While ASCO celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2014, the Conquer Cancer Foundation is also marking a milestone: its 15th anniversary and longtime dedication to improving the lives of people who have been touched by cancer. To accelerate progress against cancer, ASCO established the Foundation in 1999 to seek dramatic advances in the prevention, treatment, and cures of all types of cancer. Initially called The ASCO Foundation, the organization was renamed the Conquer Cancer Foundation in 2011 to reflect the passion for conquering cancer among its donors, many of whom are ASCO members.
Although the Foundation has been around for more than a decade, many people do not know that the Conquer Cancer Foundation provides funding for the majority of ASCO’s current programs. ASCO and the Foundation work in tandem to advance cancer care, and many of ASCO’s critical programs would not be possible without support from Conquer Cancer Foundation donors and their passion for fueling progress against cancer.
In parallel with the growth of ASCO and the field of oncology, the Conquer Cancer Foundation has kept pace, expanding its portfolio of funding opportunities and working closely with donors to support ambitious new initiatives. Thanks to Foundation donors, collectively over the last 15 years the Foundation has been able to provide more than $1.3 million to fund physician training and education for oncologists in limited-resource countries and more than $72 million to fund ASCO members conducting clinical cancer research.
The Foundation is proud to celebrate 15 years of funding breakthrough cancer research, sharing cutting-edge knowledge with patients and physicians, and enhancing the quality of care for people with cancer around the world. We invite you to join us and ASCO in supporting the next 50 years of progress against cancer by making a gift at ConquerCancerFoundation.org/donate today. ■
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