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Date:2/13/2008

cancer in Suffolk County, New York receive their treatment there. Dr. Parker has received numerous honors and awards for his dedication to children facing cancer, and has made it his practice to have the child and family live as normal of a life as possible while undergoing therapy.

  • Karen Allison, CPNP, nurse practitioner, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York. Ms. Allison has worked in pediatric oncology for four decades. As a nurse practitioner in pediatrics at Memorial SloanKettering Cancer Center, she has served as a mentor to generations of nursing students, nurses, and nurse practitioners. She has been a coach, cheerleader, foster mother, and friend to every patient she has helped.

  • Kathy Lopeman, RN, oncology nurse, Central Peninsula Hospital, Soldotna, Alaska. Ms. Lopeman served as chair of the very first and very successful Relay for Life on the Kenai Peninsula. By forming support groups for cancer patients to share their fears, she has provided inspiration and friendship to all who walk the cancer path.

  • Mace Rothenberg, MD, professor of medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn. Dr. Rothenberg is a medical oncologist who has made significant contributions to the development and FDA approval of drug treatments for colorectal and pancreatic cancer. He is known for his caring and compassionate treatment and dedication to cancer patients and their families.

  • Kris Sargent, RN, nurse educator, Mercy Regional Cancer Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Ms. Sargent has helped implement numerous patient support groups for prostate and breast cancers through the use of American Cancer Society materials, information and guidelines. Through these support groups, she has provided compassion, knowledge, patience, and humor to thousands of patients facing this life-changing disease.

  • Karleen Habin, RN, nurse manager/administrator, B
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Contact: David Sampson
david.sampson@cancer.org
213-368-8523
American Cancer Society
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