Lita Smith works with breast cancer patients at U-M Cancer Center
A University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center nurse practitioner has been selected to receive the 2012 American Cancer Society Lane W. Adams Quality of Life Award, a prestigious national prize for cancer caregiving.
G. Lita Smith, M.S., R.N., A.C.N.P., a nurse practitioner in the Breast Care Center and nurse practitioner supervisor at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center, is one of 11 cancer care providers being honored this year.
“It is a privilege and an honor to work with breast cancer patients and their families. I know that each patient’s journey is unique and requires individualized education, guidance and support to help patients and their families navigate through a breast cancer diagnosis and the many modalities of treatment used today,” Smith says.
The Lane W. Adams Quality of Life Award recognizes individuals who have made a difference through innovation, leadership and consistent excellence in providing compassionate, skilled care and counsel to people living with cancer and their families.
“Lita brings a personal commitment to every patient with whom she comes in contact. Each is her mother or her sister – and she expects the rest of us to do likewise. She is the epitome of what an oncology health care provider should be,” says Daniel F. Hayes, M.D., Stuart B. Padnos Professor of Breast Cancer Research and clinical director of the breast oncology program at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center.
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