women in oncology

Women Leaders in Oncology (WLO) recognizes and empowers women who have dedicated their careers to advancing oncology research. We celebrate important contributions, provide ongoing support, and facilitate networking opportunities with other women leaders.

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A Legacy of Empowerment

The demand for oncologists is expected to grow by 40% over the next six years.

This shortage particularly affects women’s healthcare, as cancer is the second leading cause of death for women in the U.S.

WLO is actively engaged in addressing the fight against cancer by elevating the research efforts of women oncologists, investigators, and scientists.

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Our Imprint on Future Generations

With your support, WLO is able to fund the annual Women Leaders in Oncology Women Who Conquer Cancer Young Investigator Award. Presented each year at the WLO Reception, which is held in conjunction with the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) conference, this year-long research and travel grant is awarded to a female oncologist who is making a huge impact in the fight against cancer.

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