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Feb 11, 2016, 13:30 ET
The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit, Mich., has received the 2016 Women's Choice Award. This is the fifth time that Karmanos Cancer Institute has received this honor which identifies the Institute as one of the country's best healthcare institutions based on female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what women say they want from a hospital.

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute secures 2016 Women's Choice Award® as one of America's Best Hospitals for Cancer Care

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute has received the 2016 Women's Choice Award® as one of America's Best Hospitals for Cancer Care for...

Jan 27, 2016, 11:00 ET
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Karmanos Cancer Institute among nation's top cancer centers endorsing HPV vaccination for cancer prevention

In response to low national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV), the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute has joined the...

Jan 20, 2016, 12:08 ET
The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit, Mich., and the Windsor Regional Hospital Cancer Program in Windsor, Ont., have partnered to create the first accredited trans-border Medical Physics Residency Program. This Medical Physics Residency Program recently received full endorsement from the prestigious Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, Inc. Karmanos Cancer Institute will lead the program, working collaboratively with the radiation oncology teams at Windsor Regional Cancer Centre and also the Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Macomb, Ted B. Wahby Cancer Center, in Mt. Clemens, Mich.

Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit and Windsor Regional Hospital in Windsor announce the first accredited trans-border medical physics residency program

 The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute based in Detroit, Mich., and the Windsor Regional Hospital Cancer Program in Windsor, Ont., have...

Jan 19, 2016, 07:05 ET
Paula and Steve Kiefer, vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain for General Motors, will chair the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute's 34th Annual Dinner, April 16, at Michigan Motion Picture Studios in Pontiac, Mich. This signature event continues the great partnership between GM and the Karmanos Cancer Institute, raising critical funds to benefit cancer research at the world-renowned cancer center based in Detroit. The black tie event will include a cocktail reception, elegant seated dinner, entertainment, an exciting raffle and live auction, and more. WDIV-TV Local 4's Hank Winchester will emcee the gala. For information call 313-576-8106.

Karmanos Cancer Institute's 34th Annual Dinner set for April 16

Join the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute as it celebrates its 34th Annual Dinner Saturday, April 16, at Michigan...

Dec 03, 2015, 14:32 ET
Registration is open now for the 25th Annual Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure(R), locally presented by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. Please join us for one of the most inspirational movements to help end breast cancer. The Komen Detroit Race will take place Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Chene Park on Detroit's beautiful riverfront. This year's 5K Race Route will take runners and walkers along Detroit's beautiful RiverWalk. Help us end breast cancer. There is victory in every step. Register now by calling 1-800-527-6266. - Photo by Derrick Dugeon

2016 celebrates 25th anniversary of Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure®

The 2016 Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure®, locally presented by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, will celebrate its 25th...

Oct 29, 2015, 20:15 ET
Introducing the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute's 2015 Heroes of Breast Cancer Awardees: (back row from left) Courtney Welch, representing FOX Sports Detroit; Beverly Hibbler, principal, Detroit International Academy for Young Women; Bob Binson, mayor, City of Center Line, Mich.; Deena Centofanti, anchor/reporter, WJBK FOX 2; Michele Cote, Ph.D., Karmanos Cancer Institute/Wayne State University; Kyle Huber, volunteer, Ford Motor Company; Tracy Magee, Ford Warriors in Pink; Maria Gird, R.N., Karmanos Cancer Center; (front row from left) Mary Liz Curtin, owner, Leon & Lulu; Kathy Mulheron, R.N.; Michelle Tubbs, Young Survival Coalition; Ann Cramer, sister of the late Kathryn Cramer, M.D.

Karmanos Cancer Institute honors 12 inspirational individuals and organizations with its 2015 Heroes of Breast Cancer Award

 The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute continues its longtime tradition during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month recognizing 12...

Oct 08, 2015, 07:05 ET
More than 700 supporters attended Karmanos Cancer Institute's 22nd Annual Partners Night on Oct. 1, raising over $800,000 to support the Institute's cancer research programs. Honorary Chairs were Jennifer and Brian Hermelin. Highlights included an interactive graffiti art experience; a live auction led by President and Chief Marketing Officer of Quicken Loans, Jay Farner; and emcee Nathan Forbes, managing partner of The Forbes Company, introduced the fashion show, presented by Somerset Collection, featuring the latest trends by designers Hugo Boss, Michael Kors and Gucci. In 22 years, Partners Events have raised more than $15 million to help advance cancer research. Photo Credit: Patricia A. Ellis

Karmanos Cancer Institute's 22nd Annual Partners Events raise more than $800,000 for cancer research

 More than 700 supporters decked out in Detroit chic attire attended the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute's 22nd Annual Partners Night,...

