Support Tel Aviv University’s revolutionizing work with Cancer Research
Each cancer operates like its own disease. That is why the fight is so long and hard.
By supporting Cancer research at Tel Aviv University you are ensuing that leading research is being taken out of the lab and brought directly to the patient’s bed side.
With your donation, you can transform cancer research and ensure another patients care.
Tel Aviv University has 17 affiliated hospitals and 600 cancer researchers, TAU is the largest cancer research network in Israel and is an internationally renowned centre of excellence in the cancer field.
TAU clinical researchers, physicians, and surgeons hold leading roles at the oncology, surgery, and pathology departments of Israel’s major medical centres which, combined, treat more than 10,000 new cancer patients every year.
Two examples are the great work of :
Prof. Satchi-Fainaro faculty of Medicine– who is developing novel drug delivery strategies to treat different tumors.
Dr. Dinorah Friedmann-Morvinski, Faculty of Life Sciences – a newly recruited scientist.
Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common and deadliest of malignant primary brain tumors for which conventional therapies are essentially palliative. Dr. Dinorah Friedmann-Morvinski has established a new laboratory where she is developing novel strategies to attack mainly the cancer stem cell subpopulation in GBM, which has been linked to radiation and chemotherapy resistance. During her post-doc at the Salk Institute and using nanotechnology and a lentiviral-induced mouse model of GBM, Dr. Friedmann-Morvinski identified a novel marker expressed on glioma cells. In her new lab and in collaboration with Prof. Zelig Eshhar, the pioneer of CAR-immunotherapy, she has designed a CAR-T cell targeting this newly identified glioma marker. Her ultimate goal is to combine adoptive immune gene therapy and nanotechnology to target glioma stem cells.
These close academic-clinical ties ensure that discoveries made in the lab are transformed into real-world clinicalsolutions as quickly as possible.
With your donation, you can transform cancer research.
Please make your gift today.