The American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) has a new logo, which the organization notes is part of an overall re-emphasis on its core values of leadership, education, and trust. Immediate Past Chair Carolyn Compton, MD, PhD, said in a statement that the new design, which consists of a torch with a flame and a multicolored helix spiraling around the torch, represents the “energy, expertise, and dedication of all AJCC volunteers who work to improve the care of patients with cancer.”
The torch, she said, stands for a symbol of knowledge and leadership, the flame for providing light and a path to knowledge, the colors to indicate progression and melding of different elements or groups coming together to find solutions, and the helix to suggest DNA, signifying the AJCC's deep and unwavering commitment to science. “We also wanted to convey a very focused message. We wanted to make certain that people understood our objectives as being the premier educational source for integrating staging and the hub for the cancer staging community.”
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