Researcher Spotlight

Watch the following videos to learn more about Conquer Cancer Foundation Grants and Awards Alumni and how their breakthrough research is helping cancer patients.
Conquering Lung Cancer -

In recognition of lung cancer awareness month, this Conquer Cancer Foundation video features five researchers who are working to find better ways to understand, treat, and prevent lung cancer.  Grant recipients Geoffrey Oxnard, Pasi Janne, Graham Warren, Alex Adjei, and Luiz Araujo discuss how the funding they received from the Conquer Cancer Foundation is helping improve the care of patients with lung cancer both in the U.S. and around the world.

Promoting a Diverse Workforce -

Why is diversity in oncology important to creating a world free from the fear of cancer?  Watch this video featuring Mark Bernard, MD and Blase Polite, MD, MPH to find out how the Conquer Cancer Foundation’s Medical Student Rotation (MSR) and Resident Travel Award (RTA) programs are helping to attract the brightest, most enthusiastic students and residents from underrepresented populations to careers in oncology.  Mark Bernard is the recipient of a 2011 MSR award.  Blase Polite is Chair of the Health Disparities Advisory Group and has also served on the review committee for the MSR and RTA.

Working to Change the Course of Lung Cancer in Non-Smokers -

Dr. Geoffrey Oxnard, a medical oncologist at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is highlighted in the Conquer Cancer Foundation’s latest Researcher Spotlight video.  Dr. Oxnard is the recipient of a Conquer Cancer Foundation 2010 Young Investigator Award and a 2012 Career Development Award, and has used the support he received from the Foundation to research better ways of treating and understanding lung cancer, particularly in non-smokers.

Touching Patients by Funding Innovative Research -

Conquer Cancer Foundation funds research focused on finding new therapeutics to conquer cancer, but we are also committed to funding research that other organizations may not, such as palliative care, rare cancers, pediatric cancer, and high-risk research. Watch this video to learn about the innovative research being conducted with the support of the Conquer Cancer Foundation by researchers Leslie Doros, Irene Ghobrial, Richard White, and Alexi Wright.

Moving Patient Care Forward for Young Women With Breast Cancer -

Ann Partridge, MD, MPH, a medical oncologist at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is the recipient of three Conquer Cancer Foundation grants including a 2001 YIA, 2003 CDA, and a 2010 ICCG. She has used the support she received from the Foundation to work towards improving care and outcomes for young women with breast cancer.