(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 healthcare system based in Northern Virginia that serves more than 2 million people each year from throughout the Washington, DC, metro area and beyond.  Inova is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient services and facilities, primary and specialty care practices, and health and wellness initiatives.

Inova encompasses the full array of health services, including the area’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). We are home to many nationally and internationally recognized programs, including Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI), Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI), and the Inova Dwight and Martha Schar Cancer Institute.

Inova is a global leader in developing and applying personalized health. Connecting researchers, clinicians and empowered consumers, we integrate genomic research for patient care, prevention and wellness. Our personalized health approach enables individuals to live longer, healthier lives.

More information and statistics about Inova is at www.inova.org.