The Cancer Letter wins investigative, design awards

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The Cancer Letter won four 2019 Dateline Awards from the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists:

Investigative Journalism, Newsletter/Trade Publications, first place, for “When Surgical Innovation Kills,” by Matthew Ong

Front Page Design, Newsletter/Trade Publications, first place, by Jacqueline Ong and Katherine Goldberg

Photo Illustration, Newsletter/Trade Publications, first place, by Katherine Goldberg

Series, Newsletter/Trade Publications, finalist, for “From Rhetoric to Harm,” by Paul Goldberg and Matthew Ong

Ong has won six Dateline Awards over the past five years. This is the third time Ong has won a first-place Dateline Award for his investigative work on minimally invasive surgery and cancer-related outcomes.

Ong’s series has also received awards from six organizations, including the National Press Club, the national Society of Professional Journalists, and the National Institute for Health Care Management (The Cancer Letter, How Medical Devices do Harm, 2014-2017; When Surgical Innovation Kills, 2018-2019).

This is the second consecutive year The Cancer Letter has won first-place design awards.

Here are a few of The Cancer Letter’s award-winning covers published in 2018:

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In This Issue


President Joe Biden’s proposed Advanced Research Projects Agency-Health would be a welcome partner to NCI—particularly in conducting large, collaborative clinical investigations, NCI Director Ned Sharpless said.“I think having ARPA-H as part of the NIH is good for the NCI,” Sharpless said April 11 in his remarks at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research. “How this would fit with the ongoing efforts in cancer at the NCI is still something to work out.”