Detroit Medical Center patients are given the best option in cancer treatment thanks to the DMC’s partnership with Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Center and Wayne State University School of Medicine.
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is one of only 40 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. This designation signifies Karmanos’ dedication to superior patient care, cancer research and education. Karmanos physicians are not only specialists in their respective areas, they are faculty members at Wayne State University School of Medicine and participate in cutting-edge research, giving DMC patients and their families hope for a cancer-free future.
The Karmanos Advantage
Karmanos Cancer Center is solely devoted to fighting cancer. Karmanos’ approach to cancer care revolves around the team approach. There are 13 multidisciplinary teams, each focused on a specific type of cancer, to ensure patients get the very best care and treatment based on the expertise of an entire team of cancer specialists.
In addition to the team approach, Karmanos offers cancers patients the latest in leading edge research and treatment options including:
- Stem Cell Transplantation Program – an internationally-recognized cord stem cell bank, and the only one in the state of Michigan, we provide life-saving hope to people who have been diagnosed with cancer and serious blood disorders.
- Varian iX Linear Accelerator – the latest in image-guided radiation therapy technology provides fast and precise delivery of radiation to cancerous cells, while avoiding damaging healthy cells.
- Phase 1 Clinical Trials Program – nationally recognized program, and the only one of its kind in Michigan, dedicated to finding new, more effective and safer treatments to prevent and fight cancer.
Karmanos offers patients easy access to treatment, support groups, diagnostic testing and many other services at the Detroit and Farmington Hills locations. In addition, Karmanos provides radiation therapy at the newly opened Monroe Cancer Center in Monroe.
For more information about the Karmanos Cancer Institute, contact one of our professionals at
1-800-K-A-R-M-A-N-O-S or 1-800-527-6266.
About the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Located in mid-town Detroit, Michigan, the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is one of 40 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. Caring for nearly 6,000 new patients annually on a budget of $216 million, conducting more than 700 cancer-specific scientific investigation programs and clinical trials, Karmanos is among the nation’s best cancer centers. Through the commitment of 1,000 staff, including nearly 300 physicians and researchers on faculty at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, and supported by thousands of volunteer and financial donors, Karmanos strives to prevent, detect and eradicate all forms of cancer. Its long-term partnership with the WSU School of Medicine enhances the collaboration of critical research and academics related to cancer care. Karmanos is southeastern Michigan’s most preferred hospital for cancer care according to annual surveys conducted by the National Research Corporation. Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., is the Institute’s president and chief executive officer. For more information call 1-800-KARMANOS or go to www.karmanos.org.
Related Cancer Links:
National Cancer Institute
National Bone Marrow Transplant Link
National Marrow Donor Program