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Nomination deadline for Quality of Life awards are due Friday, May 25

The deadline for nominating caregivers for our 2019 Lane Adams and Trish Greene Quality of Life awards has been pushed back to 3 p.m. ET on Friday, May 25.  Both of these awards will be presented at the Nationwide Volunteer and Staff Leadership Summit in February 2019.

To submit a nomination, complete the Trish Greene Quality of Life nomination form and/or the Lane Adams Quality of Life nomination form. Please note the name, credentials, and title submitted with the nomination form will be used on all collateral materials including the certificate. 

Please submit completed forms and appropriate supporting documents for each nominee via email to Caira Turner, senior volunteer recognition manager, at caira.turner@cancer.org.

LANE ADAMS QUALITY OF LIFE AWARD

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 individuals such as physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, social workers, chaplains, technologists, and volunteers who provide direct care, counsel, and/or service to cancer patients and their families. ACS volunteers are eligible for this award, but ACS involvement is not essential. Healthcare systems and family members caring for their loved ones with cancer are not eligible to receive the award. 

Nomination Requirements

A candidate must meet the following requirements to be nominated for the Lane Adams Quality of Life Award:

  • 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
  • Creates/develops services to fill unmet needs
  • Advocates for individual patients, groups or system changes to improve care
  • Promotes health care access outside their specific job/role

TRISH GREENE QUALITY OF LIFE AWARD

The Trish Greene Quality of Life Award is presented annually to recognize an outstanding investigator whose lifetime body of work shows significant contributions in quality of life 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.

Nomination Requirements

A candidate must meet the following requirements to be nominated for the Trish Greene Quality of Life Award:

  • Have a history of funded research on quality of life issues that improve the quality of life of cancer patients and their families. The investigator's body of work illustrates outstanding innovative contributions over the years, has had years of funding sources recognized nationally/internationally and a program of quality of life research built over his or her career.
  • Have demonstrated leadership and contributions to the science of cancer oncology quality of life research, including publications in peer-reviewed literature, citations in literature in own discipline, mentoring and teaching of students and professionals, national and international awards and speaking engagements, a history of advocating for QOL indicators in standards of care and innovative research, and building on own or other's research which contributes to best practices in cancer quality of life.
  • Not have previously been honored with this award. Recipients of the American Cancer Society Medal of Honor Award are not eligible.


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