The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is one of only 47 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. NCI-designated cancer centers are at the forefront of developing and translating scientific knowledge from promising laboratory discoveries into new treatments for cancer patients.
Immunotherapy is a broad category of anti-cancer therapies that use the body's immune system to fight cancer cells. These cells are different from normal cells, in that they do not die normally. Think of these rapidly-dividing cells like an out-of-control copy machine that won't stop creating images. These abnormal cells frequently change, or "mutate," to evade the immune system. Immunotherapy drugs are designed to alert the immune system about these mutated cells so it can locate and destroy them.
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Equality Michigan Action Network has been working for nearly three decades to achieve full equality and respect for all Michigan residents regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Michigan's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people are working to achieve basic fairness and equality in our state.
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According to the International Labor Organization, 27 million people are involved in human trafficking. Laurel Bellows of the American Bar Association's Human Trafficking Task Force addresses this growing trend. To learn more, visit the American Bar Association on the web at www.ambar.org/trafficking
More than 20 million Americans cope with vision loss, and that number is growing due to baby boomers reaching retirement age and beyond and higher survival rates for premature babies, many with multiple disabilities. Paul Schroeder of American Foundation for the Blind discusses efforts to be sure that technology is accessible to this population.
Schroeder stated, "Vision loss...can be very tough and it is difficult for people to adjust to. Most people lose their site... as they are aging."
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