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October 5, 2021

Michael Elkin, PhD

Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School

ICRF Project Grant Recipient

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

ICRF is currently supporting nine projects in the area of breast cancer research. Meet one of the newly-funded researchers for 2021-2022 below:

Michael Elkin, PhD, a recipient of an ICRF Project Grant at Hadassah Medical Organization, is studying the link between obesity and breast cancer. Obesity is associated with metabolic endotoxemia – the chronic presence of extremely low, but biologically significant, levels of bacterial endotoxin. Dr. Elkin believes that the continued presence of subclinical levels of bacterial endotoxin aids in the formation of breast cancer cells. His team will test this hypothesis, using newly-established experimental tools, in animal models and clinical samples.

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