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    American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute are pleased to announce a new partnership. The organizations have aligned to provide information about cancer-related legislative actions taking place on the state and federal levels. Through this partnership, Karmanos guests will be featured monthly on the CANdid Connection podcast. ACS CAN launched their CANdid Connection podcast in 2020. The podcast aims to give listeners legislative insights through...

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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is pleased to announce that it has entered into a partnership with The Toledo Clinic to establish a new cancer center in Maumee, Ohio. Under this partnership, Karmanos will operate the radiation oncology program at a new freestanding cancer center outside of Toledo, Ohio. Together, Karmanos and The Toledo Clinic will provide medical oncology services with multidisciplinary clinics, diagnostic imaging, pharmacy, laboratory, genetic counseling and social work serv...

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    After serving for 20 years in the United States Navy as a submarine sailor, John Lacks retired and transitioned to life with his family, including a son serving in the Navy as a submarine sailor and two daughters, in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Born and raised in Detroit, John always had a desire to return to his roots. In the winter of 2017, he began experiencing an abnormality in his stool. At the recommendation of his trusted primary care doctor, John went in for a colonoscopy. Although he had underg...

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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute has been awarded a $325,372 grant from U CAN-CER VIVE Foundation. The funds will support cancer research focused on diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL). "We continue to be amazed by the work the dedicated doctors and researchers at Karmanos have made and are optimistic that this new grant will provide the support they need to continue their lifesaving research,” said Kelley LaFontaine, co-founder, U CAN-CER VIVE. “We take great pride in knowing that each dolla...

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    Health Magazine Hayley Thompson, Ph.D, associate center director of Community Outreach & Education at Karmanos in Detroit, tells Health that the lack of trust Black communities have in the medical system is part of the larger conversation about racial health disparities. Thompson, who has dedicated her career to disparities research, says medical mistrust plays a direct role in continuing these disparities—aka, the starkly different health outcomes of Black people not just when it comes to COVID but...

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    Staff Care Joseph Uberti, M.D., Ph.D. Division Chief, Hematology and Co-Director, Bone Marrow & Stem Cell Transplant at Karmanos discusses the field of oncology and why he chose to pursue his career path in this specialization. “I feel pretty lucky to do what I do,” he said. “It was the right profession for me to go into.” Read the complete article here .

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    The Toldeo Blade Karmanos Cancer Center and the Toledo Clinic announce a partnership to create a new cancer center in Maumee, Ohio. “This partnership represents a bold and ambitious collaboration for cancer treatment and research in Lucas County and northwest Ohio,” said Dr. Justin Klamerus, president of the Karmanos Cancer Hospital & Network. “Our colleagues at The Toledo Clinic share a common vision with the entire team at Karmanos: use the very latest in treatment modalities combined with access ...

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    From The Cancer Letter An essay by Hayley S. Thompson, Ph.D., associate center director, Community Outreach and Engagement, Karmanos Cancer Institute, was recently featured in The Cancer Letter. “Our nation’s NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers are charged with developing and leading cutting-edge research to reduce the nation’s cancer burden. Our research is especially needed to address racial and ethnic disparities in cancer care and outcomes. Such disparities are persistent, intractable and of...

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    From Fox 2 Detroit Despite COVID-19, Sk8 to elimin8 cancer continues in 2021 and raises funds for Karmanos. Mary Ellen Kearny, corporate relations director, speaks on behalf of Karmanos about the importance of cancer research, which is made possible in part by donations such as the one given by Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer. Read the full article here .

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    Health Leaders Media Justin Klamerus, M.D., MMM, president, Karmanos Cancer Hospital and Network explains how decreased rates of cancer screening during the coronavirus pandemic could lead to a significant increase in cancer mortality. In the Karmanos network, screenings for all cancers were down 17.2% in the fiscal year ending October 2020 compared to the 2019 fiscal year. Mammograms were down 16.8% and colonoscopies were down 20.4%. Roughly 107,000 patients were screened for these cancers at Karmanos ...