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American Cancer Society honors exemplary cancer caregivers
Date:2/13/2008

ATLANTA February 13, 2008 Eight outstanding cancer care providers from a variety of backgrounds and regions have been chosen to receive the 2008 American Cancer Society Lane W. Adams Quality of Life Award, a prestigious national prize for cancer caring. The Lane W. Adams Quality of Life Award recognizes individuals who have made a difference through innovation, leadership, and consistent excellence in providing compassionate, skilled care, and counsel to persons living with cancer and their families. They will be presented in a ceremony in Los Angeles on Friday, May 9, 2008.

This year, the Society honors:

  • Blue Walcer, founder and director, CARE program and health education coordinator, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, Calif. Ms. Walcer is described as understanding more than most the obstacles faced by poor or even homeless cancer patients. She has provided participants of the CARE program with comprehensive cancer-related education, thereby enhancing patients understanding of their diagnosis and encouraging these cancer patients to gain a sense of control over their lives.

  • Dolores Moorehead, program director, Womens Cancer Resource Center, Oakland, Calif. Ms. Morehead was a ten year employee of the American Cancer Society in San Francisco who now dedicates her time and energy to empowering women with cancer and to educating the general community about cancer. Through her passion for her work Ms. Morehead has worked to implement numerous cancer patient programs to encourage cancer awareness and break down barriers to treatment.

  • Robert Parker, MD, director, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, New York. Dr. Parker, a highly respected clinician and expert in the field of pediatrics, began the Division of Pediatric Hematology/ Oncology at Stony Brook University Medical Center in 1991. Since that time, 60 percent of children diagnosed with
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Contact: David Sampson
david.sampson@cancer.org
213-368-8523
American Cancer Society
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