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American Cancer Society honors Marcia M. Grant with Quality of Life Award

Award honors individuals for research that improves quality of life of cancer patients

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society recognized Marcia M. Grant, RN, PhD, FAAN, with the 2016 American Cancer Society Trish Greene Quality of Life Award, a prestigious national honor that recognizes an outstanding individual who dedicates a significant portion of their career to research that improves the quality of life for cancer patients and their families.

This award honors the life and work of the late Patricia (Trish) Greene, RN, PhD. Dr. Greene served in a variety of roles as both a volunteer and professional staff member throughout her 20 year association with the Society. The Trish Greene Quality of Life Award honors Dr. Greene's memory and recognizes the significant contributions that researchers have made in the journey to achieving excellence in compassionate care for people facing cancer.

"The American Cancer Society is pleased to honor Professor Grant for her dedication and outstanding influences in cancer research and providing quality supportive care for patients," said Marion E. Morra, MA, ScD, chair, Trish Greene Quality of Life Award Workgroup, American Cancer Society. "Professor Grant has dedicated her career to serving cancer patients and helping to eliminate suffering."

Grant is one of the nation's most respected and influential research nurses. During the past 40 years at the City of Hope Medical Center, she pioneered innovative education and research initiatives providing high-quality supportive care for cancer patients' physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.

As professor and director of nursing research and education, Grant is seen as an international influential leader to students and throughout the oncology community.

She has devoted her career to research that continually improves the quality of life for cancer patients, and she has been funded by the National Cancer Institute for more than 25 years. She continues to create innovative processes to help empower nurses across the nation to provide quality survivorship care and support for cancer patients and their families.

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