Throughout the year, ICRF is often presented with the opportunity to welcome some of our funded scientists from Israel. A visit from one of these esteemed individuals can be an asset to our cause as it provides our donors and supporters with the chance to understand some of the most current trends in cancer research and associate tangible developments with their financial support.
Whether it’s an evening event, an intimate lunch & learn, or a more personalized visit with a major donor, the visiting scientists fascilitates a unique opportunity to engage our constituency and revitalize our donors with new knowledge on the future of cancer research and hope for the eradication of the disease.
Date: Currently, there are no scientific visits scheduled.
Details of Past Visits:
Dr. Howard Cedar – October, 2011
On October 25th, 2011 ICRF in partnership with Canadian Friends of Hebrew University, was pleased to celebrate Dr. Howard Cedar & Dr. Aharon Razin on the occasion of receiving the 2011 Canada Gairdner International Award. Professors Razin and Cedar began their collaborative research in DNA Methylation in 1973 and in 2008 they were jointly awarded the Wolf Prize in Medicine.
The Canada Gardner Award was created by the Gairdner Foundation to recognize and reward acheivements of medical researchers whose work contributes significantly to improving the quality of human life. It is one of the most prestegious prizes in biomedical science with a record number of recipients continuing on to receive a Nobel Prize. Drs. Razin and Cedar were awarded for their “pioneering discoveries on DNA Mythelation and its role in gene expression.”
The celebration of the award was held at the home of Senator Jerry and Mrs. Carole Grafstein with about 150 people in attendance. Dr. Razin could not attend.
Dr. Howard Cedar – September, 2009
Dr. Cedar, a Professor in the Department of Cellular Biochemistry and Human Genetics at Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, visited Toronto in September to speak at two ICRF-sponsored receptions. In August, ICRF established the Carole & Dr. Bernard Zucker Professorship with a gift of $350,000 (US) over seven years to fund Dr. Cedar’s research.
Dr. Yoav Hennis- July, 2008
On July 23rd and 24th 2008, ICRF was delighted to host a visit from esteemed ICRF scientist, Dr. Yoav Henis. ICRF has supported Dr. Henis with 7 research projects over the course of 14 groundbreaking years including his most recent project Interactions and Endocytosis of Growth-Inhibitory Receptors at Tel Aviv University. Dr. Henis met with ICRF supporters to describe his research, which combines biophysical and molecular biology approaches to study the dynamics, organization and interactions of receptors and signaling proteins that regulate cell proliferation and cancer. ICRF would like to thank the meeting hosts; Breakfast Host Richard Belknap, and Dessert Reception Hosts Phyllis & Ab Flatt. Thank you as well to the Parlour Meeting Chair, Vera Finkelstein.
Dr. Eli Canaani- December, 2006
In December 2006, ICRF hosted an evening with an ICRF scientist, Dr. Eli Canaani. Dr. Canaani, performed molecular research leading to the development of Gleevec®, the first drug to directly target cancer cells, now being used to treat chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) and a rare form of stomach cancer. ICRF supporters and CML cancer survivors had a rare opportunity to meet with Dr. Canaani and hear his story. ICRF has supported Dr. Canaani’s investigations since 1981. The two evenings were hosted by Andy Faas, Lee Wells, and Sam and Gitta Ganz.
There are no sponsorship opportunities at this time.
There are no scientific visits to register for at this time. Please email us at email@example.com if you are interested in helping fund or coordinate a scientific visit.
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