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Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology

aka Conquer Cancer   |   Alexandria, VA   |  www.conquer.org

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Mission

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.

Ruling year info

1999

Chief Executive Officer, Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation

Ms. Nancy R. Daly MS, MPH

Executive Vice Chair, Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation

Dr. Clifford A. Hudis MD, FACP, FASCO

Main address

2318 Mill Road Suite 800

Alexandria, VA 22314 USA

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EIN

31-1667995

NTEE code info

Cancer Research (H30)

Cancer (G30)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Cancer is a disease that affects every age, race, and gender. The stats are scary, but simple: 1 in 2 people will receive a cancer diagnosis during their lifetime. We work to create a world free from the fear of cancer, by focusing on every cancer, every patient, everywhere. A donation to Conquer Cancer touches the lives of nearly every cancer patient and the doctors caring for them. From prevention to end-of-life care and throughout survivorship, we focus on every moment that cancer touches people's lives. Expert oncologists guide our grant selection process, ensuring donations are invested in the most promising research. And 98% of all Conquer Cancer grantees are still actively engaged in oncology research, which means a donation supports generation after generation of conquerors. Donations empower tens of thousands of cancer doctors every year through education on the latest cancer advances and ensure everyone has 24/7 access to credible, physician-approved information.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Conquer Cancer Foundation Grants and Awards Program

Conquer Cancer®, the ASCO Foundation, has a mission to accelerate breakthroughs in lifesaving research and empower people everywhere to conquer cancer. Through our Grants & Awards Program, we are building a pipeline of future leaders and are supporting and encouraging excellence in clinical and translational research in the field of oncology. Since 1984, the Program has awarded more than $182 million in funding through more than 8,700 grants and awards to medical students, residents, fellows, scientists, and oncologists in 88 countries.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Conquer Cancer supports a variety of scientific meetings where oncology professionals come together to learn the latest breakthroughs and strategies to take back to their patients.

Population(s) Served

These programs address such areas as diversification of the oncology workforce and support for oncologists and trainees from underrepresented populations in medicine; increasing participation by diverse populations in clinical trials; research grants in diversity, inclusion, and health disparities; and provider training to address gaps in health disparities and inclusion. With oversight from its board committees, Conquer Cancer and ASCO conduct formal, systemic reviews of the quality and effectiveness of their programs approximately every three to five years.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adults
Ethnic and racial groups

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of new donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

New donors primarily joined via our online campaigns and direct mail channel acquisition strategies.

Number of donations made by board members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average online donation

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2023, the decrease is due to the online team using new acquisition initiatives to prospects that resulted in lower average gift, which is typical for newly acquired donors.

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Meetings, Workshops, and Symposia

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Conquer Cancer supports meetings that impact ALL people with cancer by reaching oncology professionals, researchers, students, residents in training, and caregivers.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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.

Conquer Cancer was created by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) to fund research for every type of cancer, everywhere in the world.

Through research grants and other awards, we make it possible for oncology researchers to advance discoveries needed by patients to conquer cancer. We are the only cancer foundation backed by the expertise of the world's leading cancer professionals—the most TRUSTED and CREDIBLE source of cancer knowledge, education and information. Through networks and programs reaching more than 100 countries., we also foster the sharing of information to help oncology professionals improve care for patients.

Conquer Caner seeks to conquer cancer through funding research grants and the education initiatives of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Our Grants and Awards Program provides essential funding to researchers both domestically and internationally at every career state. We continue to grow the number of grant recipients each year to further advance research.

In 2019, ASCO debuted a set of priorities, established by panel of experts in different oncology subspecialties, as well as cancer prevention, quality of care, and health disparities, to accelerate progress against cancer. The research priorities identified address vital, unmet needs and help fill knowledge gaps in areas critical to improving patient care. Conquer Cancer will work to support research funding for these priorities, in addition to disease-specific grants established through endowed awards and donor-designated support.

In addition to funding research grants and awards, Conquer Cancer supports several other ASCO programs, including those focused on reducing disparities in access to care, ensuring a diverse, well-trained workforce, and improving cancer care internationally.

ASCO's diverse network of nearly 50,000 oncology professionals, approximately 33% of whom reside internationally, representing more than 170 countries, are touched daily by the ongoing support of Conquer Cancer. The work we support touches every person with cancer. Conquer Cancer and ASCO are committed to defeating all forms of cancer, including the rare ones. And Conquer Cancer is one of only a few organizations committed to supporting research across all types of cancers.

With a network that is global in its scope, ASCO's creditability in the field of cancer is exceptional, thereby giving Conquer Cancer the ability to work with, and call upon, just about anyone in the field. ASCO members are the most trusted and credible sources of cancer knowledge, education, and information in the world. Through Conquer Cancer, we are training physicians on the latest advances and investing in the next generation of cancer research by funding promising careers and outstanding research.

While cancer continues to be one of the most significant global health problems, Conquer Cancer is doing its part. To date, Conquer Cancer has awarded more than $178 million in funding through over 8,600 grants and awards to medical students, residents, fellows, scientists, and oncologists in 87 countries.

Conquer Cancer researchers continue to lead the way in important breakthroughs. The work of nine researchers who previously received early-career funding from Conquer Cancer are featured in Clinical Cancer Advances 2019: ASCO's Annual Report on Progress Against Cancer. This independent review of the field, now in its 14th year, showcases major breakthroughs in clinical cancer research and care, as well as emerging trends in oncology. In 2023, more than 400 grants and awards were provided to physician-scientists spanning multiple areas of cancer research, including precision medicine, breast cancer, palliative care, geriatric oncology, rare tumors, health services, pancreatic cancer, and more. In what might be a first, all four of the 2023 ASCO Annual Meeting Plenary Session presenters were also previous recipients of a Conquer Cancer grant.

ASCO continues to be at the cutting-edge of policies and initiatives that will help members and all oncology professionals provide better care and choices to patients. Such initiatives focus on value in cancer care, palliative care, workforce issues, health disparities challenges, prevention and survivorship, and diversity in oncology. ASCO has released its first-ever Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Blueprint Report, highlighting ASCO’s 2022 advancements in the EDI space. The report provides information on 22 initiatives that ASCO launched across the mission pillars of research, education and quality, and spotlights eight of them. Conquer Cancer will work to support funding for these priorities and initiatives.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology

Board of directors
as of 07/02/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Howard Burris, III

Sarah Cannon Research Institute

Term: 2021 - 2023

Lawrence H. Einhorn

Indiana University Simon Cancer Center

Howard A. Burris, III

Sarah Cannon Research Institute

Alexander Casdin

Reneo Capital Management LP

Thomas A. Marsland

St. Joseph Health

Robert J. Mayer

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Department of Medical Oncology

W. Charles Penley

Tennessee Oncology

Amy C. Peterson

CytomX

Sandra M. Swain

Georgetown University Medical Center

Gerald J. McDougall

PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP

Nancy R. Daly

Conquer Cancer Foundation

Raj Mantena

Integra Connect

Steven T. Rosen

City of Hope

Margaret Tempero

UCSF Pancreas Center

Clifford A. Hudis

American Society of Clinical Oncology

Riccardo Braglia

Helsinn Group

Kathryn Beal

Memorial Sloan Kettering

Anne Moore

New York Presbyterian Hospital

Thomas G Roberts, Jr.

Farallon Capital Management, LLC

Alexandra Shapiro

Deanna B. van Gestel

Vaniam Group

Bill Behnke

Otis Webb Brawley

Johns Hopkins University.

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/30/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

No data

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/11/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.