Hear From Our Supporters

Conquer Cancer could not advance progress against cancer without the support of its generous donors. Below, hear from some of the individuals, foundations, and corporations that have partnered with us in building a world free from the fear of cancer.

Your Stories

A mini-podcast series recorded in collaboration with StoryCorps

Your Stories: Conquering Cancer features unscripted conversations between patients, doctors, and caregivers whose lives cancer interrupted. Learn more.

Hear From: Individuals

Mehdi Shahidi, MD
Dr. Mehdi Shahidi

As the head of oncology for an international company focused on treating patients with lung and gastrointestinal cancers, Dr. Mehdi Shahidi knows cancer is best conquered through research and collaboration. He discusses why supporting early-career researchers is a priority when it comes to delivering breakthroughs. Read Dr. Shahidi's full story.

Murdo Gordon

This year Bristol-Myers Sqiubb became the first corporation to endow a Young Investigator Award dedicated to the Women Who Conquer Cancer, a program created within the foundation to support the research of promising female researchers. Murdo Gordon, chief commercial officer and executive sponsor of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Network of Women (B-NOW), explains why the company is committed to investestng in the diversere perspectives of conquerors searching for the next wave of cancer treatments   Read Murdo's full story.

mark craft
Mark Crafts

Wearing his orange Conquer Cancer Nikes, Mark Crafts set out on a 37.5 mile bike ride thorugh the Sonoma, Calif. back roads. Weeks after surgery and  between chemotherapy treatments, he was riding to encourage colon cancer screenings and raise funds to support cancer reesarch. Read Mark's full story.

Hear From: Foundation


“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."
- Evelyn H. Lauder, Founder and Chairperson, Breast Cancer Research Foundation (1936-2011)

Leonard Family Foundation

“Our family foundation was formed, in part, to support basic and translational research, and we are delighted to support the Young Investigator Award program.  These awards are important in sustaining cancer research at a time of constrained federal funding and rising cancer incidence.”
- John E Leonard, PhD, President and CEO of The John and Elizabeth Leonard Family Foundation

Kidney Cancer Association

"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

Hear From: Corporate

Loxo Oncology

“Our support of the Conquer Cancer Foundation reflects the gratitude and responsibility we feel towards the many stakeholders who help us serve patients and families who have been affected by cancer.”
- Josh Bilenker, M.D., CEO of Loxo Oncology

Brooks Brothers

“Brooks Brothers is proud to be a Corporate Allies Partner in support of the worthy mission of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Conquer Cancer Foundation." 
- Arthur Wayne, Vice President of Global Public Relations at Brooks Brothers


“Helsinn Group is committed to improving the everyday lives of cancer patients and by joining forces with the ASCO Conquer Cancer Foundation, we will be able to accelerate the fight against cancer.”
- Riccardo Braglia, Group CEO