Research at Rabin Medical Center

Establishing the fibrinogen-like protein 2 (FGL2) as a novel biomarker and a therapeutic target for cancer diagnosis By: Dr. Esther Rabizadeh and Dr. Izhack Cherny Location: Hematology Laboratory, Rabin Medical Center This particular research project focuses on cancer diagnosis or detection. The goal is to enable the identification of cancer development in human individuals through…

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…

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…

The Ethics of Embryonic Genetic Testing

In the Jewish religion, before Jews of Ashkenazi (West European) descent marry, the couple in question are often advised by a rabbi or family member to undergo genetic testing, to determine in advance if the marrying couple are carriers of any genetic diseases that may be harmful to future children who are born. Today’s front…

Small Intestine Transplantation Breakthrough in Israel

For the first time ever in Israel, the dedicated staff at the Rabin Medical Center performed a small intestine transplant in an adult. The operation lasted 10 hours, and required immense planning and preparation. Prior to this, small intestine transplants had only been performed in a few, select hospitals throughout the world. The recipient was…

Prostate Cancer: New, Life-Saving Information

Cancer is a very scary word. Many men (and women) don’t like to even fathom the possibility. But the truth is that it is incredibly important to be well-informed and well-prepared, in order to fight effectively. While it is true that prostate cancer is the most common of all cancers in men over the age of 50, there are…

5 Medical Advances Pioneered by Israel’s Rabin Medical Center

2013 was a monumental year for Israel’s Rabin Medical Center. From physical expansion and growth to the exploration of uncharted medical territory, the hospital made tremendous gains. In terms of scientific advancement and innovation, future patients of the hospital will benefit from the incredible work that was done. RMC pioneered research and technology that will…