WWCC
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. 

Pippa Cospar
What We Do
Dedicated to Advancing the Careers of Young 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 female researchers. This groundbreaking program grants awards to early-career women scientists.

How Your Contribution Supports Women
$5M
Raised to support female researchers
33
awards
$230,000
needed to fund three years of patient-centered clinical research
2021 WWCC Award Recipients
Stronger Together
Meet the 2021 WWCC Award Recipients

Women Who Conquer Cancer is proud to honor outstanding women researchers and mentors.

Latina WWCC fundraiser
Featured Fundraiser
Latina WWCC Fundraising Event

Join Dr. Gladys Rodriguez and Dr. Narjust Duma in raising support for a 2022 Women Who Conquer Cancer Young Investigator Award for an outstanding Latina researcher.

Women Who Conquer Cancer 2022 Mentorship Award Recipients

Dr. S. Gail Ekhardt
S. Gail Eckhardt, MD, FASCO
2022 Hologic, Inc. Endowed Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award recipient

Dr. Eckhardt studies preclinical and early clinical development of combinations of molecularly targeted compounds, with a laboratory focus on colorectal cancer.

Dr. Garza
Cynthia Villarreal-Garza, MD, DSc
2022 International Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award recipient

Dr. Villarreal-Garza is dedicated to improving the care and living conditions of patients with breast cancer in Mexico.

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