Women play a crucial role in the mission to conquer cancer, and we are proud to support the work of women researchers.
Women Who Conquer Cancer (WWCC) is a groundbreaking program that supports the work of early-career scientists through grants dedicated to female researchers. Since we started the program in 2013, we’ve raised more than $4 million, funded 21 Young Investigator Awards, and awarded the first WWCC Career Development Award at the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting.
Help Us Support the Future of Women Researchers
Women are vastly underrepresented in the cancer research field. WWCC is uniquely positioned to invest in young women researchers, providing them with the initial boost they need to start and build a fruitful career.
Thanks to the generosity of supporters like you, in 2019 we awarded the first WWCC Career Development Award (CDA), along with seven WWCC Young Investigator Awards and two WWCC Merit Awards.
Our next goal is to fund a second CDA in 2020, which provides three years of funding to clinical investigators and helps them establish an independent clinical cancer research program. Your support will help make this goal a reality.
Arti Hurria, MD, FASCO, was a dedicated physician and mentor who died in 2018. To celebrate her life and her passion for senior patients, the Endowed Young Investigator Award in Geriatric Oncology was created to ensure the next generation of researchers with an interest in older patient issues have the resources needed to improve care.
Each year, we recognize two extraordinary female leaders in oncology. Mentorship Award recipients are role models who excel as mentors and demonstrate outstanding commitment to the professional development of their women oncology colleagues as clinicians, educators, and researchers.