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Annual Meeting Attendees

2024 ASCO Annual Meeting Impact Report

Each year on the first weekend of June, one of the largest and most diverse audiences in global cancer care convenes in Chicago for the ASCO Annual Meeting. For oncology professionals around the world, the event represents a highlight of the year, giving them the opportunity to share, learn, and, ultimately, use the knowledge they gain to help patients with every type of cancer, from the common to the rare.

Founded in 1999

Watch this recap of Conquer Cancer’s first 25 years and a preview of what's to come.

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25 Years of Conquering Cancer

For a quarter-century, Conquer Cancer has strived to help early-career investigators and the brightest minds in cancer research turn promising ideas into lifesaving realities. 

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Skin Cancer 101: Spotting the Ugly Duckling

Whether you’re relaxing on the beach, taking a hike in nature, or hitting your favorite water park, we’ve heard it time and time again: Excess sun exposure increases the risk of skin cancer, so protect your skin and apply your sunscreen.

Of course, while some skin cancer risk factors are unavoidable, we all know there are proactive, preventive steps we can take—like applying sunscreen and limiting sun exposure—to decrease our risk. But what if you could do something that not only protects yourself from skin cancer, but also people around the world? Although numerous milestones have been made in skin cancer research and treatment, there remains significant room for improvement when it comes to treatment and care.

Dr. Lynn Schuchter is director of the Tara Miller Melanoma Center at Penn Medicine and a former president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, or ASCO, for short. Having dedicated her career to caring for patients with skin cancers, Dr. Schuchter knows all too well how much progress still needs to be made in the field of skin cancer research and care. Today, Dr. Schuchter joins the Your Stories podcast to talk about the importance of prevention, patient-centered care, and the past, present, and future of skin cancer research and treatment.

Help create a world where cancer is prevented or cured, and every survivor is healthy.

Researchers are making amazing advances in the treatment and prevention of cancer, thanks to contributions from people like you. 

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Your donation supports the brightest minds in cancer research working on treatments and cures for every cancer, every patient, everywhere.


Accelerate breakthroughs in lifesaving research and empower people everywhere to conquer cancer.