Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) - Toronto

Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) - Toronto Visit our webpage at www.icrf.ca History ICRF was founded in 1975 by a group of American and Canadian medical researchers, oncologists, and lay people who were committed to the growth and development of Israel and to combating the worldwide scourge of cancer.
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These visionaries were determined to harness Israel's educational and scientific resources in the fight against cancer, while stemming the "brain drain" of Israel's best and brightest scientists. Their solution: providing funds for postdoctoral fellowships for young Israeli M.D's and Ph.D.'s. Their solution worked. In addition to ICRF's many achievements and medical breakthroughs by ICRF-supported scientists, the organization now has operating chapters in six cities in three countries - the United States, Canada and Israel -- with its international headquarters in New York City, plus active Boards of Directors for each chapter, an International Board of Trustees, and International Scientific Council, a Scientific Review Panel and a Scientific Advisory Board. Even more, having two ICRF-supported scientists (Professors Avram Hershko and Aaron Ciechanover of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology) receive the 2004 Nobel Prize in chemistry is the kind of news that the founders of ICRF dreamed about in 1975 -- and that we have been hoping to hear ever since. That's an extraordinary achievement for our scientists, for ICRF and for the State of Israel by any measure. Though that achievement garnered headlines around the world, ICRF-supported cancer researchers are responsible for many other major achievements. Achievements Since its inception in 1975, ICRF has awarded over 1,600 grants valued at over US $36 million directly to Israeli scientists who are working in cancer research in 25 major centres and institutes around Israel. The following are just some of the accomplishments from ICRF-Funded Scientists: •p53 gene tumor suppressor – this is one of the most important discoveries of the 20th century and has inspired cancer researchers around the world. •The Philadelphia Chromosome – this is the first genetic link to cancer ever discovered, and has led to the development of Gleevec®, a miracle drug for the treatment of chronic myelogynous leukemia. Gleevec® is now used by over 100,000 people worldwide. •Doxil® – this cancer drug treats ovarian, breast and AIDS-related cancers. •RAD 51 - this identifies the likelihood of breast cancer occurring in women who carry the BRCA 2 gene. •The Ubiquitin System – this discovery led to development of the miracle drug Velcade®, for treatment of multiple myeloma; Velcade® is now used by more than 100,000 people in worldwide. •Israel winning the Nobel Prize – ICRF-funded Professors Avram Hershko and Aaron Ciechanover won for their discovery of the ubiquitin system. Their research resulted in the development of the drug Velcade®, named “The Top Medical Breakthrough of 2003” by the Wall Street Journal. •Improved cancer treatment – ICRF scientists have discovered improved chemotherapies and advanced techniques in bone marrow transplantation that have improved the survival rates and eased the suffering of many people now battling cancer.

Mission: ICRF continues to be one of the largest sources of private funds for innovative cancer research in Israel. ICRF has contributed more than US $63 million for over 2300 research grants involving all major hospitals, universities and cancer research projects throughout Israel. ICRF's mission is to continue to find treatments and cures for all forms of cancer, utilizing the unique benefits Israel and its scientists have to offer. The results of the research have a significant impact in Toronto, across Canada, and throughout the world.

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December is our Month of Hope! 🙏🏻Join us for our last💡🧠 Brilliant Minds 💻webinar series of 2020!🗓Wednesday December 9 at...
12/04/2020

December is our Month of Hope! 🙏🏻

Join us for our last💡🧠 Brilliant Minds 💻webinar series of 2020!

🗓Wednesday December 9 at Noon on Zoom!

🧑🏻‍🔬 Professor Erez Levanon will discuss his cutting edge research on 🧬 immune checkpoint inhibitors!

🧑🏻‍💻 Also featuring, Andrew Faas, a 15 year leukaemia survivor, who will be speaking about his experiences with Gleevec, a groundbreaking drug based on ICRF research!

Registration required to receive zoom link.
All webinars are free, no science background required!

Register now! https://www.icrf.ca/icrf-presents-brilliant-minds-a-monthly-webinar-series/

#icrf #israelcancerresearchfund #toronto #brilliantminds #monthofhope #webinar #cancer #cancerresearch #israel #cancersurvivor #checkpointinhibitors #hope #cure #free #registernow #linkinbio

12/02/2020
You still have time to help us reach our goal! #100GIFTSTODAY
12/02/2020

You still have time to help us reach our goal! #100GIFTSTODAY

It’s #GivingTuesday! 🤲🏼Join the movement and do some good! Help us bring in 100 donations today!Your donations help fund...
12/01/2020

It’s #GivingTuesday! 🤲🏼

Join the movement and do some good! Help us bring in 100 donations today!

