Meeting the Challenges of the Future

Women in Cancer Research (WICR) is a thriving membership group within the AACR that promotes the professional advancement of early-career women scientists.

Please help us support WICR programs like professional advancement sessions and prestigious travel awards that fund research presentations at scientific meetings.

Thanks to the generosity of a private family foundation's gift, we are able to provide a one-to-one match for every dollar raised through this campaign.                  

Katherine Walter

WICR Scholar Awardee 2014
Graduate Student, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina

"The events I was able to attend showed me the vast network of peers within WICR that are available to me for support and encouragement. It is helpful to have so many wonderful women at different levels of their careers, all with the same purpose."

Learn more about Katherine 

Your donation will support programs to increase the visibility and recognition of women involved in cancer research.  

Cigall Kadoch, PhD

WICR Scholar Awardee 2010
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Oncology
Harvard Medical School/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachussets

"I was most honored to have been named a WICR scholar. This award not only facilitated my attendance at the meeting, but also highlighted our work and served as an important launching point for several new scientific connections."

Learn more about Dr. Kadoch 

Your support also creates opportunities for WICR members to mentor emerging scientists and researchers.

Joan S. Brugge, PhD

AACR-WICR Friend Lecturer 2005
Professor and Chair, Department of Cell Biology
Harvard Medical School
Cambridge, Massachussets

"The labors of the whole cancer community to understand this beastly disease are bearing fruit, both with respect to the development of drugs that target the alterations that drive tumor proliferation and survival, as well as therapies to mount immune response to the tumor cells."

Learn more about Dr. Brugge

With the brightest minds encouraged to persevere in cancer research, we can facilitate progress and speed translation of new scientific discoveries for the benefit of cancer patients.

We are Finding Cures Together!