The Conquer Cancer Foundation (CCF) is excited to partner with David M. Waterhouse, MD, MPH, of Oncology Hematology Care in Cincinnati, Ohio, to increase awareness for the Foundation’s Campaign to Conquer Cancer.
The Conquer Cancer Foundation was proud to support Dr. Waterhouse with a Young Investigator Award more than 20 years ago. Since then, he’s devoted his career to advancing cancer research and improving patient access to the best possible treatments. The awards that young cancer researchers receive to support innovative research initiatives are often pivotal to launching their careers. Many of these projects have led to important breakthroughs in new treatments, prevention, and early detection.
“CCF fulfills a great unmet need,” said Dr. Waterhouse. “Much of the funds from other organizations are going toward infrastructure or specific projects. We’re using our funds to build the next generation of researchers—the people who will come in and fill my shoes.”
David M. Waterhouse, MD, MPH
The Conquer Cancer Foundation–funded grants and awards support clinical and translational cancer research performed by gifted physician-scientists at every stage of their careers, from the best and brightest young investigators to senior researchers providing mentorship opportunities for the next generation.
“When you see patients receiving a drug that was one of your investigational agents a few years earlier, you know you’re making a difference,” said Dr. Waterhouse.
The Conquer Cancer Foundation has awarded more than $105 million in cancer research funding through 1,700 grants and awards to researchers in 68 countries, often in support of work not funded by other organizations, such as palliative care and rare cancers.
The Conquer Cancer Foundation fosters a worldwide network of cancer specialists through fellowships that bring international colleagues to the United States for clinical and research collaborations. By funding the development of easily accessible publications, online resources, and live events, the Conquer Cancer Foundation helps bring up-to-the-minute information into patients’ homes, physicians’ offices, and other clinical settings.
“I want to see more funding for the young investigators and the people just beginning their careers to help build the critical foundation that’s needed to cure this disease,” said Dr. Waterhouse. “That’s why I am so excited to partner with the Conquer Cancer Foundation to help them raise the important seed money to help propel the careers of bright young researchers.”
Support the Conquer Cancer Foundation and assist the next generation of cancer researchers by making a donation today. Your gift will go directly to funding the best and brightest researchers with the most innovative ideas and will help lead to important breakthroughs that will improve the quality of and access to cancer treatments and patient care worldwide. For more information, visit www.conquercancerfoundation.org/donate. ■
Originally printed in ASCO Connection. © American Society of Clinical Oncology. “Researcher Spotlight: Dr. David M. Waterhouse.” ASCO Connection, January 2017: 61. All rights reserved.