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Sheila Announced as Crain’s Notable Women in Health 2020

Sheila Kasselman takes Sky Foundation personally. She founded the nonprofit in 2008 while recovering from pancreatic cancer surgery. The foundation seeks to find an early detection method that increases survival rates of those with pancreatic cancer.

“Sheila Sky Kasselman … has done monumental work in spreading the awareness about this disease. She has tirelessly spent over a decade on bringing this often neglected yet very deadly and unmet clinical problem to the forefront. Her work through Sky Foundation Inc. has impacted the lives of patients, relatives and the scientific community,” said Asfar Azmi, director of Pancreas Cancer Research Initiative and co-leader of Tumor Biology and Microenvironment Research Program at Karmanos Cancer Institute.

In addition to advocacy and fundraising, Kasselman spends time with newly diagnosed pancreatic cancer patients then works closely with Henry Ford Health System, Karmanos and the University of Michigan to match patients with the right physician.

 

Read more about Crain’s Notable Women in Health HERE.