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AACR Receives Four Telly Awards for “It’s Our Time” Video

June 24, 2010

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PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research’s “It’s Our Time” video, which premiered at the AACR 101st Annual Meeting 2010, has been selected as the recipient of four Telly Awards.

“We are honored that this video has won four Telly Awards,” said Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. (h.c.), chief executive officer of the AACR. “This video was envisioned by Program Chairperson of the Annual Meeting, Dr. Frank McCormick, and AACR President, Tyler Jacks, with significant contributions from our esteemed video committee. It received an enthusiastic reception when it premiered at the Opening Plenary Session of the Annual Meeting, and inspires not only scientists, but also all those interested in and dedicated to the fight against cancer.”

This dynamic, five-minute video details the striking statistics on the progress and promise of cancer research. A silver (highest honor) award in the category of Charitable/Not-for Profit and three bronze awards in the categories of Education, Motivational, and Use of Animation were presented to the AACR for this video.

“It’s Our Time” aims to inspire further innovation and progress against this insidious disease by AACR members, patient advocates and the public, with the clear message that “Cancer Research Saves Lives.”

The Telly Awards honor the very best local, regional and cable television commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions and work created for the web. Since 1978, its mission has been to strengthen the visual arts community by inspiring, promoting and supporting creativity. The 31st Annual Telly Awards received more than 11,000 entries.

The video has attracted more than 10,000 views on YouTube.

Watch it here.

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The mission of the American Association for Cancer Research is to prevent and cure cancer. Founded in 1907, the AACR is the world’s oldest and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research. The membership includes 31,000 basic, translational and clinical researchers; health care professionals; and cancer survivors and advocates in the United States and more than 90 other countries. The AACR marshals the full spectrum of expertise from the cancer community to accelerate progress in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer through high-quality scientific and educational programs. It funds innovative, meritorious research grants, research fellowship and career development awards. The AACR Annual Meeting attracts more than 17,000 participants who share the latest discoveries and developments in the field. Special conferences throughout the year present novel data across a wide variety of topics in cancer research, treatment and patient care. The AACR publishes six major peer-reviewed journals: Cancer Research; Clinical Cancer Research; Molecular Cancer Therapeutics; Molecular Cancer Research; Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention; and Cancer Prevention Research. The AACR also publishes CR, a magazine for cancer survivors and their families, patient advocates, physicians and scientists. CR provides a forum for sharing essential, evidence-based information and perspectives on progress in cancer research, survivorship and advocacy.

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Michele Leiberman
(267) 646-0622

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