Hormone-fueled breast cancer cells halted with new approach

Researchers have found a way to deplete breast cancer cells of energy and thus halt their growth. The findings may one day help to alleviate treatment-resistant breast cancer. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), 2 in 3 cancers are hormone-driven, meaning breast cancer cells possess proteins that act as hormone receptors and feed off of…

Rabin Medical Center News

News from Rabin Medical Center – Obesity in Adolescence Linked With Subsequent Colorectal Cancer Overweight and obesity in adolescence were associated with an increased risk for colon cancer later in life among both men and women, according to the results of a recent study. Obesity, but not overweight, was also linked to subsequent rectal cancer….

Israel Sends Aid To Flood-Battered Texas

Humanitarian aid organizations IsraAID and iAID send teams to help clear debris, clean ruined homes and offer psychological support to Harvey survivors. Two teams of Israeli aid experts are on their way to Texas to provide vital relief and psychosocial support to the thousands of people who have lost everything in the catastrophic Tropical Storm…

Coming of age, Israel biotech sector gets ready for market

The sale of Israeli drugmaker NeuroDerm to Japanese pharma giant Mitsubishi Tanabe for $1.1 billion last month in the largest ever purchase of an Israeli healthcare company, has put the spotlight on Israel’s biotech sector, where a number of other firms are gearing up for commercialization of their product.   NeuroDerm develops treatments for patients…

New Breast Cancer Treatment Options

New breast cancer blood test could improve treatment options in more serious cases ‘Liquid biopsy’ detects tumor DNA and can track alterations in 13 different genes.   Women with advanced stages of breast cancer could receive potentially life-extending personalized treatment after taking a new blood test that detects tumor DNA. The test, known as a…

Effective Immunotherapy Steps Closer With New T Cell Study

Effective Immunotherapy Steps Closer With New T Cell Study  In a recent study, researchers report some progress in developing an immunotherapy for ovarian cancer. However, they also outline the considerable challenges that remain before the treatment can be made effective for this and other cancers that have solid tumors. The researchers presented the findings at…

My Breast Cancer Story by Rebecca Guenther

  In March of 2013 after a routine mammogram I received a diagnosis of breast cancer. After discovering that I was a carrier of the BRCA2 mutation I had a bilateral mastectomy in April, breast reconstruction and ovarian removal in May. Fortunately, the cancer was small, only in one breast, and hadn’t spread to the…

Weight Linked to Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among men over the age of 60 in the U.S. According to David Levy, M.D., of Cleveland Clinic, “for the last couple of decades, one of the prevailing correlations has been weight and it seems over a number of different studies that have been…

New Gene Linked to Greater Risk of Brain & Ovarian Cancers

New Gene Linked to Greater Risk of Brain & Ovarian Cancers  Genetic changes and variants linked to the development of brain and ovarian cancers have been discovered in two new studies. This significant development offers researchers the chance to understand more about how these cancers develop and how they may one day be treated or…