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…

Trying Different Drugs on Different Cancers

A recent New York Times article “A Faster Way to Try Many Drugs on Many Cancers” by Gina Kolata gives a new insight into cancer treatment. The article features the story of 78-year-old, Erika Hurwitz, whose rare cancer of the white blood cells didn’t respond to both chemotherapy and radiation. Her cancer was treated due…

4th Annual Cheryl Diamond NYC 5k Schlep 2014

FACT: AFRMC hosts the Cheryl Diamond NYC 5k Run/Walk to benefit a BRCA Multidisciplinary Clinic to serve women and men at high risk of breast and ovarian cancer at Israel’s Rabin Medical Center’s Davidoff Cancer Center, the leading oncology center in Israel and the Middle East.  FACT: Rabin Medical Center partners with Memorial Sloan Kettering and…

Making Nursing More Compassionate

Israel’s Rabin Medical Center always has a finger on the pulse of innovative medical tools and techniques. This has led to the creation of many substantial programs that help support both patients and their health care providers. The newest program developed by Rabin Medical Center is called Mindfulness and Spirituality Based Nursing: The Power of Compassion…

Intimate Women’s Luncheon with Letty Cottin Pogrebin

AFRMC would like to report that our Annual Women’s Luncheon, which was this past Tuesday (April 8th, 2014), was a success. The purpose of the event was to allow friends and donors to come together in order to benefit the BRCA Multidisciplinary Clinic in Israel’s Rabin Medical Center. The BRCA Multidisciplinary Clinic serves women at…

New Wave of Preventative Surgeries are Saving Lives

A new study has found that women with certain genetic mutations such as BRCA1 gene mutation, which greatly raises their risk of breast and ovarian cancer, can cut the risk by as much as 80% if they get their ovaries removed by age 35 (Fox 1). This is the first study to show how much…

Ending a Paradox: Israel’s New Approach to Organ Donation

  Organ donation has been a controversial subject for many people. In America, it is “estimated that 18 patients on the waiting list in America die every day” (Ofrim 1). Americans rely on altruism, which means that we have to patiently wait for the death of a kind person who has chosen to donate their organs. Other…

Out with the Old, In with the Not-So-New?

This particular NYTimes article by Denise Grady featured a brave, 8 year old boy named, Jonathan Nunez. When Jonathan was an infant his liver failed: At 8 months, a transplant was his only hope. His parents took a chance on an unusual operation: He had a transplant, but part of his own liver was left in place…