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September 1, 2023

September is Blood and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

September has been designated an awareness month for many different cancer types, including blood and ovarian cancers. Read on to learn more about some of the research that ICRF scientists are doing in these areas.

Scientist Hopes to Develop Sensors That Could Help Prevent Recurrence of Ovarian Cancer

Dr. Yavin and his team are working on a novel approach to help a surgeon recognize and remove small clusters of ovarian-cancer cells during surgery. Building on his expertise in the chemistry of peptide nucleic acid (PNA) therapeutics/diagnostics, he proposes to develop a technology that uses a PNA molecular sensor specific to a tumor cell marker (RNA). When bound to RNA, the PNA lights up and becomes fluorescent, distinguishing tumor cells from normal cells.

Shining a Light on Blood Cancer Awareness Month: Inspiring Scientists in the Fight Against Cancer

During Blood Cancer Awareness Month, we proudly highlight the tireless efforts of three exceptional scientists who are leading the charge against blood cancers. Their groundbreaking research and unwavering dedication are changing the landscape of cancer treatment and offering hope to countless individuals and families affected by these diseases.

Gideon Schreiber, PhD

Gideon Schreiber, PhD
Weizmann Institute of Science
The Anita & Jay Kaufman Memorial Project Grant

Meir Shamay, PhD

Meir Shamay, PhD
Bar-Ilan University
Dr. Jerry Gross Memorial Project Grant 

Rina Rosin-Arbesfeld, PhD

Rina Rosin-Arbesfeld, PhD
Tel Aviv University
The ICRF – Redhill Foundation Project Grant 

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