Save the Date: May 2 is Conquer Cancer Day

Every year since 2018, we’ve celebrated Conquer Cancer Day, during which we honor oncologists, caregivers, nurses, advocates, researchers, and, above all, patients around the world as they strive to conquer cancer. In honor of this special day, every gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000!
Katie Coleman
Katie Coleman, Stage IV kidney cancer survivor

"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.

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2024 ASCO Annual Meeting Merit Award Recipients

Annual Meeting Merit Awards support students and trainees who are first authors on abstracts selected for presentation at the ASCO Annual Meeting. This year, Conquer Cancer will recognize 138 recipients with Merit Awards. These recipients are recognized for their respective field and research advancements within the cancer care community.   

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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.

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Stopping the Stigma

What do esophageal cancer, testicular cancer, lung cancer, cervical cancer, and colon cancer have in common? Each carries some type of stigma or taboo—whether because they’re linked to behavioral causes or because they affect portions of the anatomy traditionally deemed private. The impact of these stigmas can be detrimental: In some cases, stigmatized cancers receive less research funding, resulting in fewer treatment innovations for patients. Moreover, stigmas often result in patients hesitating to seek critical diagnostic care, increasing the risk that their cancer won’t be caught until it’s too late.

April is National Cancer Control Month, which aims to cut the U.S. cancer death rate in half by 2028. Although better cancer screening is a vital step toward that goal, many people do not get screened—a structural problem made worse by cancer stigmatization.

In this episode of the Your Stories podcast, we’re joined by Dr. Stacy Wentworth, an award-winning oncologist and cancer survivorship expert. As medical director of cancer survivorship at Atrium Wake Forest Baptist Health Comprehensive Cancer Center, she has two decades of experience with leading patient-centered care teams in diverse settings. Dr. Wentworth is also the founder of her weekly Substack, Cancer Culture. In this forum, she explores how personal, scientific, and sociocultural factors shape attitudes toward cancer, including the various stigmas and difficult conversations that may come with it.

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