Is the Cost of Cancer Medication Worthwhile?

  Is the Cost of Cancer Medication Worthwhile? Rabin Medical Center’s Dr. Daniel Goldstein explores the rising price of cancer medications and creates an equation to see if the cost is in fact justified. Dr. Goldstein is at the forefront of the fight between oncologists and pharmaceutical companies with research that will help determine if…

Genetically modified T- Cells Help in the Fight Against Cancer.

Genetically modified T- Cells, with developmental roots in Israel, might be one step closer to helping the fight against cancer. 27 out of 29 patients, in a study conducted at the University of Pennsylvania’s Abramson Cancer Center and the Perelman School of Medicine not only saw their cancer go into remission, but in some cases…

Tips to Staying Healthy this Holiday Season from Rabin Medical Center

  Tips to Staying Healthy this Holiday Season from Rabin Medical Center It’s the 3rd day of Hannukah and while we remember the victory of  Maccabees and the miracle of the oil that burned for eight days, most of us have celebrated by embracing the holiday tradition of dining on doughnuts (sufyganiyot) and potato pancakes (latkes.) The average jelly doughnut…

A Nutritional Intervention Decreases Breast Density in BRCA Carriers

Women who are carriers of the BRCA gene mutation are at high risk of developing breast cancer, and there is a large body of evidence suggesting that 3,3-diindolylmethane (DIM), a dimer of indole-3-carbinol found in cruciferous vegetables, can potentially prevent carcinogenics and tumor development. DIM is a popular food supplement and the National Cancer insitiute…

Almond Macaroons For Passover

Passover is coming soon, and new recipes are a great way to celebrate. The New York Times article Macaroons for Passover With a Difference by Joan Nathan features a  traditional recipe of almond macaroons that are sure to make a difference celebrating your holiday. This recipe was found from Ms. Khalastchy, an 86 year old originally…

Angelina Jolie Pitt: Cancer Preventative Strategies

In the past two years, movie star filmmaker and special envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Angelina Jolie Pitt came forward about her choice to have a preventative double mastectomy after taking a blood test that revealed she carried a mutation in the BRCA1 gene. After this surgery Angelina promised to to follow…

New Initiatives In Testing for BRCA Gene

The article Should more Ashkenazi Jews Use Test For Cancer Gene? Doctors are Split (Foward Newspaper, March 20th 2015) by Karen Tucks shows a new initiative offering subsidized screening for cancer-causing mutations in Ashenazi Jews. The program, led by Susan Klugman, medical director of PJGH, will offer screenings for mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes…