Conquer Cancer could not advance progress against cancer without the support of its generous donors. Below, hear from some of the individuals, foundations, and corporations that have partnered with us in building a world free from the fear of cancer.
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Hear From: Individuals
After working for 15 years as a thoracic oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Lee Krug left his academic position in 2015 and joined Bristol-Myers Squibb to lead one of the oncology U.S. Medical Affairs teams. Now, he serves as a program lead in Clinical Development for Bristol-Myers Squibb’s immuno-oncology pipeline where he helps design and run clinical trials. In a recent Q&A, Dr. Krug shares a look at what motivates his work and how Bristol-Myers Squibb uses science to advance patient care.
In 2018 Dr. Stephen Sherwin and his family endowed three Merit Awards. Merit Awards provide researchers the opportunity to showcase their work at ASCO Annual Meeting, while ensuring meeting attendees from around the globe have access to the latest discoverries in cancer care. In a recent Q&A, Dr. Sherwin explains why he is motivated to invest in cancer research.
By age 35, Kimberly Jewett was a two-time breast cancer survivor. Now, she dedicates her life to loving her family and providing women with the resources needed to conquer cancer. Kim is a patient advocate and a Women Who Conquer Cancer (WWCC) donor. Read a recent Q&A with Kim.
Hear From: Foundation
“A core element of the mission of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation – and its founding principle – is to raise and distribute funds in support of high-quality research. Nothing optimizes that work more powerfully than our partnership with ASCO and the Conquer Cancer Foundation."
- Evelyn H. Lauder, Founder and Chairperson, Breast Cancer Research Foundation (1936-2011)
“Our family foundation was formed, in part, to support basic and translational research, and we are delighted to support the Young Investigator Award program. These awards are important in sustaining cancer research at a time of constrained federal funding and rising cancer incidence.”
- John E Leonard, PhD, President and CEO of The John and Elizabeth Leonard Family Foundation
"We partnered with the Conquer Cancer Foundation to award an annual Young Investigator Award because of the expertise resident in the organization, because of the difference in scale – we knew that they would receive more and better-quality proposals – and because of the efficiency of the process, which relieves our small organization of the financial and logistical burden of reviewing proposals. We’re very pleased with our collaboration. It’s an extremely effective synergy.”
- William Bro, CEO of the Kidney Cancer Association
Hear From: Corporate
“Our support of the Conquer Cancer Foundation reflects the gratitude and responsibility we feel towards the many stakeholders who help us serve patients and families who have been affected by cancer.”
- Josh Bilenker, M.D., CEO of Loxo Oncology
“Brooks Brothers is proud to be a Corporate Allies Partner in support of the worthy mission of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Conquer Cancer Foundation."
- Arthur Wayne, Vice President of Global Public Relations at Brooks Brothers
“Helsinn Group is committed to improving the everyday lives of cancer patients and by joining forces with the ASCO Conquer Cancer Foundation, we will be able to accelerate the fight against cancer.”
- Riccardo Braglia, Group CEO