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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University recently received a $2,997,215 federal grant to help determine why African Americans show poorer responses than whites when treated with one of the most advanced immunotherapies for lung cancer. The specific focus of the grant is to study immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) treatment for metastatic non-small cell lung cancer. The grant is through the NCI’s SPORE , or Specialized Program of Research Excellence, which funds collaborative, ...

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    "I would also like to thank our staff. This project is so much more than just brick-and-mortar buildings; it’s our talented employees who will call these spaces home and not only save lives, but also help advance health care. They are true heroes." In less than four months, McLaren Greater Lansing will be opening the doors to a brand-new replacement hospital and welcoming its first patients. This hospital will be part of a new, $600 million comprehensive health care campus being developed at the MSU Fou...

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    McLaren Northern Michigan was named one of the nation’s 50 Top Performing Cardiovascular Hospitals by Fortune and IBM Watson Health. This is the fifth consecutive year McLaren Northern Michigan has been recognized with this honor.  “Earning this award five consecutive years exemplifies our cardiovascular team’s continuous commitment to quality and excellence,” said Todd Burch, President and CEO of McLaren Northern Michigan. “As team members have changed over the years, the strength of the program h...

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    McLaren Northern Michigan was awarded an ‘A’ safety rating from The Leapfrog Group for the fall 2021 Hospital Safety Grade. McLaren Northern Michigan earned an ‘A’ grade five consecutive grading terms in The Leapfrog Group’s bi-annual safety grades from 2019-2021. The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to driving quality, safety and transparency in the nation’s health care system. Using 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data, The Leapfrog Group assigns grades of A, B,...

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    Asfar Azmi, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Oncology at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine, has been selected as the winner of the 2021 Anthony and Joyce Danielski Kales Endowed Faculty Award for Innovative Cancer Researcher for his research on Selinexor with Gemcitabine and Nab-Paclitaxel for the treatment of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Dr. Azmi’s research, “Preclinical Assessment with Clinical Validation of Selinexor with Gemcitabine...

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    Port Huron, MI – McLaren Port Huron was awarded recognition as an LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Top Performer, a national LGBTQ benchmarking tool that evaluates health care facilities' policies and practices related to the equity and inclusion of LGBTQ patients, visitors and employees.  This distinction is based on LGBTQ patient-centered care in four key areas: Non-discrimination and staff training; patient services and support; employee benefits and policies; and patient and community engagement. “We s...

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    Karmanos is pleased to congratulate Radhika Gogoi, M.D., Ph.D. , member of the Gynecologic Oncology Multidisciplinary Team at Karmanos for securing a Geri Fournier Ovarian Cancer Research Grant in the amount of $50,000. The annual award is given by The Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance to recognize and provide funding for the critical research happening in the state. Dr. Gogoi received the grant award for a research project that aims to identify differences between BRCA1 and BRCA2 proteins that may lead ...

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    Karmanos is pleased to announce that it has received a Movember – Prostate Cancer Foundation PCF Challenge Award totaling $1 million. PCF Challenge Awards are granted to teams at some of the world’s leading cancer research institutions to support cross-disciplinary pioneering research toward the goal of finding cures for prostate cancer. The funds were raised from the 2020 Movember U.S. Campaign and from the 2020 Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride. Elisabeth Heath, M.D., FACP , leader of the Genitourinary M...

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    McLaren Port Huron has been recognized as a High Performing Hospital for 2021-22 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual Procedures & Conditions ratings, now in their 7th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for common conditions and procedures.  McLaren Port Huron earned High Performing ratings for: • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) • Heart Attack • Heart Failure • Kidney Failure These ratings recognize...

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    KSP Specialty Pharmacy is pleased to announce that it has achieved accreditation through the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for its pharmacy services. Accreditation is a process through which health care organizations demonstrate compliance with national standards. Accreditation by ACHC reflects an organization’s dedication and commitment to meeting standards that facilitate a higher level of performance and patient care. ACHC is a nonprofit organization that has stood as a symbol of qu...