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ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Conquer Cancer®, the ASCO Foundation, is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2022 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium Merit Awards.   

These distinguished awards recognize oncology fellows and trainees who are first authors on top-ranking abstracts selected for presentation at the Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium on January 20 – 22, 2022.  

These 30 oncology professionals are recognized for their respective field and research advancements within the cancer care community:    


Pass the time while you travel this holiday season. Conquer Cancer®, the ASCO Foundation, compiled a playlist featuring standout episodes from season IV of our Your Stories podcast series. Your Stories showcases unscripted conversations between patients, doctors, and the family and friends who conquer cancer with them. 


Guests: Kristin & Will Flanary 

Host: Dr. Mark Lewis 


During the winter holidays, celebrate the people on your gift list and give back to patients everywhere. Our 2021 Give Back Guide helps make donating easy and gifting meaningful.  


ALEXANDRIA, Virginia – Conquer Cancer®, the ASCO Foundation, in collaboration with Pfizer Global Medical Grants, today announced grants totaling $900,000 to support studies focused on identifying disparities in delivery of care and treatment outcomes for patients of color with metastatic breast cancer (mBC).  

"It is not over, the end is not in sight, and every day someone dies. The consequences of cancer can be brutal, and that is both motivating and devastating."  - Dr. Amy Peterson

To mark International Volunteer Day on December 5, we asked Conquer Cancer Board Members what inspires them to share their time with us. Dr. Amy Peterson and Ms. Deanna B. van Gestel reflect on why serving others matters and what notable conqueror they wish would join us in advancing our mission.


A few years ago, we introduced you to Bella Raffin. We are thrilled to share this inspiring update.  

Bella was only 8 when she was diagnosed with Stage IV neuroblastoma, a solid cancerous tumor that begins most often in the nerve cells outside the brain of infants and children younger than 5.  

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