Women Who Conquer Cancer

WWCC Chair Dr. Sandra M. Swain with Dr. Amanda Redig, 2016 WWCC Young Investigator Award Recipient

Funding The Future of Cancer Research

Women Who Conquer Cancer (WWCC) was created to fund the promising careers of the best and brightest women researchers through the Conquer Cancer Foundation’s Young Investigator Award (YIA). Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, a WWCC YIA has been awarded each year from 2014-2016.

With increased support, we hope to award 2 YIAs each year and to continue building towards our goal of endowing a WWCC YIA.

Give today to support WWCC.

Dr. Sarah S. Donaldson, Inaugural WWCC Mentorship Award Recipient, with Dr. Julie M. Vose, ASCO President 2015-2016

Facilitating Mentorship

WWCC celebrates mentorship through the annual WWCC Mentorship Award and encourages mentorship through various WWCC networking events held around the country each year. 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.

Future WWCC mentoring activities are currently being planned—stay tuned for announcements about these opportunities.

Learn more about Dr. Donaldson.

Pictured from left: Dr. Yanyan Lou, 2014 WWCC YIA Recipient; Dr. Sandra M. Swain, WWCC Chair; Dr. Amanda Redig, 2016 WWCC YIA Recipient

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, assisting early-career women physicians during the final years of training to support the transition to a faculty appointment and to encourage quality research in clinical oncology.

Make an impact with your gift today.

Attendees at the Women Leaders in Oncology event held in Chicago, June 2016

Join Us!

Will you help us conquer cancer by supporting young women researchers? We hope to raise $1.5 million this year to fund an endowed WWCC YIA and two additional YIAs for 2017. 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.

Many thanks for your support!