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

teer honor bestowed by the Society.

Linda Burhansstipanov, M.S.P.H., Dr.P.H., of Colorado, former professor at California State University-Long Beach and UCLA, was honored with the Humanitarian Award for her sincere concern for the health of the Native American population. She has long been involved in the health and wellness endeavors of Native Americans, particularly focusing her research and attention on their cancer experience, from prevention to survivorship. Dr. Burhansstipanov, of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and is the director of Native American Cancer Initiatives, Inc.

Charles S. Cleeland, Ph.D., of Texas, director of the Pain Research Group as well as the chair of Symptom Research at MD Anderson Cancer Center, received the Trish Greene Quality of Life Award for his research advancements in the field of cancer symptom and pain management. This award is given in memory of Trish Greene, who was an oncology nurse leader, pain management expert, and friend to the Society. The award was originally given to focus attention on quality of life issues, and to incorporate the philosophy of quality of life into all aspects of cancer care.

Dr. Cleeland's research findings continue to affect millions of lives. His recent research efforts are directed toward quantifying the burden of multiple symptoms for cancer patients, identifying underlying mechanisms of cancer symptoms, and clinical trials in symptom management. He played a major role in the development of the MD Anderson Symptom Inventory, a brief measure used to assess the severity and impact of cancer-related symptoms. He has been awarded numerous significant research grants from both the American Cancer Society and the National Institutes of Health to broaden his study of pain management and symptoms associated with cancer treatment.

Robert T. Brodell, M.D., of Ohio, was honored with the Ted Marrs Award for his passionate belief in the mission of the American Cancer Society and fo
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