June L. Biedler, PhD

June L. Biedler

The American Association for Cancer Research is accepting applications for the newly launched Prize for Cancer Journalism «named in honor of June L. Biedler, PhD, a visionary cancer scientist and mentor who was dedicated to furthering science and health care communications. […] to raise awareness of the critical role that the media play in educating the public about cancer and cancer research. The AACR Biedler Prize has been established to showcase outstanding examples of cancer journalism, and to recognize individual professional journalists who have produced accurate, informative, and compelling stories.

«The Prize will provide an unrestricted cash award of $5,000, a commemorative plaque, and travel expenses to the AACR Annual Meeting, April 16-20, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana to receive the Prize.

«The AACR Biedler Prize is open to print, broadcast, and online professional journalists whose stories appear in newspapers, magazines, websites, television, and radio that target a lay public audience. There is no entry fee. Trade publications are not eligible.»

Deadline for Submission is January 11, 2016, Cash Prize is $5,000 (for each of six categories)


The judging panel will evaluate each entry on the following criteria:

  • Outstanding ability to educate the public about cancer, cancer research, or policy;
  • Effective and accurate translation of cancer science;
  • Significance and timeliness of the subject;
  • Creativity and novelty of the reporting; and,
  • Clarity, precision, and elegance of the language used.
  • Selection of the winners will be based on the candidate’s accomplishments with no regard given to race, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, geographic location, or religious or political views.

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.