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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...

Feb 18, 2015, 07:33 ET
Kathryn Cramer, M.D., was a successful orthopaedic surgeon who was an inspirational force in what was once a male-dominated field. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in the late 1990's but that did not stop her from doing all she could to help her patients. She lost her battle with breast cancer in 2005 at the age of 44, yet she continues to leave her indelible mark to help improve the lives of others through a charitable remainder trust that has resulted in a gift of more than $1.4 million to the...

Gifted surgeon touched lives; leaves legacy to advance cancer research

As a young girl growing up in Monroe, Mich., Kathryn Cramer knew that she wanted to be a physician and an educator. She worked hard to achieve her...

Feb 02, 2015, 07:05 ET
Bob Ferguson, senior vice president, Global Public Policy for General Motors Company and chairman of the GM Foundation, and his wife Debra are chairs for the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute's 33rd Annual Dinner. The event will take place Saturday, April 25, at the General Motors Design Dome, in Warren, Mich. Proceeds from his year's event will expand Karmanos' intensive care services and build a new 24-hour care clinic to best support the needs of Karmanos cancer patients. To reserve tickets...

GM Foundation donates $500,000 to Karmanos Cancer Institute for research

 The General Motors Foundation has donated $500,000 to support cancer research at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, continuing its...

Jan 15, 2015, 11:29 ET
The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute's 33rd Annual Dinner will be Saturday, April 25, at the General Motors Design Dome in Warren, Mich. This year's Annual Dinner Chairs are Debra and Bob Ferguson, senior vice president, Global Public Policy, General Motors Company. This signature event continues the great partnership between GM, the GM Foundation and the Karmanos Cancer Institute, raising critical funds to benefit patient care and research at this world-renown cancer center. Host Sponsor is Cadillac and Presenting Sponsor is Gallagher Kaiser Corporation. For more information, call 313-576-8108 or visit www.karmanos.org .

Karmanos Cancer Institute's 33rd Annual Dinner April 25, 2015

 Join the celebration and help save lives by participating in the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute's 33rd Annual Dinner, Saturday, April...

Jan 07, 2015, 08:05 ET
The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit, Mich., will build on the success of its blood-related cancer services thanks to a $5,375,000 grant from the Dresner Foundation. The grant will be distributed over the next five years and will elevate the Institute's leadership in hematologic malignancies research. Accepting the grant from the Karmanos Cancer Institute are (from left) Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., president and CEO; and Charles Schiffer, M.D. They are joined by Dresner Foundation representatives Gary Weisman, vice president; Kevin Furlong, CEO/CFO; Lori Dresner, president; and her husband Peter Wycoff.

Karmanos Cancer Institute receives $5.3 million grant from Dresner Foundation to enhance research and services for patients with blood-related cancers

 The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute will be able to build on the success of its blood-related cancer services thanks to a generous grant...

Nov 24, 2014, 13:24 ET
Hayley S. Thompson, Ph. D., associate professor, Population Studies and Disparities Research Program at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit, and Department of Oncology, Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Karmanos Cancer Institute's Hayley Thompson, Ph.D., awarded $1.8 million grant to improve access to cancer survivor resources

Hayley S. Thompson, Ph. D., associate professor, Population Studies and Disparities Research Program at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute,...

Nov 18, 2014, 07:05 ET
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Karmanos Cancer Institute honored by Michigan Cancer Consortium with Spirit of Collaboration Award

 The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute was recognized by the Michigan Cancer Consortium with the 2014 Spirit of Collaboration Award for its...

Oct 31, 2014, 16:01 ET
The Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit presents its 2014 Heroes of Breast Cancer honorees: (L-R)  Rob Davidek, CBS Radio Detroit; Teresa Rodges, McLaren Oakland Foundation's Sister & Sister Free Mammogram Program; Nancy Iles, LMSW, Karmanos Cancer Institute; Karin List, Ph.D., Karmanos and Wayne State University; Kris Kelly, WWJ-TV/WKBD-TV Detroit;  Jenny Stewart; Maureen Keenan Meldrum, Karmanos and Susan G. Komen; Ellyn Davidson, Brogan & Partners; Peter Lichtenberg, Ph.D., Wayne State University; Hope Bradford, Kelly Services; and Michigan Sen. Glenn Anderson. Also honored was Welcome Missionary Baptist Church.

12 inspirational individuals and organizations receive Karmanos Cancer Institute's 2014 Heroes of Breast Cancer Awards

 The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute recognized 12 outstanding individuals and organizations at its 20th annual Heroes of Breast...

Oct 30, 2014, 12:55 ET
Mojo, host of Detroit's Channel 955's Mojo in the Morning; and Chad Johnson, CEO of Lady Jane's Haircuts for Men, have both lost loved ones to breast cancer. Their passion for raising awareness of breast cancer led to Bras for a Cause. Johnson pledged $1 for every bra collected. The metro-Detroit community responded. On Oct. 30, Johnson and the Mojo in the Morning team presented a $10,000 check to Nick Karmanos for the Karmanos Cancer Institute's breast cancer support programs. From left to right are Shannon, Mojo, Johnson, Spike and Karmanos.

Mojo in the Morning and Lady Jane's Haircuts for Men engage community for Bras for a Cause

Channel 955's Mojo, host of Mojo in the Morning; and Chad Johnson, CEO of Lady Jane's Haircuts for Men, have both lost loved ones to breast cancer....

Oct 14, 2014, 15:42 ET
Nearly 40,000 fans filled Comerica Park for the Detroit Tigers 2014 Pink Out the Park in partnership with the Karmanos Cancer Institute to raise awareness of breast health. Fans had the opportunity to write the name of a loved one on pink placards, supporting someone going through the breast cancer fight or in honor of someone who lost their battle. The enthusiasm for the Detroit Tigers was electric and the support expressed by fans for all those touched by breast cancer was inspiring...

Detroit Tigers Pink Out the Park hits a home run

 When it comes to raising breast health awareness that benefits our community, the Detroit Tigers hit it out of the ballpark. That's exactly...

Oct 01, 2014, 10:25 ET
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Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University enhance commitment to cancer care, research

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute (KCI) and Wayne State University (WSU) have reaffirmed their commitment to promoting excellence in cancer...

Sep 24, 2014, 17:09 ET
The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute recently celebrated its 21st Annual Partners Golf and Night events, raising more than $916,000 to fund cancer survivorship research. Honored this year were the Institute's long-time benefactors Mary Kay and Keith Crain, a cancer survivor and chairman of Crain Communications Inc. Among the 450 people in attendance were Lexi Crain Armstrong, Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., president and CEO, Karmanos Cancer Institute, and KC and Ashley Crain. Partners events honor outstanding philanthropists and over the past 21 years have raised nearly $14.5 million in support of Karmanos' exceptional cancer care and state-of-the-science research. (PRNewsFoto/Karmanos Cancer Institute, Photo credit: Patricia A. Ellis, Karmanos Cancer Institute)

Karmanos Cancer Institute's 21st Annual Partners events raise more than $916,000 for cancer survivorship research

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute's 21st Annual Partners Golf and Night events have raised more than $916,000 to fund cancer survivorship...