Israel Cancer Association USA Honors Dr. Jacob Rowe of Rambam Medical Center in Haifa for Stem Cell Transplant Research

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Gala to be held February 2 at Trump’s Mar-A-Lago on Palm Beach.

The Israel Cancer Association USA Annual Gala 2006 will be honoring Dr. Jacob M. Rowe of the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa on Palm Beach as the recipient of the Emanuel G. Rosenblatt Award for Scientific Achievement. On Thursday, February, 2, Dr. Rowe will be available for media interviews via phone prior to the Gala to discuss the impact that the Israel Cancer Association has had on his work and the opportunities afforded to him by generous donations from residents of Palm Beach. To schedule an interview please contact AJR&Partners at 305.665.5755.

The Gala, co-chaired by Roy Apple, Lee Goldstein, Celia Jacobs and Deena Morgan, will also be honoring Peter Brown, President of the ICA USA for the past four years, and his wife Nancy. The Browns, who reside in Palm Beach, Florida, Alpine, New Jersey, and East Hampton, New York, are being recognized for their untiring commitment and generous support for cutting edge cancer research in Israel. “It was a unanimous decision that Peter and Nancy Brown be our honorees this year,” stated Roy Apple, Co-Chair of Gala 2006. “They have both been an integral part of our Israel Cancer Association family since its inception and have consistently demonstrated their generosity and commitment to helping Israel find cures for cancer.”

For the past seven years the Israel Cancer Association USA has recognized an outstanding cancer research scientist, to receive the Emanuel G. Rosenblatt Award for Scientific Achievement. This year’s recipient is Dr. Jacob M. Rowe, Chief of the Department of Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation at the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa.

Dr. Rowe is responsible for establishing a major Stem Cell Transplant Unit at Rambam Medical Center and revitalized the Hematology Department, significantly improving the level of care for patients with Hematologic diseases. Past recipients of this award included Nobel Prize winner Dr. Aaron Ciechanover from Technion in Israel and Dr. Judah Folkman, of Harvard University Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.

The Israel Cancer Association is involved on all fronts in the fight against cancer, supporting research and services in over 30 hospitals and research institutions throughout Israel. Israel has the unlimited ability to conduct stem cell research, which most oncologists believe is the key to finding cures.

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