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
Raised to support female researchers
needed to fund three years of patient-centered clinical research
2021 WWCC Award Recipients
Stronger Together
Meet the 2021 WWCC Award Recipients

Women Who Conquer Cancer is proud to honor outstanding women researchers and mentors.

Latina WWCC fundraiser
Featured Fundraiser
Latina WWCC Fundraising Event

Join Dr. Gladys Rodriguez and Dr. Narjust Duma in raising support for a Women Who Conquer Cancer Young Investigator Award for an outstanding Latina researcher.

Women Who Conquer Cancer 2021 Mentorship Award Recipients

Dr. Jennifer Ligibel smiling facing forward. She is wearing a dark pink jacket with black blouse, and has shoulder-length dark-blonde wavy hair.
Jennifer A. Ligibel, MD, FASCO
2021 Hologic, Inc. Endowed Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award recipient

Dr. Ligibel focuses on the impact of lifestyle interventions like physical activity and weight-loss interventions on breast cancer outcomes.

Dr. Lorna Renner smiling facing forward. She is wearing a light pink shirt with a gold necklace and is wearing glasses. She has black hair and the background is white.
Lorna Awo Renner, MBChB, MPH, FRCPCH, FGCPS
2021 International Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award recipient

Dr. Renner addresses disparities facing women in oncology, particularly in Ghana, where there is a shortage of pediatric oncologists.

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