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Nominations now being accepted for Quality of Life Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for our Lane Adams Quality of Life Award and the Trish Greene Quality of Life Award.  ​

These annual awards recognize individuals who go above and beyond throughout the cancer landscape. We encourage you to share this call for nominations throughout your community.

To submit a nomination, complete either the Lane Adams or Trish Greene nomination form. Please note that the name, credentials, and title submitted with the application will be used on all collateral materials, including the certificate. A completed nomination form with the appropriate supporting documents must be submitted for each nominee via email to Caira Turner at caira.turner@cancer.org by 3:00 p.m. ET on May 12, 2017.

Lane Adams Quality of Life Award Nomination Requirements

The Lane Adams Quality of Life Award is reserved for those unique caregivers who lead in their areas of expertise and make a significant impact on patients, families, and communities. Nominees for the Lane Adams Quality of Life Award can include physicians, nurse practitioners, RNs, social workers, chaplains, technologists, and volunteers who provide direct care, counsel, and/or service to cancer patients and their families. Society volunteers are eligible for this award, but Society involvement is not essential. Healthcare systems and family members caring for their loved ones with cancer are not eligible to receive the award. 

All nominees should:

  • Provide direct care, counsel, and/or service to cancer patients and their families
  • Have a demonstrated record of outstanding performance that goes above and beyond the usual roles and responsibilities associated with his or her position
  • Serve as a role model to his or her colleagues by teaching/training/educating others either formally or informally;
  • Demonstrate innovative and collaborative approaches to enhancing the quality of life for cancer patients and their families by using creative problem-solving skills to eliminate obstacles to care or improve care
  • Create/develop services to fill unmet needs
  • Advocate for individual patients, groups, or system changes to improve care
  • Promote health care access outside their specific job/role

Trish Greene Quality of Life Award Nomination Requirements

The Trish Greene Quality of Life Award is presented annually to recognize an outstanding investigator in the field of quality of life research and recognizes the importance of the significant contributions of researchers who have devoted a significant portion of their careers to the various areas of quality of life, and have accomplished outstanding research that benefits cancer patients and their families. Nominees for the Trish Greene Quality of Life Award can include individuals whose research may be from any discipline in the oncology field, and the research may address quality of life concerns at any stage in the cancer continuum, from diagnosis through survivorship or palliative care. Recipients of the American Cancer Society Medal of Honor Award are not eligible.

Nominees must be alive at the time of nomination and should:​​​

  • Be someone whose body of work illustrates, over the years, outstanding, innovative contributions to research that improve the quality of life of cancer patients and their families;
  • Have a history of contributions to oncology quality of life research, including receipt of grants, publications, leadership, and honors; and
  • Not have previously been honored with this award.

PHOTO: Pictured are this year's Lane Adams and Trish Greene awardees. 

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