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Spotlight on Women Who Conquer Cancer


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WOMEN WHO CONQUER CANCER (WWCC) is a groundbreaking program that is committed to supporting early-career female researchers by funding research grants through Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation. Since its inception 6 years ago, the program has raised over $4 million, funded 21 Young Investigator Awards, and awarded the first WWCC Career Development Award at the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting.

2019 WWCC award recipients join WWCC Chair Sandra M. Swain, MD, FACP, FASCO, (third from the left), and WWCC Advisory Group Member Linda Bosserman, MD, FACP, FASCO, (far right) at the ASCO Annual Meeting.

Sandra M. Swain, MD, FACP, FASCO, Founder and Chair of the WWCC, is committed to ensuring the program has an even greater impact in the future. “I started this program to provide targeted support to an underrepresented group of oncology researchers, and the early success has been truly inspirational,” she said. “I am devoted to expanding the reach so that more early-career female investigators can achieve their professional goals.”

The WWCC also honors outstanding mentoring through the annual Hologic, Inc. Endowed Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award (U.S.- based) and the International Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award. To date, seven worthy recipients have been honored.

Your generosity will ensure that the brightest female researchers can explore innovative cancer treatments and launch clinical trials. We welcome your support! Make your gift to support female researchers online at CONQUER.ORG/WWCC.

© 2019. American Society of Clinical Oncology. All rights reserved.


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