These accolades were given for the Partnering Around Cancer Clinical Trials (PACCT) informational video. The gold was won in the category of Non-Broadcast: Employee Communications and the silver for Non-Broadcast: General Recruit...

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    Congratulations to Kay Carolin, chief nursing officer at Karmanos Cancer Institute, for being recognized as a 2020 Crain’s COVID-19 Hero! This special section recognizes those who were on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis, whether in hospitals or businesses, who stepped up in unimaginable circumstances to save lives. From Crain’s Detroit Business: When the coronavirus pandemic swept through Michigan, the stakes were especially high at the only cancer-specific hospital in the state. The responsib...

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    Congratulations to Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., president and chief executive officer, for being recognized as a 2020 Crain’s Health Care Hero! This award celebrates outstanding people who are dedicated to breaking down barriers in the health care system, improving access to care, and above all, serving patients. Dr. Bepler’s leadership and vision have allowed Karmanos Cancer Institute to expand outstanding cancer care throughout the state of Michigan, giving patients their best chance in the fight again...

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    Congratulations to Lauren Lawrence, vice president, Karmanos Cancer Network, who was named one of Crain’s Notable Women in Health. Lawrence’s “experience and understanding of complex geo-political considerations makes her an essential executive for Karmanos Cancer Institute,” said Karmanos Cancer Hospital President Justin Klamerus, M.D., MMM. The year’s list includes 41 women who are making a difference for patients, their businesses and in the field. Those who know them praise their vision, acumen and ...

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    McLaren Northern Michigan was awarded with an ‘A’ safety rating from the Leapfrog Group for the fall 2019 Hospital Safety Grade. 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, C, D, and F to more than 2,600 hospitals twice a year. The methodology and results of the grading are fully transparent and the result...

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    For the second year in a row, the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute has been named the recipient of the President’s Trophy by the McLaren Health Care system. The award was presented at the McLaren Health Care Annual Meeting. “This award means we have been recognized as the top subsidiary in the entire McLaren Health Care system, as a result of exceeding expectations in clinical quality, patient safety, operations, fiscal responsibility and patient satisfaction,” said Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., pres...

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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care by the Women’s Choice Award® for 2020. Previously, Karmanos had been ranked as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care by the Women’s Choice Award from 2011-2012, as well as 2014-2019. Karmanos is one of 431 award recipients representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for cancer care in the U.S. by the Women’s Choice Award. The award also signifies that Karmanos is in the t...

  • The American Academy of Dermatology has honored board-certified dermatologists Steven Daveluy, M.D., FAAD, assistant professor of Dermatology at Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine, and Benjamin Workman, M.D., FAAD, former WSU Dermatology resident, as Patient Care Heroes for their teamwork with oncologists to diagnose a rare condition affecting just one in 1 million patients known as drug-induced hypersensitivity syndrome. Sarah Shark of Bay City, Mich., was prescribe...