Howard Cedar is among hundreds of Israeli scientists whose research has been supported by the Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF), a charitable organization funded predominately by North American Jews that aims to keep Israeli researchers in the country performing cutting-edge research instead of losing them in a "brain drain" to institutions abroad with more money and resources.
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That's the gist of next week's casino-themed evening that will officially launch Visions -- The Next Generation, the newly assembled under-40 division of Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF).
ICRF is one of many Jewish organizations to form a separate division in efforts to reach out to the next generation.
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