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Conquer Cancer Evolves Mission, Vision, and Core Values to Align with Donor Priorities


Conquer Cancer Strategic Plan
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To underscore its commitment to scale and grow cancer research funding and to align more closely with the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Conquer Cancer®, the ASCO Foundation, has updated its mission and vision.

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

VISION: A world where cancer is prevented or cured, and every survivor is healthy.

VALUES: People. Discovery. Impact.

“By funding research and programs while enabling oncology professionals to access and share vital information, we work in support of ASCO and its members to improve care for every cancer and every patient,” said Howard A. Burris III, MD, FACP, FASCO, chair, Conquer Cancer Board of Directors. “As it is for ASCO and its members, this vision is the hope of every Conquer Cancer donor.”  


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Conquer Cancer is proud to be recognized on Charity Navigator, Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity and Platinum status from Guidestar.

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Funding Breakthrough Research

Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation, funds research for every cancer, every patient, everywhere. In 1964, seven oncologists created the American Society of Clinical Oncology, now a global network of nearly 45,000 cancer professionals. As ASCO’s Foundation, Conquer Cancer is accelerating breakthroughs in lifesaving research and empowering people everywhere to conquer cancer.

Our Leadership

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Nancy R. Daly, MS, MPH
Nancy R. Daly, MS, MPH
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice-President
Adrien Dickerson, MBA
Adrien Dickerson, MBA
Chief Operating Officer/Division Director
Eileen Melnick
Eileen Melnick
Director, Grants & Awards
Melissa Tai
Melissa Tai
General Counsel
Carolyn J. Whitehead
Carolyn J. Whitehead
Division Director, Individual Philanthropy
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Shaun Quigley
Division Director, Marketing & Communications

Board of Directors

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Financial Information
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Conquer Cancer thoughtfully manages the funds of individuals, corporations and other organizations to further our vision of creating a world where cancer is prevented or cured, and every survivor is healthy. 

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