Karmanos care at McLaren Oakland

Karmanos at McLaren OaklandWhen McLaren Health Care affiliated with the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, it brought with it the world-renowned reputation for excellence and patient care synonymous with Karmanos and is making it available to McLaren Oakland cancer patients through its offices in Pontiac, Clarkston and Bloomfield.

And the oncologists and medical professionals at McLaren Oakland are excited to bring the considerable resources of Karmanos to their patients.

"Our goal is simple-to treat the patient and eradicate their cancer in a caring and compassionate environment with the most advanced technology and latest innovative therapies," said Arthur Frazier, MD, radiation oncologist and medical director of the Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Oakland. "Karmanos has the means to put us in an advantageous position to get ahead of the disease."

Dr. Arthur Frazier
Dr. Arthur Frazier
Radiation Oncologist


Driven by its commitment to a healthier community, McLaren Oakland-with Karmanos-will be able to offer the latest in cancer research that translates into better treatments and access to advanced cancer care.

"The scientific advances Karmanos researchers make every day lead to new treatment options and guide better treatment," said Justin Klamerus, MD, MMM, vice president and chief quality officer at Karmanos. "Karmanos patients have earlier and greater access to clinical trials, with treatments using immunotherapy to boost the body's ability to fight back and targeted therapies to kill more cancer cells and minimize side effects."

Karmanos Cancer Institute is Michigan's largest cancer research and cancer care network. Karmanos physicians, who are located at 15 locations throughout the state, including McLaren Oakland offices in Pontiac, Clarkston and Bloomfield.

"Our multidisciplinary teams hold weekly electronic tumor board meetings to share their collective expertise to develop a customized treatment plan to meet each patient's unique needs," said Dr. Klamerus. "Treatment is tailored around the patient's cancer to lead to a better outcome."

To learn more about Karmanos cancer care offered at McLaren Oakland, visit mclaren.org/oaklandcancer.