Cancer is a nationally acknowledged specialty of the Detroit Medical Center, the clinical affiliate of the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of the country's leading cancer research, treatment, education and outreach centers. Through a unique partnership with Wayne State University, the Karmanos Cancer Institute's physicians, researchers, scientists and volunteers are dedicated to detecting and treating this life-threatening disease. Many new drugs and therapies for lung, colon, breast and prostate cancers have resulted from the noted cancer research conducted here.
The Bone Marrow Transplant Unit and Pheresis Lab is one of the most advanced centers to offer transplants as curative treatment for diseases including leukemias, breast cancer and sickle cell anemia. The Gershenson Radiation Oncology Center houses the only superconducting cyclotron in the U.S. using neutron radiation to treat cancers, and Michigan's only Gamma Knife used to treat a variety of brain tumors through noninvasive radiation. For more information about the Karmanos Cancer Institute, contact one of our professionals at
Related Cancer Links:
National Cancer Institute
National Bone Marrow Transplant Link
National Marrow Donor Program