Congratulations to our 2023 Merit Award recipients! Annual Meeting Merit Awards support students and trainees who are first authors on abstracts selected for presentation at the ASCO Annual Meeting. These recipients are recognized for their respective field and research advancements within the cancer care community.
Supported by a Conquer Cancer grant, Jithma Abeykoon, MD, and his research team mapped the genetic signals of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and created new treatment strategies for patients with rare blood cancers. This initial work helped Dr. Abeykoon and his colleagues subsequently find a rare mutation in the cancer of his patient, Anya Magnuson.
William Matsui, MD, received Conquer Cancer grants in 2001 and 2004 to accelerate stem cell research for patients with multiple myeloma. More than two decades later, Dr. Matsui continues moving vital breakthroughs from the lab into promising treatments.
We are proud to support a number of resources and programs for oncology professionals, patients, and the entire cancer community.
Support communities for people conquering cancer form a critical bridge between the worlds of social work and oncology and offer immense benefits for people transitioning from patient to survivor. Stephanie Stern (pictured right), a licensed professional counselor, support group facilitator, and program director at a nonprofit community organization, helps people to more effectively manage the mixed emotions that come with conquering cancer.
In this episode of our podcast, Stephanie joins Brenda Brody (pictured left), a breast cancer survivor and Your Stories host, to share how support communities help people navigate their experiences from diagnosis through treatment and beyond.
Researchers are making amazing advances in the treatment and prevention of cancer, thanks to contributions from people like you.
There are many ways you can get involved!
Your donation supports the brightest minds in cancer research working on treatments and cures for every cancer, every patient, everywhere.
Accelerate breakthroughs in lifesaving research and empower people everywhere to conquer cancer.