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Weizmann Institute receives $8 million grant from Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute

NEW YORK, NY November 9, 2004 The American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science (ACWIS) announced today that the Weizmann Institute in Israel has been awarded an $8 million grant from the Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute (FAMRI). According to ACWIS chairman Robert B. Machinist, the grant will fund the Center for Advanced Research on Lung Cancer (CARE on Lung Cancer). This "Center of Excellence" on the Weizmann Institute campus represents FAMRI's commitment to linking scientists and physicians from various disciplines in order to enhance knowledge relating to exposure to tobacco smoke, and to serve as a new source for methods of detection, diagnosis and therapy for diseases associated with tobacco smoke.

The new center will focus on lung cancer research with an emphasis on instances of the disease caused by second-hand and mainstream tobacco smoke, as well as patient care issues. Importantly, CARE on Lung Cancer will link the Weizmann Institute's world-class cancer and biomedical researchers with leading oncologists from the Sheba Medical Center, a major research-oriented Israeli hospital known for its pioneering approaches to cancer diagnosis and treatment.

"We are thrilled to have received such generous support from FAMRI to advance the prevention, detection and treatment of lung cancer," said Mel Dick, chairman of the ACWIS South Florida Region and Executive Vice President of Southern Wine & Spirits, one of the largest beverage distributors in America. He added, "This grant will be invaluable in helping Weizmann facilitate the collaboration of existing research with treatment protocols." ACWIS' South Florida Region played a pivotal role in securing the FAMRI grant.

Mr. Dick noted that CARE on Lung Cancer will be led by Professor Varda Rotter, Director of the Weizmann Institute's Department of Molecular Cell Biology, and Professor Gideon Rechavi, Co-Director of the Sheba Medical Center's Department of Canc
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Contact: Jeffrey J. Sussman
Jeffrey@acwis.org
212-895-7951
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science
9-Nov-2004


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