that each of them possesses – to make important and
impactful contributions to the global fight against cancer.
ASCO's philanthropic affiliate, the Conquer Cancer
Foundation, was founded to support the programmes that
ASCO's members and Board of Directors deemed vital to the
oncology community, but which could not be funded through
ASCO member dues. The Foundation works to realize its
vision of a world free from the fear of cancer by seeking
individual and organizational support to bring programmes
such as the IDEA and IDEA-PC to fruition. The Foundation's
esteemed Grants and Awards Program has launched the
careers of more than 800 physician-scientists, with more than
US$77 million in research grant funding awarded since its
inception in 1984. To learn more about the Conquer Cancer
Foundation, visit ConquerCancerFoundation.org. l
Doug Pyle, MBA is responsible for directing the international
programmes of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, an
organization representing more than 30,000 health care
professionals treating people with cancer in over 100 countries
around the world. He joined ASCO in 2007 with a background
in global health in the public, nonprofit, and corporate sectors.
Previous to ASCO, Mr Pyle was the Director of Business
Solutions for the International Services department of the
American Red Cross, where he led strategic process
improvements to the organization's global humanitarian
Nancy R Daly, MS, MPH is the Executive Director of the Conquer
Cancer Foundation. She launched her clinical nursing career at
Johns Hopkins Oncology Center. Nancy joined ASCO as Director
of Cancer Research Policy in 2004, later becoming Director of
Grants for The ASCO Cancer Foundation, the precursor to the
Conquer Cancer Foundation. She has served as Executive
Director of the Foundation since 2009.
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