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…

Genetically modified T- Cells Help in the Fight Against Cancer.

Genetically modified T- Cells, with developmental roots in Israel, might be one step closer to helping the fight against cancer. 27 out of 29 patients, in a study conducted at the University of Pennsylvania’s Abramson Cancer Center and the Perelman School of Medicine not only saw their cancer go into remission, but in some cases…

New research shines a light on how Cancer develops

The most popular belief, in the development of cancer cells, has been that genes suddenly mutate, likely with the aid of outside sources or random selection. These genes continue to split spreading their mutation until it’s too late and cancer has formed. But this theory, common as it may be, is one that leaves researches…

Personalized BRCA Gene Prostate Cancer Screening in Israel

Dr. David Margel, Division of Urology at the Davidoff Cancer Center at Rabin Medical Center, is one of the foremost prostate cancer researchers in Israel. His study entitled, Personalized Prostate Cancer Screening among Male Carrying in the BRCA 1 & 2 Genes, explains the hesitancy and importance when dealing with prostate cancer. Prostate cancer screening…

Trying Different Drugs on Different Cancers

A recent New York Times article “A Faster Way to Try Many Drugs on Many Cancers” by Gina Kolata gives a new insight into cancer treatment. The article features the story of 78-year-old, Erika Hurwitz, whose rare cancer of the white blood cells didn’t respond to both chemotherapy and radiation. Her cancer was treated due…

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…

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…