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AACR’s Cancer Today Magazine Receives 2012 Gold EXCEL Award

June 11, 2012
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PHILADELPHIA — Cancer Today, the AACR’s magazine that provides information and inspiration to cancer patients, survivors and their family members and friends, is the recipient of a prestigious Association Media and Publishing Gold EXCEL Award.

The AACR magazine will receive this top award in the category of magazine redesign (for publications with a circulation greater than 50,000) at the 32nd Annual EXCEL Awards Gala tonight at the Baltimore Hilton in Baltimore, Md. Cancer Today was launched in December 2011 as a redesign of CR magazine.

“It is wonderful that Cancer Today is receiving such a notable award,” said Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. (h.c.), chief executive officer of the AACR. “It is very important for patients and their caregivers to be knowledgeable about the latest developments in cancer research and treatment as it provides them with valuable and current information about state-of-the-art patient care. The redesign of Cancer Today provides the resources needed for them to be both informed and vested, and I am delighted that our new publication is being acknowledged in such a high-profile way.”

Nearly 12 million Americans who have been diagnosed with cancer are alive today. Cancer Today provides this community with stories about patients who are dealing with cancer, information about exciting developments in cancer therapy and research and useful advice to help readers navigate the medical, practical and emotional issues that surround cancer.

Cancer Today offers more articles and information than ever before, making it an authoritative resource for cancer patients, survivors, and their family members and friends as they face the challenges of diagnosis, treatment, survivorship and caregiving in this new environment.

“The magazine helps readers with all types of cancer by providing knowledge and practical guidance that help them to take action to improve their quality of life or the life of a friend or family member who is facing cancer,” said Jessica Gorman, executive editor of Cancer Today. “We are thrilled that the AACR and the magazine have been recognized in this prominent way.”
In redesigning the magazine, the Cancer Today editorial team worked with Bates Creative Group, in Silver Spring, Md.

The EXCEL Awards are given annually by Association Media and Publishing to the best and the brightest in association media and publishing. This year, more than 1,000 entries were submitted and 180 winners representing 104 nonprofit organizations and associations were chosen for displaying exemplary work in editorial, design, advertising and marketing, online publishing, mobile applications, digital editions and electronic newsletter categories.

Award-winning entries will be displayed at the gala tonight, and will be featured in the September/October issue of Signature magazine.

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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. 

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