AFRMC NYC Cheryl Diamond 5K Run/Walk for Breast and Ovarian Cancer

The NYC 5K Schlep of 2015: Raising awareness and funds for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Battery Park NYC, Sunday, June 21st— On a warm and sunny Father’s Day Sunday morning American Friends of Rabin Medical Center hosted the Fifth Annual Cheryl Diamond 5K SCHLEP Run/Walk for Breast and Ovarian Cancer. Hundreds of participants gathered in…

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…

Mammograms: Does Preventative Screening Save Lives?

The NYT featured this important article on the front page of their paper. The article, “Vast Study Casts Doubts on Value of Mammograms,” is an eye-opening piece that centers around the complex issue of breast cancer prevention and treatment. The study they explore is “one of the largest and most meticulous studies of mammography ever…

A Tomato a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Of course, everyone knows the age-old adage, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but did you know that tomatoes have similar health benefits? The favorable effect of tomato-products rich in lycopene is due to their ability to suppress oxidative stress and to decrease the risk of chronic conditions, such as coronary heart disease,…

A Cousin’s Fund-Raising Effort for a Schlep

On Sunday, July 17, 2011, over 200 breast cancer activists gathered on a warm and sunny morning in Battery Park, downtown Manhattan to participate in the inaugural AFRMC Jewish breast cancer run/walk. Funds raised benefitted the Davidoff Cancer Center at the Rabin Medical center in Petah Tikvah, Israel. In addition to the numerous corporate sponsors,…

Do Soy Foods Increase the Risk of Breast Cancer?

Director of the Integrative Medicine Unit at Rabin Medical Center, Dr. Opher Caspi explains: People the world over rely on soy as a major source of protein, especially in Asia. Beyond being a vital nutritional resource, soy also contains a group of chemicals called phytoestrogens. These are similar to estrogen, an important female sex hormone,…