Stefan Balan, MD Receives American Cancer Society Award for Excellence in Care

June 01, 2010
Lebanon, NH

Dr. Balan

Dr. Stefan Balan

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center is pleased to recognize Dr. Stefan Balan as one of ten recipients of the American Cancer Society's 2010 Lane Adams Quality of Life Award. According to the American Cancer Society, this national award recognizes individuals who "innovatively and consistently provide excellent and compassionate skilled care, counsel, and/or service to persons with cancer and their families." The award is given annually in honor of the late Lane W. Adams, who served as executive vice president of the American Cancer Society.

Dr. Balan was cited for his "caring, down-to-earth approach" and for giving patients and families "an increased sense of strength, perseverance, and hope for the future." Dr. Balan is the Clinical Director of Hematology/Oncology at Norris Cotton Cancer Center - Manchester, which provides advanced cancer care in southern New Hampshire including hematology/oncology and clinical trials, and specialty services in breast, gynecologic, head/neck, and pediatric cancers. Norris Cotton Cancer Center is one of forty comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

"I can think of no honor more well-deserved than Dr. Balan's recognition by the American Cancer Society," said Mark Israel, MD, Director of Norris Cotton Cancer Center. "Stefan offers our patients compassionate and highly skilled cancer care, and sets an admirable standard for care delivery in oncology. I am pleased to congratulate him on this outstanding recognition of his leadership innovation and excellence."

Patricia Cefaly, Senior Clinical Manager at Norris Cotton Cancer Center - Manchester, characterized Dr Balan as an innovative leader who consistently makes a difference in patient care. "Dr. Balan's compassionate and skilled care exemplifies the Dartmouth-Hitchcock mission to provide the very best care to each patient, in the right place at the right time, every time," she said.

For more information on Dr. Stefan Balan and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center, contact the Manchester location at (603) 629-1828 or visit

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