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

reast Cancer Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass. The Breast Cancer Research Program is a nationally and internationally recognized breast cancer clinical research program, and Ms. Habin has used her personal breast cancer journey to empower and provide guidance to those facing a similar diagnosis. In her role as a patient advocate, she spearheaded the creation of the first-ever Breast Cancer Resource Guide of Massachusetts, which was distributed free of charge to a multitude of patients, families, and organizations.

Going above and beyond the call of duty to extend the warm hand of service to cancer patients is a top priority for these dedicated individuals, said Elmer Huerta, MD, MPH, national volunteer president of the American Cancer Society. These awards exemplify the exceptional hope, inspiration, and support these exceptional people provide daily to cancer patients and their families. These extraordinary awardees deserve to be recognized for their inspirational efforts to make a difference in the fight against cancer.

The American Cancer Society has recognized cancer caregivers through the Lane Adams Quality of Life Award since 1988. The awards committee includes long-time national Society volunteers, including Vicki Adams Quan, the daughter of Lane W. Adams, the former executive vice president of the Society who coined the term the warm hand of service and made attention to compassionate care a legacy of his service.


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