“Cancer cannot be ended without collaboration among the best minds in science, which is why our relationship with ASCO has been so important. As the largest non-profit funder of breast cancer research outside of the federal government, Susan G. Komen has benefitted greatly from a partnership with ASCO that strives to bring the best of evidence-based medicine to patients and those at risk for cancer. Our partnership runs deep, and speaks to the powerful good that can be accomplished when we work together to end one of mankind’s oldest enemies.”
Nancy G. Brinker, Komen Foundation and CEO.
“The value of clinical research cannot be emphasized strongly enough. One of the targets identified by our medical steering committee, early on, was the importance of attracting bright young minds to the field of renal cancer research.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
“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. Our values are congruent, our shared passion runs deep, and our skill sets complement each other very well. The Conquer Cancer Foundation is uniquely positioned to identify and support America’s top researchers – especially the young investigators who will carry this work into the future. We are delighted to be part of this very effective strategic partnership.”
Evelyn H. Lauder, Founder and Chairperson, Breast Cancer Research Foundation (1936-2011)
“The LIVESTRONG Foundation has had a long and productive history with ASCO and the Conquer Cancer Foundation. The breadth and reach of ASCO is second to none. Our goal is to elevate survivorship issues among the global oncology community, which is of course extremely well represented among ASCO’s membership. We are particularly excited about our latest partnership, which will provide top-notch, best-of-class resources for physicians through ASCO University™ – with an initial offering called Focus Under Forty. People between 15 and 39 are the only group for whom survival has not improved over the past 30 years. We need to address this survival curve, and we think the way to do it is to educate providers about detecting and treating cancer in young adults. The health care system is set up for pediatrics and adult medicine, and teens and young adults fall into the middle – with a lot of unique issues, from psychosocial aspects of diagnosis and treatment to fertility preservation. For us to have the opportunity to collaborate on this vitally important professional education initiative – with such a quality partner – is really significant.”
Doug Ulman, President and CEO, LIVESTRONG Foundation