16 April 2018: David Crow, FT’s Senior US Business Correspondent has been honoured by the American Association for Cancer Journalism at the AACR Annual Meeting in Chicago.
David is the winner of the June L. Biedler Prize in Cancer Journalism, large newspaper, for his piece, "You Can't Escape Family History Like Yours", which delves into the science and morality of hereditary screening.
The AACR June L. Biedler Prize is a program of the AACR to raise awareness of the critical role that the media play in educating the public about cancer and cancer research. In honor of Dr. Biedler’s exceptional efforts to further science and healthcare communications, the prize will honor and reward outstanding journalistic coverage that enhances the public’s understanding of cancer, cancer research, or cancer policy.
Commentary by Patricia LoRusso, DO: In his article, Crow transcribes his personal family history of cancer, and takes the reader on a scientific journey of genetic testing and what it means for family members of those diagnosed with cancer. His article is a poignant medical memoir on the author's quest to find out whether there was a genetic reason for the cancer that killed his mother and most of her family. Crow recounts how he decided to take a genetic test and asks the reader to join him on a scientific journey that charts the rising importance of genomics in cancer while exploring some of the pitfalls and unknowns.
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