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Charles (Chip) SerlinDear Friends:

Welcome to our Israel Cancer Research Fund (“ICRF”) Chicago page! We invite you to become part of our community to support Israeli Cancer scientists in their tireless efforts to find more cures and treatments for cancer.

We are all emotionally connected to cancer because cancer has touched almost everyone’s life directly or indirectly.  ICRF offers each of us an opportunity to take up arms in the war against cancers by raising funds for Israeli scientist that are investigating cutting edge cancer research.

Why Israel?

To cure cancer, we must have research. Israel has overcome tremendous odds in its short history to become a world leader in many areas including cancer research. The bright minds, toughness in spirit, and the adroit use of resources make Israel a great place for cancer research.


Over 70 world renown scientists, MDs, and PhDs comprise the ICRF Scientific Review Panel (“SRP”). These accomplished men and women donate their valuable time to review the Israeli grant applications and provide guidance on which grants to fund.  The SRP allows ICRF to make intelligent funding decisions, which has resulted in countless findings and two Nobel Prize winners.  ICRF grant funding is targeted and effective, which makes every dollar raised incredibly valuable.

ICRF also contributes to the stability of Israel both economically and geo-politically. Economically, the funded grants employ lab assistants and technicians along with the money to procure materials and other resources. Further, the ongoing breakthroughs in technologies, including cancer research, improve Israel’s status geo-politically.

If you feel, as I feel, that ICRF can truly improve the odds of conquering cancer, I invite you to learn more about ICRF Chicago Chapter by visiting “Contact Us” on our web page or email [email protected].  Also, please follow the progress of ICRF-funded scientists,  and subscribe to our newsletter.

Best wishes,

Charles Serlin
ICRF Chicago Board Chair

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    Zivit Blonder
    Brian Bromberg
    Aaron Brooks
    Richard Edelheit
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    Michael Nortman
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    Michelle Primack
    Rebecca Raff
    Jaime Rhum
    Jeff Robbins
    Brad Silva, MD, JD
    David Zadikoff

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Marnie Levine
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Steve Steinberg

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