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Lori Gardner, Senior Director
Communications & Marketing
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ACCC News Release

For Immediate Release: May 3, 2005

Oncology Issues Honored in 2005 SNAP Excel Awards Competition

ROCKVILLE, Md.—The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) recently received an industry award for its magazine, Oncology Issues. A 2005 SNAP Excel Gold Award in magazines, Editorial category, was given to Oncology Issues for its January 2004 editorial, entitled “Welcome to the Matrix” by then-Executive Director Lee E. Mortenson, DPA.

Dr. Mortenson compared recent legislative action affecting office-based oncology practices with the science-fiction movie trilogy. "Lots of action, no heart, and definitely no real underlying philosophy."

The SNAP Excel Awards are presented by the Society of National Association Publications, a non-profit, professional society serving the needs of association publishers and communications professionals. SNAP’s annual competition recognizes and rewards the exemplary work of association publishers.

According to SNAP, more than 1130 entries were received in 2005. (For more information on the Excel Awards, please visit

The Association of Community Cancer Center's bimonthly journal, Oncology Issues, provides in-depth information on the issues that affect the delivery of high-quality, state-of-the-art cancer treatment at the community level. A few of the informative, issue-oriented topics include:

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