LLS names Social Worker of the Year for 2010

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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has named Mary Ann Bassham, M.S.S.W., L.C.S.W., of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston the 2010 LLS Hematology-Oncology Social Worker of the Year. She will receive the award at the annual Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW) conference in Phoenix, AZ. on May 12.

A Senior Social Work Counselor, Bassham's career spans 42 years, the last 20 of which have been spent at the renowned cancer center in Houston, most recently providing social services to patients in Lymphoma/Myeloma Clinic.

"I am honored and truly touched to be named Social Worker of the Year," said Bassham, quoted from the LLS monthly newsletter. "I would like to thank AOSW and LLS for the amazing contributions they make in the field of oncology social work. We all share a common goal, and that is to provide quality support to our patients and families."

By Ross Bonander

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