Your donations help fund our incredible cancer researchers 🧑🏻‍🔬 in Israel 🇮🇱 who are tirelessly looking for new treatments and cures for all forms of cancer.

🧑🏻‍🔬👉🏼Swipe to meet some of our amazing researchers!

💙 HOW TO DONATE:💙
🎁 Go to https://www.icrf.ca/donate-now/

OR

💌 Send an e-card and spread the word with our NEW e-card platform, featuring tons of designs including a special Giving Tuesday e-card! https://icrf.crowdchange.ca/1044/cards (Check out the link in our bio!)

Any amount counts towards our goal of #100GIFTSTODAY! 🎁

Thank you for your support 💙 The answer to cancer is research.

#icrf #israelcancerresearchfund #donate #thankyou #givingtuesday #100giftstoday #dec1 #dogoodtoday #ecard #personalized #cancer #research #israel #toronto #hope #cure #linkinbio

11/30/2020

Israeli cancer fighting technology! #fundthecure

Remember our “Human of ICRF” Jesse Benudiz? A Thornhill resident who was diagnosed with Brain Cancer. We are so excited ...
11/29/2020

Remember our “Human of ICRF” Jesse Benudiz? A Thornhill resident who was diagnosed with Brain Cancer. We are so excited to share that Jesse is in remission!!! We wish you a complete recovery Jesse 💙 The answer to cancer is research! #fundthecure

Yesterday, ICRF Toronto held their 2020 AGM welcoming esteemed board members and honorary board members. We celebrated s...
11/26/2020

Yesterday, ICRF Toronto held their 2020 AGM welcoming esteemed board members and honorary board members. We celebrated successes, discussed our upcoming virtual events, and looked forward to better times when we can all meet in person again. We were joined by guest speaker Dr Tali Lando Aronoff who spoke about her incredible book and her breast cancer journey. Thank you to all who attended. We look forward to a successful and healthy 2021! #fundthecure

📢Calling all millennials!Our signature NextGen networking event is looking for committee members!This years Revolving Ta...
11/23/2020

📢Calling all millennials!
Our signature NextGen networking event is looking for committee members!

This years Revolving Tables is going virtual. Network with top executives and exciting mentors!

When joining our Revolving Tables committee, you are...
🇮🇱 Supporting our cancer researchers in the State of Israel
🧑🏻‍🔬 Funding groundbreaking cancer research and treatments
🇨🇦 Expanding your network of colleagues
🎓 Exceptional opportunities for new graduates and those kickstarting their careers
🎖An incredible experience

Committee members help bring this event to life all while expanding your own personal network (it’s also super fun and rewarding! 🙌🏻)

Limited committee spots available!

DM us or contact Estee at [email protected] for more information.

#revolvingtables #networkingevent #nextgeneration #networking #exciting #fun #supporting #icrf #israelcancerresearchfund #cancerresearch #israel #cure #hope #toronto

Today is 🌎World Pancreatic Cancer Day💜🟣MAKE IT PURPLE!🟣November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.On World Pancreatic...
11/19/2020

Today is 🌎World Pancreatic Cancer Day💜

🟣MAKE IT PURPLE!🟣

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.

On World Pancreatic Cancer Day, let's unite globally to support pancreatic cancer patients everywhere and support our cancer researchers in the State of Israel.

Help us create awareness by wearing purple today in honour of those fighting or lost to Pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer related deaths in Canada today.

Help fund cancer research in Israel with a donation to ICRF today!

https://www.icrf.ca/donate-now/

#linkinbio #pancreaticcancerawareness #pancreaticcancer #cancerfighters #icrf #toronto #cancerresearch #cancersucks #israel #research #breakthroughs #makeitpurple #israelcancerresearchfund

Thank you Susan Minuk for this beautiful article 🇮🇱 Canadian Jewish Record
11/16/2020
ICRF Toronto Receives Record-Breaking Gift - Canadian Jewish Record | News, Commentary, Lifestyles

Thank you Susan Minuk for this beautiful article 🇮🇱 Canadian Jewish Record

Nov. 16, 2020 By SUSAN MINUK With the goal of keeping cancer research top of mind during the coronavirus pandemic, an anonymous donor has bestowed a record gift of U.S. $1 million to Israel Cancer Research Fund Toronto (ICRF) to create the Beverley Librach Abshez Fund for Ovarian and Female Reproduc...

