American Association for Cancer Research

Press Releases: 2012

AACR's Cancer Today Magazine Received the 2012 Silver Ozzie Award


December 18, 2012

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PHILADELPHIA — Cancer Today, a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research that provides information and inspiration to cancer patients, survivors, and their family and friends, was honored with a prestigious FOLIO: magazine silver Ozzie Award.

“We are delighted that Cancer Today received such an honor with this silver award,” said Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. (h.c.), chief executive officer of the AACR. “The new content and redesign of the magazine have provided patients and their families with the resources they need to stay informed about the latest developments in cancer research, treatment and care.”

The magazine’s December 2011 issue was awarded the silver Ozzie Award for the Best Redesign under the association/nonprofit category at the annual Eddies and Ozzies gala, held recently at the Marriott Marquis in New York, N.Y. The award recognizes an outstanding redesign of an existing publication.

Cancer Today is an authoritative resource for cancer patients, survivors, and their family members and friends as they face the challenges of diagnosis, treatment, survivorship and caregiving. Nearly 12 million Americans are cancer survivors, and Cancer Today provides this community with stories about patients who are dealing with cancer, information about developments in cancer therapy and research, and useful advice to help readers navigate the medical, practical and emotional issues surrounding cancer.

“I’m excited and honored that Cancer Today has been recognized with this prestigious Ozzie award,” said Jessica Gorman, executive editor of Cancer Today. “The redesign of the magazine is helping us reach more patients, survivors and their families than ever before with in-depth and reliable reporting that helps readers become active players in their cancer care or the care of their loved ones.”

FOLIO: Eddie and Ozzie Awards represent the largest awards competition in magazine publishing, and the only competition for all magazines and their websites. The Ozzies recognize excellence in magazine design, and the Eddies recognize editorial excellence. More than 2,000 entries from business-to-business, consumer, association/nonprofit, custom and supplemental annual or one-shot publications were received.

In redesigning the magazine, the Cancer Today editorial team worked with Bates Creative Group in Silver Spring, Md.

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About the American Association for Cancer Research
Founded in 1907, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is the world’s first and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research and its mission to prevent and cure cancer. AACR membership includes more than 34,000 laboratory, translational and clinical researchers; population scientists; other health care professionals; and cancer advocates residing in more than 90 countries. The AACR marshals the full spectrum of expertise of the cancer community to accelerate progress in the prevention, biology, diagnosis and treatment of cancer by annually convening more than 20 conferences and educational workshops, the largest of which is the AACR Annual Meeting with more than 17,000 attendees. In addition, the AACR publishes eight peer-reviewed scientific journals and a magazine for cancer survivors, patients and their caregivers. The AACR funds meritorious research directly as well as in cooperation with numerous cancer organizations. As the scientific partner of Stand Up To Cancer, the AACR provides expert peer review, grants administration and scientific oversight of team science and individual grants in cancer research that have the potential for near-term patient benefit. The AACR actively communicates with legislators and policymakers about the value of cancer research and related biomedical science in saving lives from cancer. For more information about the AACR, visit www.AACR.org.

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