of Minnesota

Ways to Support ResearcHERS 

  • Become a ResearcHERS Ambassador

  • Join us for the 2nd Annual ResearcHERS Luncheon:
    Thursday, September 23, 2021
    McNamara Alumni Center, UMN Campus
    Registration open soon for individual tickets or to sponsor a table.

Women make invaluable contributions to cancer research, yet are consistently underrepresented in research leadership. As the leading nonprofit funder of cancer research in the United States, the American Cancer Society can sustain woman-led cancer research, launch new careers, and inspire a new generation of young women considering careers in science. Cancer research funding is an investment in our future generation's health and careers, but the COVID-19 pandemic has put cancer research in jeopardy. Your support will help us continue investing in a future free of cancer.

Join us and our ResearcHERS Ambassadors to ensure women continue to be a powerful and growing force to help save lives from all types of cancer by supporting American Cancer Society-funded research led by some of the brightest minds in the field today. The focus is on fundraising, and awareness for women in research.

On behalf of the ResearcHERS Ambassadors, we thank you for your consideration in supporting this worthwhile cause and event. With your help, we can continue to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.

The American Cancer Society is currently funding 8 female researchers in Minnesota at an investment of $7 million to help us better understand and fight the disease. We are pleased to introduce you to one of these researchers:  

MEET: Dr. Kaylee Schwertfeger, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota


Dr. Schwertfeger's research focuses on understanding how breast cancer cells interact with cells in immune systems during tumor growth and metastasis. With funded research, understanding how tumor growth suppresses immune responses will lead to effective therapies that harness the power of immune systems and reduce recurrences.


American Cancer Society - Minneapolis