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  • A 20-minute test performed once every 3 years could save the lives of thousands of women. Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the world. Each year, it kills more than 4,000 women. “It doesn’t have to be that way,” says Heather Fryers, a Family Nurse Practitioner who sees patients at McLaren Caro Region Family Medicine at 220 E. Frank Street. During January’s Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, McLaren reminds women that routine testing saves lives. “Cervical cancer is one of the most preven...

  • Following months of planning and consideration, St. Luke’s Hospital in Maumee, Ohio and McLaren Health Care have officially signed a letter of intent to define ways that the two organizations will work together to best meet the needs of the communities they serve. The letter of intent was signed on Dec. 4 at St. Luke’s Hospital, a 312-bed facility serving Maumee, Ohio and the surrounding communities. As part of the potential integration, McLaren Health Care plans to make significant investments in St. L...

  • Precise Treatment Spares Healthy Tissue with Fewer Side Effects McLaren Health Care is proud to introduce the newest weapon in its arsenal of cancer-fighting technology: Proton Therapy . The most powerful and precise radiation oncology treatment available to treat cancer is now provided at the McLaren Proton Therapy Center, located on the campus of the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Flint, Michigan. As one of only 28 proton therapy centers in the United States, the McLaren Proton Therapy Center features l...

  • McLaren Caro Region is pleased to announce it has received MPRO’s 2019 Governor’s Award of Excellence for outstanding achievement in Effective Reporting and Measurement for Critical Access Hospitals. McLaren Caro Region received the award for improving their influenza vaccination rates as well as administering aspirin to patients who present with symptoms of a heart attack. This year, more than 130 Michigan hospitals, physician practices, nursing homes, inpatient psychiatric facilities, ambulatory surge...

  • The National Cancer Institute’s Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences featured a research publication that includes work by a student in the Cancer Biology Program at Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine (WSU SOM) in its Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program’s Research Highlights of 2018. Donovan Watza is a M.D.-Ph.D. student and the lead author of the publication, “Prognostic Modeling of the Immune-Centric Transcriptome Reveals Interleukin Signaling ...