McLaren Health Care joins forces with Karmanos Cancer Institute - ABC 12 – WJRT – Flint, MI

McLaren Health Care joins forces with Karmanos Cancer Institute

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(12/11/13) - McLaren Health Care in Flint has now joined forces with the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit to create the largest cancer research and provider network in the state.

"Bringing these two components together will create a very unique cancer center in this country, which will have the ability to develop new treatments and also distribute them to the populate throughout the state of Michigan," said Dr. Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., Karmanos CEO, Thoracic Oncologist.

The Karmanos Cancer Institute is the only hospital in Michigan focused solely on cancer, giving McLaren doctors and patients valuable access to critical resources.

ABC12 has learned the Detroit Medical Center has filed a legal challenge to the new partnership between McLaren Health Care in Flint and the Karmanos Cancer Institute. The DMC says its collaboration is in conflict with an "exclusive" partnership it already has with Karmanos.

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