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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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    “It’s a disease that gets the name ‘silent killer’ because symptoms can be difficult to recognize.” A woman’s ovaries are key to the reproductive functions of the body. They produce eggs for fertilization and the reproductive hormones estrogen and progesterone. Any medical conditions that stop the ovaries from functioning properly can decrease a woman’s fertility. Unfortunately, the ovaries are also susceptible to cancer. “Ovarian cancer begins in the ovaries, but it can also begin developing in the fal...

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    Crain’s Detroit Business Congratulations to Lauren Hamel, Ph.D., assistant professor and member of the Population Studies and Disparities Research Program at the Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Hamel is featured on Crain’s Detroit Business’ 2021 list of Notable Rising Stars in Health Care. This list features individuals who were selected based on their career accomplishments, track record of success in the field and effectiveness of their efforts. Click here ...

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    The American Cancer Society (ACS) recently awarded the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute a $15,000 grant to help alleviate the financial burden of transportation costs for cancer patients in Detroit and throughout the Karmanos Cancer Network, which reaches patients in 46-counties throughout Michigan. The grant will enable Karmanos Cancer Institute to assist more than 750 cancer patients with more than 1,500 rides to treatment in 2021. For cancer patients, lack of transportation creates a significant...

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    The Genesee County-based Singh & Arora Oncology/Hematology practice has joined the comprehensive cancer care team at Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Flint. The move adds physicians Trevor Singh, MD, FACP ; Madan Arora, MD ; David Eilender, MD ; and Sandeep Grewal, MD to the Karmanos Cancer Institute, Michigan’s largest provider of cancer care and research in the state . Their office will remain at  Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Flint , located at 4100 Beecher Road, Suite B, Fli...

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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and KSP Specialty Pharmacy (KSP) are pleased to announce the launch of new services and a new website: www.ksppharmacy.org . The new site features provider resources and information for payers and pharmaceutical companies. Most notably, the site includes an online portal where patients can refill their prescriptions. This tool also allows patients to see their list of medications, get reminders and interact with their pharmacist. A portal for patient education a...

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    On Thursday, September 30, 2021, the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute will celebrate its 27th annual Partners Event highlighting the importance of cancer research. The night will feature an electric live performance from Collision Six, powerful presentations and an incredible auction with all proceeds benefiting Karmanos Cancer Institute. Partners Night 2021 is virtual and is free for everyone. To register, donate and participate go to Partners21.givesmart.com . Partners 2021 All funds raised throu...

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    The average person breathes about 2,000 gallons of air a day. It is probably something you forget that you are doing, but healthy breathing is crucial for your body to continue working properly. Your lungs, airways and respiratory system all work together to filter out toxins and pollutants. Respiratory health is important, which is why knowing the risk factors and symptoms of lung diseases can help you spot anything concerning before it becomes a major issue. Lung Health in the US Your environment, gen...

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    Beating back cancer

    “To hear that was a godsend.” It was a familiar face that delivered the news to Lori. It was Nov. 29, and Lori was sitting in the McLaren Oakland emergency department in Pontiac. For the past 10 days, she had been feeling an odd sensation that resulted in her dry-heaving multiple times every day. She was afflicted with something, and when it didn’t get any better, she decided it was time to get it checked out. A retired emergency department nurse, Lori admits to having a “burden of knowledge,” and she k...