WWCC
Women Who Conquer Cancer

Women play a crucial role in the mission to conquer cancer, and we are proud to support the work of women researchers. 

Pippa Cospar
What We Do
Dedicated to Advancing the Careers of Young Women Researchers

Women are vastly underrepresented in the cancer research field. In 2013, we launched Women Who Conquer Cancer (WWCC) to support the work of female researchers. This groundbreaking program grants awards to early-career women scientists.

How Your Contribution Supports Women
$5M
Raised to support female researchers
33
awards
$230,000
needed to fund three years of patient-centered clinical research
2020 WWCC Award Recipients
Stronger Together
Meet the 2020 WWCC Award Recipients

Women Who Conquer Cancer is proud to honor outstanding women researchers as 2020 Award Recipients.

Women Who Conquer Cancer 2020 Mentorship Award Recipients

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Dawn L. Hershman, MD, MS, FASCO
2020 Hologic, Inc. Endowed Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award recipient

Dr. Hershman is a nationally recognized expert in breast cancer treatment, prevention, and survivorship.

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Lillian L. Siu, MD, FRCPC, FASCO
2020 International Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award recipient

Dr. Siu’s primary research focuses on new anticancer drug development, particularly phase I trials and head/neck malignancies.

Your gift will help the next generation of female researchers find new treatments and cures for cancer.