PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is accepting entries for the inaugural June L. Biedler Prize for Cancer Journalism to raise awareness of the critical role the media play in educating the public about cancer and cancer research. The deadline for submission is Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. The judging panel will be chaired by Robert Bazell, adjunct professor of molecular, cellular, and developmental biology at Yale University and former chief science and health correspondent for NBC News.
The AACR Biedler Prize is named in honor of June L. Biedler, PhD, a visionary cancer scientist and mentor who was dedicated to furthering science and health care communications. Biedler was a former member of the board of directors of the AACR and recipient of the 1992 AACR G.H.A. Clowes Memorial Award, which honors outstanding achievement in basic cancer research. The new AACR award in Biedler's name recognizes and rewards journalists who have produced accurate, informative, and compelling stories about cancer, cancer research, and cancer policy with a $5,000 cash award.
The AACR Biedler Prize is open to print, broadcast, and online professional journalists whose stories appear in media that target a lay public audience. The AACR Biedler Prize consists of six submission categories: large newspaper (circulation over 100,000); small newspaper (circulation under 100,000); magazine; online/multimedia; television; and radio.
The AACR Biedler Prize will be presented during the AACR Annual Meeting, April 16-20, 2016, in New Orleans.
For more information or to submit a story to be considered for the AACR June L. Biedler Prize for Cancer Journalism, go to http://www.AACR.org/biedlerprize.
SOURCE American Association for Cancer Research