Women Who Conquer Cancer


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WWCC award recipients 2017

WWCC Chair Dr. Sandra M. Swain, fourth from the left, with the 2017 WWCC YIA Recipients (from left): Dr. Melisa L. Wong, Dr. Erin F. Gillespie, Dr. Samantha L. Vogt, Dr. Catherine E. Handy, Dr. Ciara Kelly

Funding The Future of Cancer Research

Women Who Conquer Cancer (WWCC) funds the promising careers of the best and brightest women researchers through Conquer Cancer's Young Investigator Award (YIA). Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, five WWCC YIAs were awarded in 2017.

With increased support, we hope to fully fund an endowed WWCC YIA by May 1, 2018.

Give today to support WWCC.

WWCC Mentorship Award recipients

From Left: Dr. Mary Gospodarowicz, 2017 International Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award Recipient; Dr. Sandra M. Swain, WWCC Chair; Dr. Elizabeth J. Shpall, Hologic, Inc. Endowed Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award Recipient

Facilitating Mentorship

WWCC celebrates mentorship through the annual Hologic, Inc Endowed Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award and the International Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award. 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.


WWCC Advisory Group

The WWCC Advisory Group (from left): Dr. Linda D. Bosserman; Dr. Sandra M. Swain, Chair; Dr. Julie Vose; Shawn Cline Tomasello; Deanna van Gestel

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.

Women Leaders in Oncology event attendees 2017

Attendees at the Women Leaders in Oncology event held in Chicago, June 2017

Join Us!

Will you help us conquer cancer by supporting young women researchers? We need to raise less than $150,000 to fund an endowed WWCC YIA – your gift will make such a difference! 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 or view this year's award recipients.

Many thanks for your support!