The Bayer GroupBayer HealthCare and the Association of German Medical Journalists (VDMJ) have jointly announced the 2009 Advances in Renal Cancer Journalists’ Award Europe, which will honor journalists who have dealt with the issue of renal cancer in a critical and objective manner. The award, endowed with EUR 7,500, is donated by Bayer HealthCare. Eligible for the award are printed media, radio, television and film reports.

Journalists may submit their applications by March 25, 2009 to the business address of the Association of German Medical Journalists (Verband Deutscher Medizin Journalisten), Chemnitzer Str. 21, D-70597 Stuttgart. Its statutes can be viewed at This information is also available in PDF format in the download area of Bayer HealthCare's Internet website at

The relevant stories must have been published between March 1, 2008 and March 25, 2009. A jury will decide which journalistic report has best covered the topic of renal cancer in Europe.

The jury comprises four representatives from journalistic organizations and Professor Peter Mulders, Department of Urology, University Medical Center St. Radboud, Nijmwegen (the Netherlands), Dr. Bernard Escudier, Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif (France) and one non-voting representive from the sponsor. The award will be presented May 8, 2009 in Berlin at the EU-KCO Symposium (Fourth European International Kidney Cancer Symposium -

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