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Alexandria, Va. – Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation, is pleased to announce Jennifer A. Ligibel, MD, FASCO, is the Hologic, Inc Endowed Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award recipient and Lorna Awo Renner, MBChB, MPH, FRCPCH, FGCPS, is the 2021 International Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award recipient.


ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation, is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2021 ASCO Annual Meeting Merit Awards. 

These distinguished awards support oncology trainees who are first authors on abstracts selected for presentation at the ASCO Annual Meeting. This year, Conquer Cancer will recognize 164 recipients with Merit Awards. These oncology professionals are recognized for their respective field and research advancements within the cancer care community.  


Journalist Craig Melvin and Conquer Cancer researcher Kimmie Ng, MD, MPH, discuss the troubling increase of young-onset colorectal cancer and advocate for screening and awareness.

When the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released its draft guidance to lower the colon cancer screening age from 50 to 45 in November 2020, Craig Melvin was on the story.


Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation, is celebrating the life of Marc Citron, MD. Dr. Citron was a research pioneer and Conquer Cancer donor, who died February 25, 2020, from recurrent glioblastoma. He was 72.

She is the speaker among the Your Stories podcast host trio because Brenda Brody - connector, producer, performer, survivor and mom -  has a lot to say. The award-winning marketing executive and dedicated patient advocate answered our questions so you can get to know more about Brenda and her story.
During Black History Month, a new generation of scientists share how research pioneer and celebrated mentor Dr. Olufunmilayo I. Olopade inspires the work they do to help patients everywhere. 

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