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ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation, is pleased to announce the recipients of its awards supporting researchers with projects spanning across many areas in cancer care, including immunotherapy, precision medicine, breast cancer, and palliative care. The awards will be given in conjunction with the 2021 ASCO Annual Meeting. 


Alexandria, Va. – Conquer Cancer®, the ASCO Foundation today announced its Top Donors for 2021.

The following organizations will be recognized during the 2021 ASCO Annual Meeting.



Clove, the shoe created for people on the frontlines of healthcare, will donate a portion of proceeds to Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation, from May 28 – June 11, 2021.

When online shoppers enter CONQUER at checkout, Clove will donate 10% of proceeds to Conquer Cancer. Purchase a pair of shoes for yourself, for a friend, or for a healthcare worker who goes above and beyond their duties. 


Alexandria, Va. – Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation, today announced the recipients of its 2021 Medical Student Rotation for Underrepresented Populations (MSR) and Annual Meeting Research Award (AMRA). These programs are focused on improving diversity in the oncology workforce by creating a pathway to encourage further engagement within the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the oncology community. 


Alexandria, Va. - Conquer Cancer®, the ASCO Foundation, welcomes Deanna B. van Gestel to its Board of Directors.

Ms. van Gestel’s appointment began on March 27, 2021. Her term will last through December 31, 2023. Ms. van Gestel is the founder and CEO of Vaniam Group and the founder of Women Leaders in Oncology (WLO). 


Jenny Ruiz, MD, the recipient of a 2013 Conquer Cancer Medical Student Rotation Award (MSR) and a 2018 Resident Travel Award (RTA), reflects on how and why she is dedicated to driving equitable cancer care and how investing in researchers helps patients everywhere.

What initially drew you to a career in oncology and cancer research? 

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