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

Dr. Frances Shepherd
Dr. Frances A. Shepherd

Dr. Shepherd has been recognized for her many contributions in the field of lung cancer research. In particular, she has designed and led more than 100 clinical trials over the past three decades and her studies have changed the treatment and outcomes for patients with lung cancer at a global level. Read Dr. Shepherd's full story.

Dr. Melissa Hudson
Dr. Melissa Hudson

Dr. Melissa Hudson works for one of the best-known and most well-respected children’s hospitals in the world: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. As Director of Cancer Survivorship and Co-leader of the Cancer Prevention & Control Program at St. Jude, Dr. Hudson has the privilege of being part of a well-equipped, household-name institution. Still, she believes St. Jude also needs the work of Conquer Cancer. Read Dr. Hudson'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

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

“The breakthrough work of ASCO and the Cancer Conquer Foundation is crucial to exciting advancements in the understanding and treatment of cancer being made today – and, together, we envision great progress tomorrow.”
- Frank Clyburn, President, Oncology, Merck