Michael Cher, M.D., receives Compassionate Caregiver Award from Karmanos Cancer Institute

April 16, 2021

DETROITApril 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is pleased to announce the winners of its 2021 Heroes of Cancer Awards. This year’s event celebrates Karmanos’ 26th year of honoring individuals and organizations that have distinguished themselves and inspired others as they advocate for and raise awareness of all types of cancers.

The Heroes of Cancer Awards recognize a wide range of community members, including survivors, organizations, medical and scientific leaders and media representatives who champion those battling cancer. Whether they are raising awareness, providing services to help patients and their families, inspiring others or fundraising to help advance cancer research, each of these individuals, organizations and groups make a difference for those impacted with cancer.

Award winners will be honored at a virtual event on Wednesday, April 217-8 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Visit www.karmanos.org/heroesofcancer to tune in. This link will be activated 15 minutes before the event. The ceremony will be hosted by Ann Delisi, broadcaster and host of Essential Music on WDET.

“It is inspiring to see this list of talented professionals who are making an impact in the fight against cancer,” said Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of Karmanos Cancer Institute. “The Karmanos Heroes of Cancer Awards provide a great opportunity for us to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of the leaders in our community. Each is dedicated to the well-being of cancer patients and helping to advance treatment breakthroughs that can lead to improved outcomes – not just for those treated at Karmanos but for all cancer patients.”

Following are Karmanos Cancer Institute’s 2021 Heroes of Cancer.

Compassionate Caregiver Award
Honors a health care professional whose treatment of cancer patients has demonstrated exceptional technical skill, combined with sensitivity and compassion

Michael Cher, M.D.
Huntington Woods, Michigan
Michael Cher, M.D., professor and chair of Urology at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine, is a highly-skilled surgeon and physician in all aspects of genitourinary oncology. He is compassionate, caring and always takes time with his patients and their family members to answer questions and address concerns. Not only does Dr. Cher take a vested interest in his patients, but he is also a meticulous surgeon. He follows his patients’ survivorship and keeps a continuous database of outcomes over time regarding the quality of life to improve care. He enrolls patients in clinical trials on a frequent basis and is one of the pioneers in the Michigan Urological Surgical Improvement Collaborative, which has set statewide standards of care.

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Michael Cher, M.D., receives Compassionate Caregiver Award from Karmanos Cancer Institute
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