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American Cancer Society Honors Outstanding Contributions to Fight Against Cancer
Date:10/25/2007

Awards Honor Accomplishments in Cancer Control, Volunteerism and Humanitarianism

ATLANTA, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- Six Americans whose unique talents and dedication have helped reduce the burden of cancer today received prestigious awards from the American Cancer Society for their work in cancer control, volunteerism, humanitarianism and advocacy. Each year, the Society, the nation's largest voluntary health organization, honors individuals whose work is helping to make the Society's mission of eliminating cancer as a major health problem a reality. In gratitude for their inspirational service to mankind, the Society's National volunteer Board of Directors presented these awards to these outstanding leaders in ceremonies during its annual meeting in Atlanta.

Patricia A. Ganz, M.D., and David E. Joranson, M.S.S.W., received the Distinguished Service Award in recognition of major contributions and commitment in the field of cancer. Marguerite K. Schlag, R.N., M.S.N., EdD, was awarded the National Volunteer Leadership Award in recognition of long and exemplary volunteer service to the Society. Linda Burhansstipanov, M.S.P.H., Dr.P.H., received the Humanitarian Award for contributions to the health of the Native American population. Charles S. Cleeland, Ph.D., was awarded the Trish Greene Quality of Life Award for his focus on improving the lives for all who have been touched by cancer. Robert T. Brodell, M.D., received the Ted Marrs Award in recognition of outstanding and continuous service in the area of public policy and advocacy.

Patricia A. Ganz, M.D., of California, director of the University of California, Los Angeles Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research at the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, received the Distinguished Service Award for her pioneering work in psychosocial research. Dr. Ganz, who holds an American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professorship, has spent the past 20 years doing systematic r
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