Pancreatic, Digestive & Renal System Cancers


Listed below are some of the research projects that ICRF has supported in order to help eradicate Digestive System Cancers:


​Gilad Bachrach, Ph.D.
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
"Role of Natural Killer Cells in Acceleration of Colorectal Carcinoma by Fusobacterium Nucleatum"
Topic:  Colorectal Cancer

Michal Baniyash, Ph.D.
Hebrew University/Hadassah Medical School
"The Role of Myeloid Derived Suppressor Cells in Ulcerative Colitis and Colorectal Cancer"
Topic:  Colorectal Cancer

Michael Elkin, Ph.D.
Hadassah University Hospital
"Role of Heparanase in Coupling Inflammation and Tumorigenesis in Pancreas"
Topic: Inflammation-Driven Pancreatic Cancer

Agnes Klochendler, Ph.D.
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
"The Genetic Program of Cancer Replicating Cells"
Topic:  Understanding the genetic and biochemical distinctions between normal and cancer cells, using liver and pancreas cells as a model

Moran Amit, M.D.
Rambam Healthcare Campus
"Roles of the L1 Cell Adhesion Molecule in the Pathogenesis of Pancreatic Cancer"
Topic:  Preventing the spread of Pancreatic Cancer via nerve invasion

​Sivan Shoshani, Ph.D.
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
"Enhancing the Efficacy of BCG Treatment of Transitional Carcinoma of the Urinary Bladder by Means of Recombinant BCG Bacteria"
Topic:  Using genetically-modified bacteria to prevent tumor progression in Bladder Cancer

Jonathan Axelrod, Ph.D.
Hadassah Medical Organization
"The Influence of IL-6, STAT3 and Gender in Chronic Hepatitis-Associated Liver Cancer"
Topic:  Liver Cancer