Research Symposium

The Jacki and Bruce Barron Cancer Research Scholars’ Program Research Symposium features a two-day symposium and aims to promote the exchange of ideas and facilitate the sharing of research discoveries among researchers from the United States and Israel. The symposium is held in alternating years at City of Hope or at a designated institution in Israel.

The first international research symposium was held on November 9, 2017, with an opening reception and dinner at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena. The research symposium was officially on the City of Hope campus on November 10, followed by the closing dinner at the Langham Hotel. The Los Angeles Chapter of Israel Cancer Research Fund hosted its Gala Dinner at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills the evening of November 11.

The symposium consisted of invited speakers awarded under the first and second-year collaborative grants and sabbaticals components of the program. The event demonstrated the successful exchange of ideas among some of the most passionate and dedicated scientists in the field.  Notable speakers and expert voices spoke on the fight against cancer through the sharing of knowledge and ideas across borders with the noble mission of serving humanity and the common good. The symposium was open to City of Hope faculty, Israeli scientists and other scientists aligned with Israel Cancer Research Fund.

City of Hope has an extensive history of organizing educational seminars and conferences for an international audience, including the annual Levine-Riggs Diabetes Research Symposium, and has hosted a successful conference on stem cell technology with the Government of Israel Economic Mission.



About the Israel Cancer Research Fund

Israel Cancer Research Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization, is the largest nationwide charitable organization in North America solely devoted to supporting cancer research in Israel. Since its establishment in 1975, ICRF has provided more than 2,200 grants to outstanding cancer researchers whose laboratories are located in all of the leading research institutions, universities and hospitals across Israel. For more information, visit