Women Who Conquer Cancer

Women play a crucial role in the mission to conquer cancer, and we are proud to support the work of women researchers. 

Verna Vanderpuye and Sandra Swain
What We Do

Dedicated to Advancing the Careers of Women Researchers

Women are vastly underrepresented in the cancer research field. In 2013, we launched Women Who Conquer Cancer (WWCC) to support the work of women researchers. 

How Your Contribution Supports Women

Raised to support female researchers
Grants and awards distributed to women researchers
Years since the inception of WWCC
WWCC women speaking

10 Years of Advancing Women Researchers

Take a look at WWCC grant and award recipients over the past 10 years, made possible by generous donor support.

WWCC event

Fundraise for Women Who Conquer Cancer

Unite with fellow conquerors around the world celebrating milestone events and honoring loved ones by helping fund women in research!

2024 WWCC Mentorship Awards

The 2024 Women Who Conquer Cancer (WWCC) Mentorship Awards recognize women in oncology who are leaders, role models and mentors to other women training to be cancer clinicians, educators, or researchers. WWCC supports and celebrates women dedicated to advancing the discoveries of oncology’s emerging female leaders.

Sharon Giordano
Sharon H. Giordano, MD, MPH, FASCO
2024 Hologic, Inc. Endowed Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award recipient

Dr. Giordano is a medical oncologist specializing in the care of patients with breast cancer.

Ines Van Luis
Ines Vaz-Luis, MD, PhD
2024 International Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award recipient

Dr. Vaz-Luis is a Portuguese medical oncologist and clinical researcher focused on cancer survivorship.

Your gift will help the next generation of female researchers find new treatments and cures for cancer.