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!

Women Who Conquer Cancer 2023 Mentorship Award Recipients

Carolyn Runowicz
Carolyn D. Runowicz, MD, FASCO
2023 Hologic, Inc. Endowed Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award recipient

Dr. Runowicz is a tenured professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Florida International University in Miami, Florida.

Maria Bourlon
María Teresa Bourlon, MD, MS
2023 International Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award recipient

Dr. Bourlon is a medical oncologist, associate professor, and head of the Urologic Oncology Clinic at Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán.

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