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ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2021 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 virtual Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium on January 15 – 17, 2021. 

These 15 oncology professionals are recognized for their respective field and research advancements within the cancer care community:   


Alexandria, Va. - Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation welcomes a new chair and a new member to its Board of Directors.


ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation is pleased to announce Clinton Yam, MD, as the recipient of the 2020 Fairman Career Development Award (CDA).  Dr. Yam’s research will focus on identifying novel immune markers to predict response to treatment and identifying if tumor response is influenced by gut microbiota, which will allow for development of less toxic and more effective personalized approaches to treating patients with triple-negative breast cancer. 


This holiday season, you can honor those on your gift list and give back to patients everywhere. Our 2020 Give Back Guide helps make gifting purposeful and giving easy. 

Research is a gift to everyone impacted by cancer - from the patient benefitting from a cure discovered decades ago to someone in need of a breakthrough right now. 

1. Shop the Tory Burch Holiday Collection in Support of Conquer Cancer  (expired)


Donors who give to Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation on Giving Tuesday December 1, 2020, will have their gifts matched, dollar for dollar, up to $25,000.  Amy Peterson, MD, announced the match, doubling the impact of those who give on this day marked for generosity.  

“Research funded by Conquer Cancer donors has laid the foundation for breakthroughs and cures around the world,” said Dr. Amy Peterson. “I am thrilled to join with donors in 2020, a year when showing kindness and generosity and fueling health discoveries are important to people everywhere.” 


Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation is launching Close the Gap to Conquer Cancer, a campaign in response to the growing burdens facing patients with cancer, oncologists, and cancer researchers. Close the Gap to Conquer Cancer calls on everyone committed to conquering cancer to make a gift to help fund vital programs, including those providing patient resources and supporting global cancer research. 

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