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Slowing cancer's spread

Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019
(l-r) David and Ety Alcalay

(l-r) David and Ety Alcalay

In February, the American Committee welcomed Prof. Deborah Fass, Head of the Department of Structural Biology. During her visit to the Florida and Mid-Atlantic Regions, Prof. Fass spoke about her novel approach to slowing down the spread of cancer using antibodies to inhibit metastasis, as well as the incredible potential that this breakthrough could someday have on anti-cancer drugs.


In Florida, Prof. Fass led a special presentation at the home of Marjorie Baron and Michael Spritzer. She later spoke to almost 90 guests at the home of Florida Regional Board Co-Chair Ety Alcalay and her husband David. As part of the program, supporters also shared their personal connection to the Weizmann Institute.


In the Mid-Atlantic Region, Prof. Fass joined donors, friends, and Weizmann alumni for a luncheon at the Dennis and Phillip Ratner Museum. Later in the evening, she attended an intimate gathering at Char Bar, where the conversation continued in a casual, roundtable setting. The events were inspiring to all Weizmann friends present—new and old alike.