Conquer Cancer Foundation’s International Programs


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Did you know the Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO (CCF) has provided funding for cancer research in 68 countries? In more than 33 years, over 1,700 grants and awards totaling $105 million have been given out by CCF worldwide.

CCF grants and awards support clinical and translational cancer research conducted 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. 

CCF provides International Innovation Grants to organizations currently developing projects with the potential to revolutionize cancer control in low- and middle-income countries. 

“The International Innovation Grant program demonstrates the Conquer Cancer Foundation’s global vision of creating a world free from the fear of cancer in action,” said Thomas G. Roberts, Jr, MD, Chair of the CCF Board of Directors. “Recipients’ projects not only address the distinct needs of their local communities, but they also display great potential to address similar needs of communities in other countries. The possible ripple effect from supporting this research is invaluable.”

The program provides 1-year grants of up to $20,000 to nonprofit organizations and government agencies in low- and middle-income countries to improve cancer control on a local community level, while also being potentially applicable in similar low-resource settings elsewhere. The research projects selected, therefore, differ in many ways from traditional or standard practice in high-income areas.

To learn more or to support the continuance of these programs, visit
conquer.org. ■

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