Conquering Cancer with Dr. Neil Iyengar
The link between obesity and breast cancer has long been established, but Dr. Neil Iyengar, Assistant Attending Physician at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and recipient of a 2013 Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Young Investigator Award, was not satisfied that we have the full story.
Conquering Cancer with Dr. James Murphy
Across the cancer community in the United States disparities in the access to quality cancer care is an area of deep concern. These disparities are differences that exist among specific population groups in the United States in cancer diagnosis, treatment, and long-term outcomes.
Conquering Cancer with Dr. Benjamin Smith
Nearly all Conquer Cancer Foundation researchers are not only at work unlocking new discoveries in the lab – most are also taking care of patients on a daily basis, getting a chance to see the impact of their work in action.
Conquering Cancer with Dr. Mehdi Hamadani
Dr. Hamadani of the Medical College of Wisconsin proposed a phase II study that would treat both the bone marrow donor and recipient with statins prior to transplant.
Conquering Cancer with Dr. Kasey Leger
Dr. Leger’s 2012 Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Young Investigator Award focused on identifying microRNAs related to heart damage from chemotherapy.
Conquering Cancer with Dr. David Kirsch
Dr. Kirsch's work is helping surgeons determine during surgery whether or not all of the cancer has been removed, and where any remaining cancer cells are located.
Conquering Cancer with Dr. Rebecca Gardner
Dr. Gardner’s Conquer Cancer Foundation study is helping kids with refractory leukemia by training their T cells to recognize – and fight – cancer.
Conquering Cancer with Jacquelyne Gaddy
Jacquelyne Gaddy, a medical student at Loyola University Chicago, was awarded an MSR (Medical Student Rotation for Underrepresented Populations) in 2012 and helped solidify her interest in and passion for oncology.
Conquering Cancer with Dr. Sanjay Goel
Dr. Sanjay Goel of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine works to help patients who, because of mutation in the KRAS gene of their colorectal cancer, are ineligible to receive certain targeted therapies.
Conquering Cancer with Dr. Dauren Adilbay
Cancer accounts for more deaths in low- and middle-income countries than tuberculosis, malaria, and AIDS combined, with more than 2/3 of cancer deaths worldwide occurring in those countries. That’s why the Conquer Cancer Foundation supports talented oncologists and researchers like Dr. Dauren Adilbay of the Astana Cancer Center in Kazakhstan.
Conquering Cancer with Dr. Alexi Wright
Dr. Wright, recipient of a 2009 Young Investigator Award and a 2010 Career Development Award from the Conquer Cancer Foundation, wondered if there might be key genetic differences between the two types of cervical cancer that could respond to more tailored treatment.