Women Who Conquer Cancer


WWCC Chair Dr. Sandra M. Swain, third from the left, with the 2019 WWCC Award Recipients (from left): Lynn M. Schuchter, MD, FASCO, Hologic, Inc Endowed Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award; Verna Vanderpuye, MBChB, International Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award; Jessica E. Hawley, MD, WWCC YIA; Pippa F. Cosper, MD, PhD, WWCC YIA; Soo Jin Park, MD, WWCC YIA; Aimee Marie Merino, MD, PhD, WWCC YIA; Emily E. Johnston, MD, MS, WWCC CDA; and Dr. Linda Bosserman, WWCC Advisory Group Member. Not pictured: Lauren E. Colbert, MD, MSCR, WWCC YIA; Angela K. Green, MD, MSc, WWCC YIA, and Kelly S. Chien, MD, WWCC YIA.


Funding The Future of Cancer Research

Women Who Conquer Cancer (WWCC) funds the promising careers of the best and brightest women researchers through Conquer Cancer awards. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, the first WWCC Career Development Award (CDA) was awarded in 2019, along with seven WWCC Young Investigator Awards (YIAs) and two WWCC Merit Awards.

Our next goal is to fund a 2nd CDA in 2020, 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.


Verna Vanderpuye, MBChB, 2019 International Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award Recipient; WWCC Chair, Dr. Sandra M. Swain; Lynn M. Schuchter, MD, FASCO, 2019 Hologic, Inc Endowed Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award

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.

WWCC Advisory Group

The WWCC Advisory Group (from left): Deanna van Gestel; Linda D. Bosserman, MD, FACP, FASCO; Sandra M. Swain, MD, FACP, FASCO, Chair. Not pictured: Julie M. Vose, MD, MBA, FASCO and Robin T. Zon, MD, FACP, FASCO.

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.


Attendees at the Women Leaders in Oncology event held in Chicago, June 2019

Join Us!

Will you help us conquer cancer by supporting women researchers? We are hoping to fund a 2nd WWCC Career Development Award in 2020 – 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!


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