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ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Conquer Cancer®, the ASCO Foundation, is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2021 Quality Care Symposium Merit Awards.  

These distinguished awards recognize oncology fellows and trainees who are first authors on top-ranking abstracts selected for presentation at the 2021 ASCO Quality Care Symposium September 24 -25, 2021, in Boston, Mass.   

These 27 oncology professionals are recognized for their respective field and research advancements within the cancer care community:   


Lionel Aurelien Kankeu Fonkoua, MD, dedicates his research to improving treatment for patients with gastrointestinal (GI) cancers. He honors the life of his late grandmother, who passed due to gastric cancer and is one of his inspirations for conquering cancer.


The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation, are empowering the next generation of oncologists with the ASCO Oncology Summer Internship (OSI).  

OSI is an immersive summer pilot program for rising second-year medical students from populations underrepresented in medicine (URiM). With support from Conquer Cancer donors, the 4-week program launched this summer at select medical schools across the United States to help seed a more diverse oncology workforce. 


Donors Make Our Mission – and Mission Moments – Possible 



ALEXANDRIA, Va. - To underscore its commitment to scale and grow cancer research funding and to align more closely with the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), today Conquer Cancer®, the ASCO Foundation, updated its mission and vision.  

Mission: Accelerate breakthroughs in lifesaving research and empower people everywhere to conquer cancer. 

Vision: A world where cancer is prevented or cured, and every survivor is healthy. 


ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation, is pleased to announce David W. Lim, MDCM, MEd, PhD, of Women's College Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, as the recipient of the 2021 Conquer Cancer - Lobular Breast Cancer Alliance (LBCA) Young Investigator Award (YIA) for Invasive Lobular Carcinoma (ILC) Research.

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