Women Who Conquer Cancer

2018 WWCC Mentorship Award Recipients

From Left: WWCC Chair, Dr. Sandra M. Swain; 2018 International Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award Recipient, Dr. Rejin Kebudi; Hologic, Inc. Endowed Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award Recipient Dr. Lori J. Pierce; WWCC Advisory Group Member, Dr. Linda Bosserman

Facilitating Mentorship

WWCC celebrates mentorship through the annual Hologic, Inc Endowed Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award and the International Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award. Connecting younger women with mentors is vital and helps to ensure that the next generation of women cancer researchers has the tools needed to succeed. Learn more or nominate a colleague.

2018 WWCC YIA recipients

WWCC Chair Dr. Sandra M. Swain, fourth from the left, with the 2018 WWCC YIA Recipients (from left): Dr. Jennifer L. Crombie, Dr. Ana Garrido-Castro, Dr. Jessica Yang, Dr. Rachael Rowswell-Turner, Dr. Maliha Nusrat, Dr. Lauren S. Levine, and Dr. Linda Bosserman, WWCC Advisory Group Member

Funding The Future of Cancer Research

Women Who Conquer Cancer (WWCC) funds the promising careers of the best and brightest women researchers through the Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO’s awards. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, six WWCC Young Investigator Awards (YIAs) were granted in 2018, including our newly endowed WWCC YIA.

Our next goal is to fund a WWCC Career Development Award (CDA), which provides three years of funding to clinical investigators and helps them establish an independent clinical cancer research program.

Your support will help make this goal a reality – Please give today to support WWCC.


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WWCC Advisory Group

The WWCC Advisory Group (from left): Dr. Linda D. Bosserman; Dr. Sandra M. Swain, Chair; Dr. Julie Vose; Shawn Cline Tomasello; Deanna van Gestel

Making An Impact

In an environment where women continue to be vastly underrepresented in the cancer research field and funding for cancer research is in dramatic decline, WWCC is uniquely positioned to invest in young women researchers, providing them with the initial boost they need to start and build a fruitful career.

WWCC stands in the gap, supporting the next generation of female cancer researchers and encouraging quality research in clinical oncology.

Make an impact with your gift today.

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Attendees at the Women Leaders in Oncology event held in Chicago, June 2018

Join Us!

Will you help us conquer cancer by supporting women researchers? We are hoping to raise the $230,000 needed to fund a WWCC Career Development Award for 2019 – your gift will make such a difference! Support Women Who Conquer Cancer today.

Funds raised through WWCC will help ensure that there will be a talented cohort of scientists hard at work improving cancer care for decades to come. We believe this is where we can have the biggest impact—nurturing the most promising ideas from the most promising researchers.

Please join us today to support the next generation of female researchers.

Additional Information

Questions? Contact Tamara Wahl at (571) 483-1558 or tamara.wahl@conquer.org.

Download our brochure to learn even more about Women Who Conquer Cancer or view this year's award recipients.

Many thanks for your support!