CARE: Center for Advanced REsearch on lung cancer - Established in 2004
About our Center:
- The main goal is aimed at a comprehensive understanding of the molecular genetic events underlying the initiation and progression of lung cancer.
- This is being sought through the multi-pronged parallel analysis of clinical material from patients and individuals at high risk, contributed by the Sheba Medical Center, along with tissue culture-based models established and developed by members of the Center at the Weizmann Institute of Science.
- The joint molecular exploration is accompanied by the introduction of novel methods for increased detection of minute amounts of cancer cells, and identification of genetic risk factors, thereby providing potential tools for better prevention and early detection of lung cancer.
- The work is based on a tight interaction between the clinical and basic research components, wherein clinical material is analyzed by a wide array of cutting-edge molecular technologies, and experimental models are molded to reflect critical molecular events associated with human lung cancer.