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Dr. Chi Viet and patient Frank
Conquer Cancer-funded researcher Dr. Chi Viet and her patient Frank

"It’s More than Just Being Cancer-Free."

For survivors Brian and Frank, sharing their stories allows their experiences with cancer to have purpose: helping to raise funding and awareness for cancer research.

Hannah Cotto and mother

Our Grants and Awards Program

Conquer Cancer grants and awards support clinical and translational cancer research done by gifted physician-scientists at every stage of their careers, from the best and brightest among young investigators to senior researchers providing mentorship opportunities for the next generation of cancer researchers.

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Closing the Care Gap

Conquer Cancer-funded researcher Dr. Sarah Nyagabona works to better understand how HIV infection affects the health-seeking behaviors of patients with breast cancer in Tanzania and explores new strategies to help ensure they are included in the planning phases of clinical research and patient care.

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Improving Immunotherapy for Pancreatic Cancer

Supported by two Conquer Cancer grants, Dr. Osipov hopes to render pancreatic tumors more vulnerable to treatment, making it more effective for patients.

Katie Coleman
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A Collaborative Approach to an Uncommon Cancer

Imagine receiving a cancer diagnosis, only to immediately learn that not only has it spread to other parts of your body, but it’s also incredibly rare for it do so—so rare, in fact, that little to no research exists to inform your treatment. Katie Coleman doesn’t need to imagine this: She’s lived it. In December 2020, at just 29 years old, Katie was diagnosed with metastatic oncocytoma, a type of kidney cancer so rare that fewer than 10 cases have been recorded in history. Consequently, it’s also remained largely understudied, underfunded, and overlooked in cancer research. Luckily, Katie found Dr. Pavlos Msaouel, an oncologist and a three-time Conquer Cancer grant and award recipient with an incredibly niche research focus: targeting rare kidney tumors.

Despite a lack of research about Katie’s specific type of tumor, Dr. Msaouel’s experience with targeting rare kidney tumors—informed by his Conquer Cancer-funded research—enabled her care team to home in on an approach that ultimately left her with no evidence of disease.

Now a cancer survivor and patient advocate, Katie has made it her mission to share her story and help others learn to more effectively navigate cancer care. In this episode of Your Stories, Katie speaks with podcast host and fellow survivor Brenda Brody about what she found most helpful during her cancer experience and the empowering impact of shared decision-making between providers and patients.

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

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