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Pathfinder in Palliative Care Award

The American Cancer Society Pathfinder in Palliative Care Award recognizes the outstanding achievements of a professional who has demonstrated remarkable innovation and ingenuity across a range of opportunities for actions that contributed to the advancement of the field of palliative care nationally and/or globally.

Pathfinder in Palliative Care Award Recipients

2013 -- Joanne Wolfe, MD, MPH

2012 -- Charles von Gunten, MD, PhD

2011 -- Judy Lentz, RN

2010 -- Anthony Back, MD

2009 -- James Block, MD

For more information on the award and for instructions on the current nomination process, please use the links below.

 Call for Nominations Letter from Dr. Otis Brawley (PDF)

2014 Pathfinder in Palliative Care Award Nomination Process (PDF)

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