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Christine Rullo Appointed as New Publisher for the American Association for Cancer Research

July 9, 2013
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PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is pleased to announce the appointment of Christine Battle Rullo as publisher and head of the AACR Publishing Division. Rullo will be responsible for publication of the AACR’s eight peer-reviewed scientific journals, as well as for developing new electronic products and services to meet the ever-evolving information needs of the cancer community.

The AACR Publishing Division also manages print and online publication of scientific meeting proceedings as supplements to AACR journals, and handles journal promotions, site license and advertising sales, reprints and permissions, circulation, and the sale of books.

Prior to joining the AACR, Rullo was vice president of health and medical sciences at Elsevier Inc., the world’s largest scientific publisher. She was responsible for a journals program that comprised 138 journals representing almost $130 million in annual gross revenues. She directed all publishing functions to ensure ongoing growth and responsiveness to the changing digital and mobile marketplace environment. Rullo previously served as the executive publisher at Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, and as journals publisher at W.B. Saunders Company, both of which are located in Philadelphia.

“I am delighted to welcome Christine to the AACR. She comes to us with a wealth of expertise and 30 years of experience in scientific, technical, and medical publishing. She will be invaluable to our efforts in fostering the exchange of knowledge and ideas among researchers across the breadth of the cancer research spectrum,” said Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. (h.c.), chief executive officer of the AACR. “I am confident that Christine will further enhance our expanding publishing program, and take the lead in conceiving new publications, products, and services to help accelerate the pace of lifesaving cancer research.”

Rullo received outstanding achievement awards from Elsevier in 2004 and 2010. Her most recent responsibilities included establishing productive publishing relationships with numerous associations, including the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, the International Association for the Study of Pain, and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. She has delivered numerous lectures to colleagues and customers alike on topics that have ranged from the current state of publishing for professional markets to the challenges and opportunities inherent in the Open Access business model. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature and political science from the University of Pennsylvania.

“I am excited to join the AACR and help lead its publication initiatives. I look forward to developing innovative methods to disseminate the high-quality scientific information published in the AACR journals, helping with strategies to sustain the organization at the forefront of cancer research, and ensuring the AACR is the authoritative source of information about the research advances that lead to progress against cancer,” said Rullo.

The AACR publishes Cancer Research; Clinical Cancer Research; Molecular Cancer Therapeutics; Molecular Cancer Research; Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention; Cancer Prevention Research; Cancer Discovery; and Cancer Immunology Research.

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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 oldest 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 18,000 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

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