“Too few medical breakthroughs and innovative technologies ever become new treatments due to lack of funding. It is more challenging for women-led companies and researchers to get funded. We need to change that.” – Sujuan Ba, Ph.D., Founder and CEO of AFCR

Gender bias in cancer research has impeded countless intelligent female researchers and entrepreneurs in their pursuit of life-saving discoveries. By working together with our strategic partners, the National Foundation for Cancer Research and the AIM-HI Accelerator Fund, the Asian Fund for Cancer Research (AFCR) has taken globally collaborative action to launch the Women in Cancer Research program—an initiative that advances women-led enterprises in the oncology field, supports female researchers and recognizes their scientific achievements.

Our goal is to bolster the work of women cancer scientists, research-physicians and entrepreneurs, and help them make scientific innovation a reality. We do so by providing critical research grants and offering unique exposure-generating opportunities and access to an extensive network of cancer experts and industry leaders, along with being a founding partner of the AIM-HI Women’s Venture Competition.

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You can help fund and fuel the promising work in cancer research field led by women researchers. Together we can fuel the future for women in cancer research and form a more robust pipeline of female leaders in science. 


Women's Venture Competition

AFCR is an official partner for the AIM-HI Accelerator Fund’s Women’s Venture Competition, a highly unique program designed to highlight, energize and fund promising cancer treatment technology companies led by female scientist-entrepreneurs. Read more.

Women-Led Research Projects

Women cancer researchers are making invaluable contributions and scientific breakthroughs. Learn more about AFCR’s innovative research projects led by female scientists.