2004 Nobel Laureate Scientist, Professor Aaron Ciechanover, an Israel Cancer Association (ICA) funded researcher and current Honorary President, recently presented two scientific presentations in Palm Beach while on a fundraising trip to support cancer research fellowships. These fellowships will be awarded to distinguished Israeli scientists in ICA's fight against cancer.
Israel Cancer Association USA (ICA USA) Board President Bruce Koppel said: "We were so pleased to have had Professor Ciechanover in Palm Beach to meet our donors and discuss Israel's groundbreaking research".
Professor Ciechanover addressed private gatherings of donors in Palm Beach homes on the topic of "Cancer therapy and personalized medicine - there is hope at the end of the tunnel". The events were hosted by Nancy and Peter Brown and by Jane and Richard Karp.
Professor Ciechanover received the 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery, with Avram Hershko and Irwin Rose, of ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation. His findings ultimately led to a therapy for cervical cancer, which has had a global impact on the health of young women.