(April 1, 2013) – Dr. Jim Zabora, Life with Cancer Director, has been selected as the Association of Oncology Social Work’s 2013 Quality of Life in Cancer Care Award winner.

Dr. Jim Zabora, Life With Cancer DirectorThe American Cancer Society established this prestigious award to highlight oncology social work’s commitment to improving the lives of people with cancer and assisting their caregivers. The award is designed to honor individuals who have innovatively contributed to the quality of life of those living with cancer – through their publications, presentations, and direct service – reflecting a commitment to quality of life for all cancer survivors.

Dr. Zabora was also an invited lecturer at the Annual Conference, where the award will be presented.

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About Life with Cancer
Life with Cancer™ is part of Northern Virginia’s Inova Health System. The organization’s goal is to enhance the quality of life for those affected by cancer by providing education, information, and support completely free of charge, regardless of where treatment is received. Life with Cancer provides a unique approach to cancer education and support with both full-time Oncology Certified Nurses and Licensed Clinical Social Workers on staff. From diagnosis to survivorship, Life with Cancer offers those affected by cancer more than 60 different programs a month, including nutrition, exercise, support, education, and a variety of complimentary therapies, like Yoga, Reiki, meditation, and expressive arts. Learn more or make a donation.

About Inova
Inova is a not-for-profit health care system located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, serving over two million people with over 1,700 licensed beds based in Northern Virginia. Inova consists of five hospitals including the area’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care unit. Inova encompasses many health services including the nationally and internationally recognized Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI), Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI) on genomics, Inova Neuroscience Institute and Inova Children’s Hospital. Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. More information and statistics about Inova is at www.inova.org.