Today, we thank YOU! #philanthropy #cancerresearch #cancer #israel #toronto
11/15/2020

Today, we thank YOU! #philanthropy #cancerresearch #cancer #israel #toronto

Today is Remembrance Day 🇨🇦Please take a moment at 11:11 am to honour and remember our heroes.#canada #remembranceday #v...
11/11/2020

Today is Remembrance Day 🇨🇦

Please take a moment at 11:11 am to honour and remember our heroes.

#canada #remembranceday #veterans #heroes #1111 #icrf

TODAY at NOON 🕛Join us for our next Brilliant Minds webinar 💡🧠💻 series in honour of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.🧑🏻...
11/11/2020

TODAY at NOON 🕛

Join us for our next Brilliant Minds webinar 💡🧠💻 series in honour of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.

🧑🏻‍🔬 Professor Oren Parnas, from Hebrew University, will be discussing Novel Treatments and Diagnostics for Pancreatic Cancer and ICRF’s Kenneth Goodman will be sharing his story of his late wife’s battle with Pancreatic Cancer and how he came to endow the ICRF Research Career Development Award.

Dr. Mark Israel & Dr. Nancy Maizels will be moderating.

REGISTER NOW to get the Zoom link! All webinars are free and open to all. No scientific background required.

https://www.icrf.ca/icrf-presents-brilliant-minds-a-monthly-webinar-series/

#linkinbio #israelcancerresearchfund #icrf #cancerresearch #israel #cancersucks #zoomwebinar #pancreaticcancerawarenessmonth #toronto

Announcement:  Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) Toronto Board President Bonnie Fish and ICRF Toronto Executive Directo...
10/20/2020

Announcement: Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) Toronto Board President Bonnie Fish and ICRF Toronto Executive Director Jennifer Ouaknine are thrilled to announce a record Major Gift to ICRF Toronto of US $1 Million to create the Beverley Librach Abshez Fund for Ovarian and Female Reproductive Cancer Research.

This is the largest single gift raised by ICRF Toronto!

ICRF Toronto is honoured to be the recipient of this generous gift in memory of Beverley Librach Abshez who died of ovarian cancer. The anonymous donors believe that focused research by Israeli cancer scientists in this area will take the world closer to a cure.

Contact Jennifer Ouaknine at [email protected] for more information about creating an ICRF research fund.

Beautiful words by Elie Wiesel z"l 🇮🇱
10/16/2020

Beautiful words by Elie Wiesel z"l 🇮🇱

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!Join us this Tuesday for our next Brilliant Minds 💡🧠 💻 webinar series!🧬🔗🧠 Body-...
10/07/2020

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Join us this Tuesday for our next Brilliant Minds 💡🧠 💻 webinar series!

🧬🔗🧠 Body-Mind Connection: How The Brain Affects Cancer Immunity

🗓Tuesday October 13 at 12:00 pm EST.

Featuring 👩🏻‍🔬 Dr. Asya Rolls will explore her groundbreaking research about the mind-body connection and breast cancer survivor 🙋🏽‍♀️Jojo Harris will be discussing how her outlook on her diagnosis played a role in her experience battling the disease.

Moderated by Dr. David Hakimian and Dr. Nancy Maisels.

Register now with the link in our bio!

https://www.icrf.ca/icrf-presents-brilliant-minds-a-monthly-webinar-series/

#breastcancerawarenessmonth #webinar #cancersucks #brilliantminds #israel #survivor #technion #cancerresearch #mindbodyconnection #icrf #toronto

The answer the cancer is research 💖
10/06/2020

The answer the cancer is research 💖

Chag Sukkot Sameach 🇮🇱 Happy Sukkot to our Toronto community!
10/02/2020

Chag Sukkot Sameach 🇮🇱 Happy Sukkot to our Toronto community!

