Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Warriors by Monica Calabrese

Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Warriors by Monica Calabrese I am happy to be part of this privileged community, the sisterhood of Breast Cancer Warriors! Ever since my diagnosis in October 2017, and getting over the terrifying shock and realization that I too was facing this disease, I have encountered nothing but wonderful people in my…

The Future Of Heart Surgery, In The Palm Of His Hand

Aortic stenosis, wherein the valves of the heart don’t fully open, has long been a bane of the cardiology community, which has historically resorted to risky open-heart valve-replacement surgery or simply deemed aortic stenosis patients inoperable. But in recent years, transcatheter aortic valve replacement – which, in a nutshell, inserts a stent into a narrowed…

A BRCA Story

I tested positive for the cancer-causing BRCA mutation. Now what? By Laura Osman, Published by JTA Curiosity about my ancestry spurred me to order an at-home genetic testing kit by mail earlier this year. Maybe my blonde hair was a result of some hidden Swedish genes? When the kit arrived, I quickly spit in the…

Rabin Medical Center Updates

CUTTING EDGE MEDICAL RESEARCH AT RABIN MEDICAL CENTER 2018 has been a busy year at Rabin Medical Center in Israel. Dr. Bror Dicker, head of the Obesity Clinic at Hasharon Hospital at Rabin Medical Center is studying the relationship between gut hormones and weight loss. Professor Eran Sharon at Rabin Medical Center is developing a…

ISRAEL HEALING WITH HUMOR

ISRAEL HEALING WITH HUMOR Dr. Amnon Raviv, a medical clown, uses humor for patients with serious illnesses and states, “is a survival order – a weapon to fight disease.” For the past 15 years, Raviv has worked as a medical clown at The Rabin Medical Center-Beilinson Campus. Known for earning the first doctorate in the world…

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…