Research That Delivers Results

Conquer Cancer supports the world’s leading researchers who are seeking new treatments and cures for every type of cancer. Your support makes their work possible.
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Dr. Penny Fang, Young Investigator Award Recipient
Conquer Cancer funded the doctor that SAVED MY LIFE.
Brittany Sullivan, 6-time survivor
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Brittany Sullivan and Breelyn Wilky
Brittany Sullivan and Breelyn Wilky
Breakthroughs & Discoveries

More Than 9,200 Researchers Strong

Every day, scientists and researchers around the globe get another step closer to conquering cancer. Their research changes everything. We support the work of more than 9,200 researchers and oncologists who are making a real difference in the lives of millions. Get to know some of them and the progress they’ve made.

Supporting Research That’s Changing the Landscape of Cancer Treatment and Care

At Conquer Cancer, we support the best and brightest investigators working around the globe. Our support of high-quality clinical and translational research has made dramatic advances in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer.

As the largest funder of early career researchers without limits on geography or focus, we believe in cultivating the next generation of cancer researchers. We know that helping promising new researchers pursue big ideas leads to breakthroughs for every cancer, every patient, everywhere.

You can see the progress in our numbers:

Supporting the Most Innovative Work from the Brightest Minds

$500M+
raised to support research, education and quality programs
$190M+
distributed through our Grants and Awards program to support cancer research around the world
9,200+
grants and awards provided to recipients since 1984
A steady stream of funding flows into the scientific pipeline so the most promising research and programs can result in lifesaving outcomes for patients.

Funding a Diverse Field of Researchers Without Limits on Geography or Focus Area

89
countries with Conquer Cancer-funded recipients
80
cancer types studied by our researchers
11
funding opportunities designed to support every career stage
The Impact: Research breakthroughs and outcomes that help a broader, more diverse population and, ultimately, save more lives.

 

Backing the Most Innovative New Ideas from the Brightest Minds in Oncology

Statistics in this section are aggregated from a 2021 evaluation of our Career Development Award and Young Investigator Award programs.

96%
of Conquer Cancer funding recipients are still actively engaged in oncology research
40%
received funding from the National Institutes of Health
91%
published in high-impact and respected journals
A higher likelihood that the most promising work evolves into lifesaving treatments and programs for patients around the world.
Dr. Breelyn Wilky
The Next Big Breakthrough

“Conquer Cancer believed in me.”

Dr. Breelyn Wilky dedicates her career to discovering new ways to help her patients, and donor-supported research fuels her passion to conquer rare cancers. 

Learn more about Dr. Wilky's explanation of how clinical trial help patients and lead to new treatments.

Your donation supports the brightest minds in cancer research working on treatments and cures for every cancer, every patient, everywhere.

The Next Big Breakthrough…
The biggest success in my career has been contributing to the massive improvements in the treatments available for patients with advanced melanoma. Since 2011, there have been 13 FDA approvals of new drugs or new combinations of drugs.
Jason Luke, MD, FACP

Learn more about our 2023 Grants & Awards recipients.