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…

Keeping An Eye On Mobile Health: Tech News From Israel

Israeli’s Start- Up Presents iPhone Optometry at mHealth Conference   Israel continues to be a leader in mobile health technology, with the medical industry keeping an eye on new developments, particularly in wearable tech. Encouraging the start-up mentality, Israel hosts an annual mHealth conference in Tel Aviv featuring a contest to highlight these new yet innovative…

Remembering Yitzhak Rabin, 20 Years Later

Today, November 4th 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, Israel’s 5th Prime Minister. Years later his name and memory are still held as a symbol for peace within Israel and worldwide. American Friends of Rabin Medical Center is pleased that Yitzhak Rabin’s legacy is upheld in the hospital’s strong mission…

Laughter is the Best Medicine

Leading the way of innovative trends Israel, Rabin Medical Center emphasizes the belief that one’s surroundings can enhance a patient’s healing process. While it is known that Israel leads the way in innovative medical technology, you may surprised to learn that Israel is blazing the trail in the thought that laughter is the best medicine….

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…

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…

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…