ICRF is pleased to announce a total of 69 cancer research grants valued at $4,711,335 will be supported for the 2020-202...
09/29/2020

ICRF is pleased to announce a total of 69 cancer research grants valued at $4,711,335 will be supported for the 2020-2021 funding year. The new grants include: the first Career Development Award (CDA) for a young clinician-scientist, co-funded with Conquer Cancer (The ASCO Foundation), as well as two new International Collaboration Grants for an Israeli scientist partnering with a US-based scientist, co-funded with The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation and The Alan B. Slifka Foundation, and two new Gesher Grants for Israeli scientists returning to Israel after studying abroad, co-funded by ICRF Israel and The Israel Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST). With the 2020-2021 grants, ICRF’s funding has now surpassed 2,500 grants totaling more than $77.5 million.

ICRF's volunteer Scientific Review Panel (SRP), composed of leading American and Canadian scientists with expertise in cancer research, reviews all grant applications on a transparent and objective basis. After this lengthy peer-review process, the SRP presents its rankings to the International Scientific Council (ISC), ICRF’s scientific policy-making arm. In turn, the ISC forwards its recommendations to the International Board of Trustees for ratification, and only the best, most-qualified applications receive ICRF funding.

Grant selection is based on the scientific merit of the proposed research and the quality of the application, rather than affiliation with any particular institution. In fact, over the years, ICRF has funded projects at virtually all of the leading research centers in Israel, and has become the largest non-governmental funder of cancer research in Israel. Among the areas of cancer research sponsored by ICRF in 2020-21 are studies in blood, brain, breast, colorectal, lung, ovarian, pancreatic, pediatric, and skin cancers, as well as genetics and genomics, molecular biology, immunology and immunotherapy, and the tumor microenvironment.

Commenting on the new grants, ICRF National Executive Director Dr. Mark Israel said, "ICRF has been able to fund a portfolio of grants we are uniquely excited about, not only because it is of the scale and scope of the previous year's funding, but because of the broad scope of innovative, high impact work that it embraces. In these times of apprehension and uncertainty, there is one thing that you can be sure about -- scientific research is the answer to disease. The coronavirus will eventually be defeated, but cancer will still be with us. ICRF has not forgotten, and we hope that our supporters will not forget, our important mission to eradicate the scourge of cancer.”

Shana Tova to our incredible community🍎🍏 Featured below is a @gilgorenart original designed for Israel Cancer Research F...
09/18/2020

Shana Tova to our incredible community🍎🍏 Featured below is a @gilgorenart original designed for Israel Cancer Research Fund. Thank you Gil! 🇮🇱 The answer to cancer is research. To a sweet year ahead for everyone..🐝🍯

L'Shanah Tova Dear ICRF Friends, I wish you all a bright and beautiful Rosh Hashanah and a year filled with blessings, g...
09/17/2020

L'Shanah Tova

Dear ICRF Friends, I wish you all a bright and beautiful Rosh Hashanah and a year filled with blessings, good health and happiness. Happy New Year!

Sincerely,
Bonnie Fish
ICRF Board President

New this year! Missed our deadline for ICRF Rosh Hashanah Cards? Send an ICRF e-card to your friends and family with best wishes for the new year! Visit our e-store here: https://icrf.crowdchange.ca/1044

The ICRF Toronto family are feeling very proud of the outstanding Bike for the Fight event that took place on September ...
09/14/2020

The ICRF Toronto family are feeling very proud of the outstanding Bike for the Fight event that took place on September 13th! 🚲 We motivated over 170 participants to sign up and sweat in support of cancer research, raising over $160,000 for our amazing cancer researchers in Israel 🇮🇱 We couldn’t have asked for a better lineup of 11 instructors and we featured 10 different classes throughout the day. We are so grateful to our sponsors, donors, participants, instructors, and committee for their support in making this year’s Bike for the Fight the most successful ever! We thank YOU for your support and hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did! 🙏

TODAY!!! Bike for the Fight is finally here! Join us for an all day event aimed at kicking cancer to the curb! 🇮🇱 Thank ...
09/13/2020

TODAY!!! Bike for the Fight is finally here! Join us for an all day event aimed at kicking cancer to the curb! 🇮🇱 Thank you to our ICRF Toronto community for helping us achieve record fundraising results and a record number of participants! 🙏

🚨Check out the rest of our amazing raffle packs! 🙌🏻 Support cancer research and win! 💙🇮🇱👉🏼👉🏼👉🏼 Swipe to see the rest of ...
09/10/2020

🚨Check out the rest of our amazing raffle packs! 🙌🏻 Support cancer research and win! 💙🇮🇱

👉🏼👉🏼👉🏼 Swipe to see the rest of our prize packs! 🎁

🎟🎟🎟Raffle tickets are now on sale at the link in our bio! Get yours NOW!

