ICRF Monthly Newsletter – August 2018

August 31, 2018 5:57 am

ICRF Mission 2018: A Celebration of Israel and Israeli Science – November 8-15, 2018

The 2018 Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) Mission to Israel in celebration of Israel’s 70th Anniversary will include new and exciting opportunities.

  • Enjoy unique dining experiences at the most modern and innovative restaurants around the country
  • Visit ICRF-funded scientists in their labs
  • Relax and rejuvenate at luxurious and eclectic accommodations
  • Experience the vibrant and trendy outdoor markets of Tel Aviv
  • Join in an ATV trip along Israel’s verdant north
  • Meet with medical teams at Ziv Hospital in Tzfat caring for the Syrian wounded
  • Be inspired by the ICRF/City of Hope cancer research symposium, where mission attendees will have the option to learn from leading investigators at the forefront of cancer research
  • Explore an internationally celebrated winery and learn about the expansive oenologic endeavors in Israel

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Humans of ICRF: Moni Lustig

ICRF board and executive member and our tournament chair for the George Knudson Oakdale Pro-Am being held at Oakdale Golf & Country Club on September 5, 2018.

Moni is not a doctor nor a scientist nor an oncologist. Moni lost his parents to cancer, he is a witness. His beloved mother passed in 2013 from ovarian cancer and his father succumbed in 2017 to pancreatic cancer. Moni takes cancer personally. Cancer isn’t just a cause, a disease or a battle for him; it’s a ruthless thief that steals loved ones, robbing them of precious years while evading a cure. Moni relates to ICRF’s efforts not to have Israel lose its best and brightest cancer researchers and newly-minted Ph.D. grads to foreign universities. But, more than all the official reasons energizing his passionate pursuit of valuable philanthropic contributions, he is unrelenting in his fundraising ensuring the loss of his mom isn’t without a constructive outcome. Cancer research fundraising helps Moni turn donors into angels for those afflicted or at risk.

When Moni asks people to give, he is asking them to make a personal contribution as a kind of insurance policy to protect those they love.  A cure is possible. As a believer that cancer can be beaten, he has taken his business acumen and professional experience and applied it all to a new venture in the world of pharmacogenomics. Moni is the CEO of DNALabs Canada, a Canadian entrant into the world of genetic testing driving precision, personalized medicine and the ability to know how your genes affect your body’s response to medications. Moni is now immersed in the application of genomics to clinical research, surveillance and treatment for children and adults.  This enterprise extends this new tool of DNA testing to help people and even identify those with a genetic high risk for cancer. Moni Lustig brings an unbeatable combination of personal commitment and professional expertise to our collective goal of a cancer cure in our lifetime.

Todos Medical initiates clinical trial of its blood test for breast cancer in Kaplan Hospital, Rehovot, Israel for subjects undergoing breast cancer screening

Source: globenewswire.com

REHOVOT, Israel, March 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Todos Medical Ltd. (OTC Pink:TOMDF) (http://www.Todosmedical.com) today announced the initiation of its first blinded clinical trial for TM-B1 – a simple blood test for breast cancer screening. The study will be conducted in Kaplan Hospital located in Rehovot, Israel and include about 200 patients (NIH identifier: NCT03343691).

“We are very excited to continue the development of our cancer detection technology, Total Biochemical Infrared Analysis (TBIA), for this high-need indication. We have been encouraged by our previous successful breast cancer screening trials to date and we look forward to the commencement of this study,” commented Todos Medical CEO Rami Zigdon.

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When life gives you lemons, make Limonana

Source: fromthegrapevine.com

When Israel’s brief spring leaps into summer – and it can happen inside a week – everyone starts carrying water bottles around and taking big gulps out of them. We know a lot about staying hydrated. But it’s not all plain H2O. The summer heat also gives us a reason to plop down into a chair at the nearest sidewalk cafe and order a tall, frosted glass of limonana, one of the most refreshing drinks in the country. It’s sweetened lemon juice blended with fresh mint and lots of ice, and the flavor is intense. Maybe it’s all that vitamin C – mint is loaded with it, and of course lemons are, too – or maybe it’s all that ice. But drinking limonana gives fast heat relief, like turning on a personal air conditioner. The way to enjoy it is slowly, sipping it through a straw and feeling your overheated self returning to coolness and optimism.

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The George Knudson Oakdale Pro-Am golf tournament

September 5, 2018

Sam Fields as our guest golfing with the ICRF team at the 2017 Knudson, pictured from right to left: Norman Shiner, Sam Fields, Jennifer Ouaknine, Bob Beauchemin, CPGA Professional, Ken Prehogan

The 29th annual The George Kudson Oakdale Pro-Am golf tournament will take place on Wednesday September 5, 2018 and continue the fight against cancer, raising significant research dollars for Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) and The Sinai Health Foundation.

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Bike for the Fight

October 21, 2018, 11:30 am


Join us for the 2018 Bike for the Fight, an infused spinning + Pilates event where participants and teams will push their limits in the fight against cancer.

Put your squad together or battle it out on your own. Fundraising goals start at $500 per person. Register today, limited spaces to participate!

Sunday, October 21, 2018 – Registration will open at 11:30 AM, with the spin class beginning at 12:00 PM followed by Pilates at 1:30 PM.

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