Sep 18, 2015, 12:49 ET
The Komen Detroit Race for the Cure, locally presented by the Karmanos Cancer Institute, announced its fundraising accomplishments from the 2015 Race held in May. Of the net proceeds of more than $1.1 million, $918,436 was awarded to four local breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs serving southeast Michigan's Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties; and an additional $275,830 went to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Award and Research Grant Program to support innovative breast cancer research. More than 25,000 participated in the 2015 Detroit Race. The 25th annual Komen Detroit Race will be held in spring 2016. Photo credit: Courtesy of Komen Detroit Race for the Cure

2015 Komen Detroit Race for the Cure® raised more than $1.1 million, surpassing last year's fundraising efforts

Approximately 300 top supporters gathered Sept. 16 to hear the accomplishments of the 2015 Komen Detroit Race for the Cure®, locally presented...

Sep 17, 2015, 07:05 ET
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Karmanos Cancer Institute's Partners to host 22nd Annual Partners Night Oct. 1

 On Thursday, Oct. 1, a group of hands-on philanthropists known as the Partners Committee will host the 22nd Annual Partners Night for the...

Aug 06, 2015, 07:05 ET
The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit, Mich., in partnership with Wayne State University School of Medicine, is one of 30 lead academic centers participating in the National Cancer Institute's MATCH Trial in the United States, set to begin in the next few weeks. The NCI MATCH Trial is focusing on treating cancer patients based on the molecular profile of their tumors. Anthony Shields, M.D., Ph.D., associate center director, Clinical Sciences, and program leader for Molecular Imaging at Karmanos and Wayne State University School of Medicine, will serve as the principal investigator of the NCI MATCH Trial at Karmanos.

Karmanos Cancer Institute/Wayne State University among lead academic centers participating in nationwide NCI MATCH Trial

 The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, in partnership with Wayne State University School of Medicine, is one of the lead academic centers...

Jul 15, 2015, 07:05 ET
The Karmanos Cancer Institute's Partners Committee members are gearing up for the 22nd Annual Partners Events: the Golf Classic, Monday, Aug. 31, at Franklin Hills Country Club; and Partners Night, Thursday, Oct. 1, set in Detroit's chic Russell Industrial Center. Honorary Chairs are Jennifer and Brian Hermelin. Partners Executive Committee Co-Chairs are Jason Geisz and Adam Speck.For the past 21 years, Partners Events have raised nearly $14.5 million to support Karmanos' cutting-edge cancer research. This year's events will continue that momentum. Pre-registration is required. For sponsorship opportunities or for more information, call 313-576-8106, email laurinl@karmanos.org or visit www.karmanos.org/partners.

Young philanthropists plan Karmanos Cancer Institute's 22nd Annual Partners Events; support cancer research

For the past 21 years, a group of hands-on entrepreneurs and philanthropists have stepped up to raise awareness and funds for the cutting-edge...

Jun 22, 2015, 12:08 ET
The Detroit Tigers and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute are teaming up for the fourth annual Pink Out the Park at the Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals game Friday, Sept. 18, at 7:08 p.m., at Comerica Park. The event raises awareness of breast health and helps raise funds for breast cancer research at the Karmanos Cancer Institute. Delta Air Lines will serve as host sponsor for Pink Out the Park and media sponsors include FOX Sports Detroit and CBS Radio Detroit.

Detroit Tigers and Karmanos Cancer Institute team up for Fourth Annual Pink Out the Park Friday, Sept. 18

The Detroit Tigers and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute are teaming up for the fourth annual Pink Out the Park at the Detroit Tigers vs....

Jun 09, 2015, 07:05 ET
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Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute receives Women's Choice Award as one of America's Best Hospitals for Cancer Care

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute has received the Women's Choice Award® as one of America's Best Hospitals for Cancer Care for 2015....

Jun 02, 2015, 07:05 ET
The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute has received the prestigious American College of Radiology Lung Cancer Screening Center designation for its locations in Detroit and Farmington Hills, Mich. This designation highlights Karmanos' commitment to providing valuable lung cancer screening services to the community at the highest standards of the radiology profession. For more information, call 1-800-KARMANOS.

