Welcome to ICARE…
The International Cancer Alliance for Research and Education (ICARE) is a multinational, 501(c)(3) non-profit network of global cancer scientists, doctors, and patients. They work in collaboration to identify, evaluate, personalize, and accelerate access to emerging therapeutic options or technologies. ICARE does this by creating personalized exploratory or Investigative Teams (I-Teams) which begin locally with one patient, one doctor and one cancer researcher. As global participants join the ICARE network, these Investigative Teams (I-Teams) allow individual patients and their local doctors to participate in real-time, personalized academic research projects and these projects are driven solely by patient needs and are not limited by institutional and national boundaries.
Why Choose Us?
Managing a life-threatening or life-disrupting illness is often accompanied by a feeling of being overwhelmed. Compounding the physiological impact of the disease, you brave through myriad tests, doctors’ visits, and critical decisions regarding procedures and medications-often while second-guessing whether you’re making the right choices. To help guide you through the process, we are providing you with an unprecedented level of support through a global consortium of physicians and research scientists conferring with you and your personal doctor every step of the way.
1) ICARE was founded and is managed by academic medical scientists and doctors
2) An increasing number of our cancer registrants are scientists/doctors or members of their family
3) With ICARE you can join, support, and learn from creative scientists who are pursuing technologies that may directly benefit you and your doctor
4) Due to ICARE’s live-tissue biobanking contacts, your tissues can be biologically tested for their sensitivity to various global therapeutic options, biomarker and clinical studies
5) After 30 years of distributing therapeutic options and diagnostic advances to the general public, ICARE has switched to creating and funding real-time investigative teams to urgently collaborate, identify, evaluate and accelerate access global options for local patients and their doctors.
ICARE’s Approach to Cancer Patient Care
In recent years, ICARE’s programs began to shift in focus from just providing therapy information to patients to identifying, initiating and funding cutting-edge research projects to “target for destruction”, the tumors of individual patients. In 2010 some of the ICARE global scientists accepted the challenge of partnering with local individual cancer patients and their doctors to form a type of “Manhattan Project” that would try and find viable solutions in “real-time” for immediate clinical issues facing the doctor and patient. Virtual Global Investigative Teams (I-Teams) were assembled and a new approach to patient care called the 10-Step I-Team Process.
Leaderships, Partners, And Sponsors:
The list of Volunteers below includes individuals who have served in the past or are currently serving on
ICARE boards, committees or as advisors. These lists are intended only to illustrate the high quality of
individuals who have been attracted to participate in ICARE programs.
|Name, Title||Location||Name, Title||Location|
|Henry Brem, M.D.||Johns Hopkins University||Michael Link, M.D.||Stanford University|
|Daniel Brookoff, M.D., Ph.D||Reed Baskin Cancer Center||Marc Lippman, M. D.||Miami University|
|Stanley Cohen, Ph.D.*||Vanderbilt University||Susan M. Love, M.D.||UCLA|
|Anthony Coletta, Ph.D.||Cambridge University||Hans Messner, Ph.D.||Toronto, Canada|
|Nancy E. Davidson, M.D.||Johns Hopkins University||Yasuda Muira, M.D.||Jichi Medical School, Japan|
|Allen Eaves, M.D.||Vancouver, Canada||Wolfram Ostertag, Ph. D.||Hamburg, Germany|
|Marc Garnick, M.D.||Harvard University||Howard Pearson, M.D.||Yale University|
|Donna Williams, Ph. D.||Memorial Sloan-Kettering||William Peters, M.D.||Duke/Wayne St. University|
|Alfred L. Goldson, M.D.||Howard University||Bernard Poiesz, M. D.||SUNY/Syracuse|
|James S. Gordon, M.D.||Ctr. For Mind-Body Medicine||Martin Dreyling, M.D.||Univ. Munich, Germany|
|Melvyn Greaves, Ph. D.||London, England||Jack A. Schalken, Ph.D.||Univ. Nijmegen|
|Jimmie C. Holland, M.D.||Memorial Sloan-Kettering||Anil K. Rustgi, M.D.||Netherlands|
|Deane Jacques, M.D.||Neuroscience Institute||Gordon Sato, Ph. D.||Harvard University|
|Junyao Li , M. D.||Beijing Med. Sch., China||Andrew V. Schally, Ph. D.*||Tulane University|
|Benita Katzenellenbogen, Ph.D||University of Illinois||Jerry L. Spivak, M. D.||Johns Hopkins University|
|Byoung-Kook Kim, M.D.||Seoul, South Korea||Arthur J. Sytkowski, M.D.||Harvard University|
|Raymond Kuhn, Ph.D||Wake Forest University|
Board of Trustees
|W. David Hankins, Ph.D||ICARE Chairmen, Bethesda, MD|
|Raymond Kuhn, Ph.D||Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC|
|George Hemstreet, M.D., Ph.D||Univ. Nebraska Med. Sch, Omaha, Nebraska|
|Steve Radabough||Germantown, MD|
|Junvao Li, M.D||Beijing Medical School, China|
|Robert Barnett, M.D.||Surgical Oncology, Rockville, MD|
|Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky||Former Member of Congress, Narberth, Pennsylvania|
|Charles Rodgers, Ph.D||National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD|
Trustees Advisory Board
|Name, Title||Name, Title||Name, Title||Name, Title|
|Joseph Charyk||Colleen Nunn||Eiyind Bjerke||Shelley Mulitz|
|C. Boyden Gray||Denise O’ Neil||Buffy Cafritz||Pamela Ohrstrom|
|Susan J. Blumenthal, M.D.||David Smith||Jean Wallace Douglas||Chuck Stone|
|Margo Hauer||Deborah Szekely||Ann Jordan||Faith Waters|
|Alyne Massey||Robert K. Zelle||Cynthia Helms||Gerry Ohrstrom|
Friends of ICARE
Susan Saint James, Eric Johanson, Craig Nalen, Christopher Rodgers, and Sen. Fred D. Thompson
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