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Cancer Coping Center's Dr. Maryam Davodi Far and her Swap With A Purpose Program for the Center received recognition as a finalist in the 1st Annual Classy Awards, November 2009. Thank you for supporting the Cancer Coping Center with your vote in the Stay Classy Awards. Swap With A Purpose is a Cancer Coping Center project to raise funds and awareness for the Center. Stay Classy the event sponsor for the Classy Awards selected the top five charities in various categories. Swap With A Purpose was in the top five for creative fundraiser event by an individual.

San Diego Magazine recognized Dr. Maryam Davodi Far and the Cancer Coping Center in the 2009 Women Who Move the City Awards. On September 16, 2009, San Diego Magazine held its fourth annual Women Who Move the City event at the Joan B. Kroc Institute of Peace and Justice on the University of San Diego campus. More than 500 powerful women and men joined to celebrate more than 50 remarkable and influential Women Who Move the City nominees. Dr. Maryam Davodi Far was recognized as a Woman Who Moves the City. Click here to read the article.

San Diego's Bellissima Magazine Recognizes Cancer Coping Center Executive Director Dr. Maryam Davodi Far. In its August 2008 issue, Bellissima Magazine has named Dr. Maryam Davodi Far as one of the four "Exceptional Women of San Diego." Check out the article.

Cancer Coping Center Executive Director, Dr. Maryam Davodi Far, Honored with San Diego's Prestigious 40 Under Forty 2006 Award
SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept. 19, 2006 - The San Diego Metropolitan Magazine awarded Dr. Maryam Davodi Far the prestigious 40 Under Forty 2006 Award at the 7th Annual Award Luncheon at the San Diego Convention Center. San Diego Metropolitan's 40 Under Forty 2006 Award recognizes 40 of the brightest young professionals, executives, entrepreneurs and civic leaders in San Diego County, who are under 40 years old, for their career triumphs and community contributions.

Cancer Coping Center Executive Director Dr. Maryam Davodi Far Quoted in the North County Times
CARMEL VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 16, 2006 - Dr. Davodi Far discusses the Cancer Coping Center approach to providing creative outlets for cancer patients, their families, and caregivers. Note that the Cancer Coping Center is about enabling people to tap their creative side and focus their thoughts on ways of being creative. The Cancer Coping Center does NOT provide art therapy.

KGTV 10News Honors Dr. Maryam Davodi Far with the 10News Leadership Award
SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb. 9, 2006 - Dr. Maryam Davodi Far, the Executive Director for the Cancer Coping Center, received the 10News Leadership Award for her work to alleviate the suffering of those touched by cancer. Through her leadership the Cancer Coping Center serves to improve the quality of life for cancer patients, their families and caregivers. The 10News Leadership Award is a project of LEAD San Diego, 10News and Sempra Energy. This award honors those who provide "leadership in making San Diego a better place to live, especially by standing up for those who need help, to improve their quality of life."

Click here to view the clip, which was broadcasted on KGTV Channel 10 on February 9th, 2006.


Additional Sources of Information

American Academy of Dermatology

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Cancer Society (ACS)

American Dental Association

American Lung Association

American Psychosocial Oncology Society

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASC0),1743,,00.html

American Urological Association, Inc.

Cancer Net

Complimentary Healthcare Information Services, United Kingdom

Gene Clinics and Gene Tests (Online genetic resource with a searchable listing of labs that offer genetic tests.)

Grow Beyond Cancer (cancer support services)

Human Genome Project Information

National Breast Cancer Coalition

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

National Cancer Institute (NCI) - Cancer Genetics Services Directory

National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), National Institutes of Health

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

National Human Genome Research Institute

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (Part of NIDDK)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Library of Medicine

National Marrow Donor Program

National Prostate Cancer Coalition

Society for the Arts in Healthcare

Stanford Cancer Center

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)


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