To Our Supporters: Message from the Chair
The Case Cancer Council of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center was formed to promote and publicize the work of the 400 researchers who work tirelessly to discover new cancer treatment protocols and earlier and more effective detection tools with the ultimate goal of successfully treating cancer at its earliest possible stage. And of course finding a cure for cancer is always at the forefront of our work, although a daunting task.
There have been exciting developments at our center in the areas of genomics, immunology, stem cells, and drug research that place the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at the forefront of cancer research among the 41 NCI designated comprehensive cancer centers.
While the Center’s collaborative partners – Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic, and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center – are well known and nationally respected for innovation and research in the cancer field, it is less known both locally and nationally that the Case Comprehensive Cancer is the vehicle that allows the 400 researchers from these three institutions to work with a combined and singular purpose. No other designated cancer center has the synergistic powerhouse of member institutions that we have.
I am proud to lead the Case Cancer Council that is composed of members of our community all of whom have demonstrated a special interest in supporting cancer research. We meet several times a year to discuss the impact of our researchers and to create a strategy that increases awareness of our cancer center, with the goal of raising much needed private funding for future research needs.
The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center has the potential of also being an economic juggernaut for the Northeastern Ohio region. The Center has stimulated a number of ventures with biomedical companies that has caused our region to become a focus for bringing our research from the lab bench to the patients’ bedsides.
We hope that all with an interest in cancer research will join our Leadership Council in supporting the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Peter H. Weinberger
Managing Partner, Spangenberg, Shibley, & Liber, LLP
Chair, Case Cancer Council