American Cancer Society Awards Its Medal of Honor to a palliative care physician!

Yahooo!  Way to go!  Good choice!

Dr. Diane E. Meier, one of the leading figures in the field of palliative medicine, received the Medal of Honor for Cancer Control in recognition of her pioneering leadership of the effort to bring non-hospice palliative care into mainstream medicine. Her work as a researcher, physician, and policy advocate has greatly improved quality of life for patients, survivors, and their families, and has inspired an entire field of professionals. One of her enduring contributions is making palliative care accessible throughout the trajectory of cancer, so that patients now can receive care focusing on quality of life even at the early phases of illness.

Congratulations Dr Meier!  Good work!

This is a big moment!  It was not very many years ago that the Cancer world did not even have “death on the table”.  So, this is progress!

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