Upcoming Events

The 2020 WLO Virtual Reception

Monday, June 1, 2020
7:00-8:15 PM CDT


This year, for the first time, the WLO Reception will be held virtually, but we are more committed than ever to bringing women together who are united in the fight against cancer. This year's reception will feature an inspiring keynote speaker, Debi Hemmeter, who deeply understands the unique challenges women leaders face in today's ever-changing world. The 2020 WLO Reception will bring us together virtually for fellowship and inspiration and to celebrate the women who are making a difference in oncology.

2020 Keynote Speaker Debi Hemmeter,
Co-Founder and Advisor,
Lean In

Honoring Tomorrow's Women Leaders of Oncology

It is with your support that WLO is able to fund the annual WLO Women Who Conquer Cancer Young Investigator Award, given to women who are reaching new heights in cancer research. Past recipients, chosen by a peer-review process modeled after that of the National Institutes of Health, have contributed to our understanding of how we can identify and treat all forms of cancer.

2019’s recipient, Pippa Cosper, MD, PhD, University of Wisconsin, is using her grant to continue her investigation into how errors in cell division affect radiation sensitivity in human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancers.

“This award has allowed me to determine new mechanisms that increase radiation sensitivity. I hope to one day translate this to the clinic to create more personalized radiation therapy treatments to improve patient outcomes.”

— Pippa Cosper, MD, PhD, University of Wisconsin

LEAD 2020: Enriching Experiences for Women in Hematology & Oncology

Co-Chairs: Julie Brahmer, MD, MSc, Nina Shah, MD, Julie M. Vose, MD, MBA

Tap into leadership, empowerment, and development opportunities this October at LEAD 2020, our second annual conference designed for women in hematology and oncology. This year the conference may be held virtually, but the objective remains the same. Join us in the career development workshops, clinical sessions on various oncology therapies, and discussions on the importance of women’s leadership.

Learn more about this empowering experience