Writing competition: make your cancer research approachable

On this year’s World Cancer Day, we would like to highlight the importance of balanced and accurate communication of cancer research to the general public.
Writing competition: make your cancer research approachable

We therefore announce the launch of a writing competition for early-stage cancer researchers, inviting contributions that effectively communicate cancer research to a lay audience.

If you are a PhD student or postdoctoral researcher within 4 years of obtaining a PhD and are active in any field of cancer research, you may participate to this competition by preparing a piece of up to 500 words. The scope of the piece may vary, but indicatively the following points could be addressed:

• What is the aim of your research?

• What steps you are taking to address key research questions?

• Why is your research important?

• How could it be translated to improve cancer diagnosis, prevention, or care?

• How is your research funded?

• What are your future plans and visions in the field of cancer research?

• What should the public know about your cancer research?

Send your entry to the Molecular Oncology editorial team at molonc@febs.org, ensuring that your email bears the subject heading ‘Molecular Oncology Writing Competition’.

Please submit your entries by March 4th, 2022.

Prizes: the winning entry will be awarded 500€ and runner-up prizes of 300€ and 200€ will be awarded for second and third place, respectively. 

The winning entries are likely to be featured on the FEBS Network and the Molecular Oncology homepage.

Poster image: World Cancer Day Campaign Material by Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareALike 4.0 International License.