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AACR Receives Six Prestigious Telly Awards

June 8, 2012
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PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research is the recipient of six Telly Awards: one coveted silver award for its 2012 Annual Meeting video and five bronze awards.

“It is a tremendous honor for the AACR to have received numerous accolades for our important educational videos about cancer and cancer research,” said Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. (h.c.), chief executive officer of the AACR. “Our videos are a major vehicle for sharing the extraordinary advances that have been made in cancer research and the inspirational survivor stories that depict how cancer research has benefitted so many lives. Further, they highlight the fact that cancer research is an investment and more work needs to be done to meet the challenges ahead.”

The Telly Awards program receives more than 13,000 entries annually and honors the finest film and video productions, groundbreaking Web commercials, videos and films, and outstanding local, regional and cable television commercials and programs.

The following awards were bestowed upon the AACR:

This year’s AACR Annual Meeting video details the progress and promise of cancer research, while aiming to inspire further innovation and progress against this insidious disease. The Scientist↔Survivor videos share the touching, inspirational and personal experiences of cancer survivors of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), neuroblastoma and HER2-positive breast cancer. The cancer patients discuss their diagnoses, treatments and experiences participating in a clinical trial.

Founded in 1978 to honor excellence in local, regional and cable television commercials, and eventually nonbroadcast video and television program categories, the Telly Awards are some of the most sought-after awards by industry leaders, from large international firms to local production companies and advertising agencies. Silver winners are the highest honor.

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About the AACR

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’s membership includes 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 seven 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 individual and team science 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

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