The Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation

2014

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38 Cancer Research 540 W. Frontage Road, Suite 2210 | Northfeld IL 60093 | 847-433-3050 | info@eisenbergfoundation.org | www.eisenbergfoundation.org | Today's patients, tomorrow's survivors. Established in 1999, the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation honors the memory of Harold Eisenberg by fghting gastrointestinal cancer (the disease that took his life) and carrying on his legacy as a leader and educator with real estate education programs. Over 17,600 tissue samples collected, any of which could hold a key to fnding a cure $1,000,000 donated to the fght against gastrointestinal cancers Nearly 100% of eligible cancer patients donate 20% of all cancers are gastrointestinal Colorectal cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States 1 in 20 risk in U.S. of developing colorectal cancer GI Cancer: By the Numbers Your gift helps our donors give the real gift > > > > Collecting tissue samples allows oncologists to examine the genes or biological pathways of each patient's individual tissue, helping identify if and what drugs are required to treat the patient. bringing us closer to personalized medicine offering truly customizable treatment solutions for patients, ultimately promising to improve patient care and outcomes for colon cancer patients. Banking tissue samples equips current and future researchers with the specimens necessary to engage in scien- tifc studies that explore ways to develop better drugs, What is GI Cancer? Esophagus Stomach Liver Gallbladder Pancreas Colon Small Intestine Rectum Your donation aids the GI Oncology Program in identifying and consenting patients to retrieve tissue during colorectal tumor resection. Who We Are Te Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation is dedicated to fnding a cure for gastrointestinal cancers through cutting-edge research aimed at saving lives. What We Do HEEF funds gastrointestinal cancer research in partnership with the Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. Te cornerstone of our current eforts is the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation's Gastrointestinal Cancer Tissue Bank, one of the only of its kind in the Midwest. Te bank, established in 2008, stores over 17,600 tissue samples from patients diagnosed with colorectal malignancies, and is at the forefront of cancer medicine. Why it's Important > Gastrointestinal cancers are a major health concern for people in the United States and across the globe. Despite this, they are ofen the least publicly discussed, resulting in fewer funds being directed toward gastrointestinal cancer research that is critical to saving lives. > The Lurie Cancer Center —one of only two National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehen- sive Cancer Centers in Illinois and one of 41 in the nation—is committed to being a national leader in the battle to overcome cancer. > Tissue banks are the future of cancer medicine. Tey are key to personalized medicine, allowing researchers to study what characterizes cancer tissues so that they can improve their capacity to prevent, detect and treat current and future patients. Te progress made possible through the bank is making important contributions to the local academic research community, as well as to global eforts to improve cancer treatments.

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