Cancer Research Overview

“It’s okay to fall down. It’s not okay to stay down.”

The quote above is something that Harold Eisenberg used to say to his children when they encountered one of life’s challenges.  The Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation is the Eisenberg family’s way of standing up against the disease that took the life of Harold Eisenberg.

The Foundation is dedicated to funding innovative gastrointestinal cancer research and to fighting against the disease that takes the lives of over 100,000 people each year. Although gastrointestinal cancers are among the most aggressive and deadliest cancers, they are often the least publicly discussed, resulting in fewer funds being directed toward gastrointestinal cancer studies. In fact, primary cancer of the liver is the most common malignancy worldwide and colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States.

Recognizing this imperative need for gastrointestinal cancer research, HEEF partnered with Dr. Al Benson and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University to establish the Harold E. Eisenberg Gastrointestinal Cancer Research Fund, dedicated to developing prevention and treatment strategies.

HEEF is now one of the nation’s largest private organizations committed to gastrointestinal cancer research.