The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is dedicated to providing advanced care, treatment, and support for cancer patients and survivors in Michigan. Though it is a cancer institute first and foremost, the organization aids in the fight against COVID-19 by providing educational and preventive material on its website while also asking for plasma donations from those who have fully recovered from the virus. With 16 locations across Michigan, the institute aims to keep its expertise easily accessible and close by for those who need it. By treating 12,000 new patients annually, providing more than 250 new treatment options for a wide variety of cancers, and conducting more than 800 cancer investigations and clinical trials, Karmanos has become a nationally recognized treatment and research center. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in metro Detroit, one of two in Michigan, and one of 51 centers of its kind in the U.S. Karmanos also aims to educate and support patients and survivors through its numerous support services. Offering services such as spiritual care, support groups, education events, and access to their oncology social workers, Karmanos works to keep patients and their families well informed and connected. Additionally, through McLaren Health Care, of which Karmanos is a part, Karmanos has provided more than $220 million in uncompensated care for those who cannot afford treatments and services.
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