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European School of Oncology Presents 2005 ACE Reporter Awards
Paris, November 2 (ots/PRNewswire) - The European School of Oncology (ESO) presented this year's joint winners of the ACE (Awarding Cancer Enlightenment) Reporter Award 2005 -- Viktoria Kun, Health Correspondent on the Hungarian national daily newspaper Nepszabadsag, and Ioanna Soufleri, Science Editor on the Greek national daily newspaper To Vima -- with euro 5,000 each at an award ceremony held today at the European Cancer Conference (ECCO).
This global initiative, launched in 2002, aims to encourage accurate and informative cancer journalism, and is focused on consumer publications, which are key to enlightening the general public on cancer-related issues. The winning entries were chosen from a total of 76 submissions from 19 different countries.
"The decision to make a joint award reflects the impressively high overall quality of the entries submitted," commented Dr Alberto Costa, ESO's Director. "Both Viktoria Kun and Ioanna Soufleri have been responsible for a series of insightful articles in their respective newspapers, providing their readers with accurate and useful information on a range of cancer types."
The Award was open to journalists from around the world writing for newspapers, consumer magazines, newsletters or websites. Entries were judged on a series of criteria, which included dissemination of clear, accurate and useful information on cancer to the public; helping to improve the way cancer patients are treated; and making the science behind the stories understandable.
Young Joo Song of the Korea Times, whose entry was highly commended, was awarded with a travel grant to attend ECCO, and also attended the award ceremony. A further three entrants were highly commended: Clifton Leaf of Fortune Magazine (USA) who will be given a special mention of appreciation at the annual charity dinner of the American Italian Cancer Foundation in New York on 15 November 2005; Monica Flores Lobato of QUO Mexico who will be congratulated at the opening ceremony of the ESO Annual course for Latin America in Lima on 24 November; and Cathy O'Leary of the West Australian, who has already been presented with her award in Sydney.
ESO thanks Eli Lilly and Company, a sustaining member of the school's "Learning to Care" programme, for their exclusive partnership on this important initiative to help promote the ACE Reporter Award worldwide.
"In sharing ESO's goal of encouraging excellence in cancer journalism," said Garry Nicholson, Platform Leader - Lilly Oncology, "we would like to thank all the nominees for their tremendous contribution to the success of the third ACE Reporter Award."
Notes for Editors
Established in 1982, the European School of Oncology is the oldest non-profit organisation that is exclusively dedicated to increasing health professional's knowledge of cancer care. With a solid foundation, rooted in the best tradition of European medicine, ESO strives to ensure that its educational events are clinically orientated, multi-professional and evidence based as well as reflecting the human experience of cancer. The scientific independence of the School is guaranteed by core funding from individual donors and a number of charitable foundations. Most of ESO's events are held in English, however, the School also offers courses and seminars in German, French, Spanish and Italian. In addition, the School organises educational events in Latin America, Russia and the C.I.S., and in the Balkans and Middle East. In addition to its educational activities ESO keeps the European Cancer Community abreast of advances in cancer care via its scientific magazine CancerWorld. Further information about the School is available from www.cancerworld.org
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