Did you know... you can choose which raffle pack you want to win?

Check out the link in our bio and click prizes for more info! bikeforthefight2020.crowdchange.net

#icrf #israelcancerresearchfund #bffathome #bikeforthefight #cancerresearch #raffle #tickets #chopard #marklash #hush #somanyprizes #amazing #dayofwellness #virtual #fitness #nutrition #wellness #healthy #fitness #israel

09/09/2020

Meet Sam Fields, cancer survivor, former athlete and hockey player, ICRF supporter and Chicago Board Member! Sam knows how important the funds raised for ICRF are...so if you haven’t already please visit the link in our bio to register, donate and buy your raffle tickets! Sam is sending his love from Chicago and wishing the ICRF Toronto family a huge congratulations on our upcoming Bike for the Fight at Home event!

Our first ever #bffathome is THIS SUNDAY! .Have you checked out our raffle prize packs!? Don’t miss out on our day of we...
09/09/2020

Our first ever #bffathome is THIS SUNDAY!
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Have you checked out our raffle prize packs!?
Don’t miss out on our day of wellness or your chance to win some of our AMAZING raffle prize packs!
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All proceeds help support cancer research in Israel 🇮🇱
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Stay tuned to see some more of our amazing prize packs TOMORROW...can’t wait? Visit: https://bikeforthefight2020.crowdchange.net to register, donate and purchase your raffle tickets now!

🎗Meet ICRF’s next featured Brilliant Mind, Dr. Shai Izraeli, who will join us this Wednesday for a very special webinar ...
09/07/2020

🎗Meet ICRF’s next featured Brilliant Mind, Dr. Shai Izraeli, who will join us this Wednesday for a very special webinar in honour of #childhoodcancerawareness month. Also, meet Sienna (Sisi) Kleiner, our childhood cancer survivor (in the photo). We will speak to Sisi’s mom, Dr. Galit Kleiner, and learn all about her diagnosis and cancer journey. Register for free! https://www.icrf.ca/icrf-presents-brilliant-minds-a-monthly-webinar-series/

ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT UNTIL #bffathome! Don’t miss out on our day of wellness led by our amazing lineup of instructors! Reg...
09/06/2020

ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT UNTIL #bffathome!
Don’t miss out on our day of wellness led by our amazing lineup of instructors!
Register, donate, and purchase your raffle tickets now by visiting the link here: https://bikeforthefight2020.crowdchange.net
All proceeds help support cancer research in Israel 🇮🇱💙

Join us next Wednesday, September 9 at 12pm EST for a very special edition of our ICRF Presents: Brilliant Minds webinar...
09/02/2020

Join us next Wednesday, September 9 at 12pm EST for a very special edition of our ICRF Presents: Brilliant Minds webinar! 🧠💡🇮🇱🎗

This months webinar is in honour childhood cancer awareness month🎗and will be moderated by our very own Dr David Malkin!

🧑🏻‍🔬 Featuring our guest speakers, ICRF funded researcher, Dr Shai Izraeli from Schneider’s Children’s Medical Centre in Israel and Dr Galit Kleiner, neurologist and mother of a childhood cancer survivor, her daughter Sienna (Sisi) Kleiner.

Join us as Dr. Izraeli discusses the progress on cure for childhood cancer. Dr Kleiner will be discussing her experience as the mother of a childhood cancer survivor.

REGISTER TODAY with the link in our bio or at https://www.icrf.ca/icrf-presents-brilliant-minds-a-monthly-webinar-series/

Join ICRF on September 9th @ noon for our Childhood 💛 Cancer Webinar, moderated by our very own Dr. David Malkin from th...
08/31/2020

Join ICRF on September 9th @ noon for our Childhood 💛 Cancer Webinar, moderated by our very own Dr. David Malkin from the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). Our webinar will feature Toronto's Dr. Galit Kleiner and her daughter Sienna (Sisi) & Prof. Shai Izraeli from Schneiders Childrens Medical Centre in Israel 🇮🇱. Register today: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_npsahoLqQM-IaPd2A60HaA

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