Karmanos Cancer Institute receives American College of Radiology's Lung Cancer Screening Center designation

 The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute has received the prestigious American College of Radiology (ACR)'s Lung Cancer Screening Center...

May 12, 2015, 16:21 ET
Michael Simon, M.D., MPH, leader, Breast Cancer Multidisciplinary Team and co-leader, Population Studies and Disparities Research Program at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit, received the 2015 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation McDevitt Excellence in Research Award for Physicians in the area of clinical research. Dr. Simon was recognized for his investigation into mammography use and the rates of breast cancer mortality in women 75 years and older. The results of the study suggest a continued role for mammography screening after the age of 75 years for the overall health of the individual woman.

Dr. Michael Simon Receives Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation McDevitt Excellence in Research Award for Physicians

Michael Simon, M.D., MPH, leader of the Breast Cancer Multidisciplinary Team and co-leader of the Population Studies and Disparities Research...

May 06, 2015, 19:49 ET
Join us for one of the most inspirational events in metro Detroit: the 24th Annual Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure(r), locally presented by the Karmanos Cancer Institute. The event will take place Saturday, May 16, at Chene Park on Detroit's riverfront. Since the first Detroit Race in 1992, more than $27 million has been raised and invested in the fight against breast cancer supporting screening, treatment and education for underserved communities, as well as fund breast cancer research in Michigan and around the world. Join us for the 5K walk/run. To register call 1-800-KARMANOS.

There is Victory in Every Step! Register for the 24th Annual Komen Detroit Race for the Cure® May 16 at Chene Park, Detroit

 Join us for one of the most inspirational events that raises critical resources to help save lives. The 24th Annual Susan G. Komen Detroit...

Apr 29, 2015, 06:05 ET
More than $2.8 million was raised for the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit at its 33rd Annual Dinner, held April 25 at the General Motors Design Dome. Annual Dinner Chairs were Debra and Bob Ferguson, senior vice president of Global Public Policy, General Motors. Host Sponsor was Cadillac. Thanks to the outstanding generosity of many sponsors and supporters, the event was a record-setting fundraiser for Karmanos. This year's Annual Dinner will benefit the expansion of...

Karmanos Cancer Institute's 33rd Annual Dinner raises $2.8 million to expand ICU, create 24-hour care clinic

More than $2.8 million was raised for the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute at its 33rd Annual Dinner, held April 25 at General Motors Design...

Apr 09, 2015, 15:29 ET
The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute will offer two free educational events: April 17th Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Screening at the Karmanos Cancer Center; and May 9th Health Awareness Day at Wolverine Harley-Davidson. Each event will raise awareness of cancer prevention and screening, early detection, as well as provide medical experts to address the public's questions. Both events are FREE and open to adults age 18 and older. Call 1-800-KARMANOS (1-800-527-6266) to register or for more information.

Karmanos offers free health awareness events to help prevent cancer; talk with experts

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute will offer two educational events to help raise awareness of cancer prevention and screening, early...

Mar 26, 2015, 14:28 ET
The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute will celebrate its 33rd Annual Dinner Saturday, April 25, at the General Motors Design Dome. This year's Annual Dinner Chairs are Debra and Bob Ferguson, senior vice president, Global Public Policy, General Motors and chairman of the GM Foundation. Proceeds from this year's event will support the expansion of Karmanos' Intensive Care Unit and develop a 24-hour Acute Care Clinic to support the continuum of specialized care for Karmanos patients. For more information on the event, sponsorship opportunities or ways to get involved, call 313-576-8108.

Karmanos Cancer Institute's 33rd Annual Dinner April 25 goes high-tech for cancer care

 When the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute partners with General Motors and the General Motors Foundation to enhance cancer research and...

Mar 12, 2015, 09:40 ET
The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit, Mich., announces hiring Brian Gamble as its new executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective March 16. Gamble will report to Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., president and CEO of Karmanos Cancer Institute and David Mazurkiewicz, senior vice president and chief financial officer at parent company McLaren Health Care. The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of 41 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in ...

Karmanos Cancer Institute hires Brian Gamble as new Chief Financial Officer

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute announces hiring Brian Gamble as its new executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective...