Live to Conquer Cancer

I Live to Conquer Cancer shines a spotlight on oncologists who are devoted to conquering cancer through research and direct patient care, and calls on each of us to advocate for policies that ensure all patients have access to the cancer care they need, including the next generation of cures.

Watch and Share Videos

See all of the videos in ASCO’s I Live to Conquer Cancer video series.

Don S. Dizon, MD, FACP, FASCO, shares his passion and commitment in caring for people with cancer.





Gladys Rodriguez, MD highlights the need to improve access for all patients with cancer.





Stephanie Graff, MD, FACP, shares a powerful patient story and why she lives to conquer cancer.





Alan P. Lyss, MD, highlights the importance of bringing cutting-edge cancer research to rural communities.





Judith S. Kaur, MD, discusses her pioneering work against cancer.






Raymond U. Osarogiagbon, MD, FACP, speaks about the devastating impact of lung cancer and why he’s motivated to continue his work against cancer.





Tara Henderson, MD, MPH, talks about how research to treat childhood cancers has helped create one of the greatest success stories in medicine.





Read Stories

Read all of the stories in the I Live to Conquer Cancer series.

Shikha Jain, MD, says it's an exciting time to be an oncologist because there are so many new treatment options to offer to patients.
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Eugene Hwang, MD, shares how his pediatric patients inspire him to work for a cure for children with brain tumors.​
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Miriam A. Knoll, MD, shares why it's a privilege to be able to care for patients with cancer.
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Mehmet Sitki Copur, MD, FACP, discusses his passion for improving clinical trial participation rates in the community setting.
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Devanand Sarkar, MBBS, PhD, highlights his federally funded research to better understand and treat liver cancer.
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Learn More

Every patient with cancer deserves access to high-quality, high-value care. Following is a selection of ASCO policy positions, infographics, fact sheets, and other resources on patient access to cancer care and cancer research.

Expanding Patient Access to Cancer Care & Clinical Trials

Improving Delivery of Cancer Care

Funding Research for the Next Generation of Cancer Treatments

To learn even more, read ASCO’s policy priorities for cancer care access, delivery, and research.

Random Quote

"As medical professionals and as a Society, we must all continue to evolve and transform cancer care and research with each new discovery."
Julie M. Vose, MD, MBA, FASCO
ASCO President, 2015-16