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…

Keeping An Eye On Mobile Health: Tech News From Israel

Israeli’s Start- Up Presents iPhone Optometry at mHealth Conference   Israel continues to be a leader in mobile health technology, with the medical industry keeping an eye on new developments, particularly in wearable tech. Encouraging the start-up mentality, Israel hosts an annual mHealth conference in Tel Aviv featuring a contest to highlight these new yet innovative…

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…

Tips to Staying Healthy this Holiday Season from Rabin Medical Center

  Tips to Staying Healthy this Holiday Season from Rabin Medical Center It’s the 3rd day of Hannukah and while we remember the victory of  Maccabees and the miracle of the oil that burned for eight days, most of us have celebrated by embracing the holiday tradition of dining on doughnuts (sufyganiyot) and potato pancakes (latkes.) The average jelly doughnut…

Remembering Yitzhak Rabin, 20 Years Later

Today, November 4th 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, Israel’s 5th Prime Minister. Years later his name and memory are still held as a symbol for peace within Israel and worldwide. American Friends of Rabin Medical Center is pleased that Yitzhak Rabin’s legacy is upheld in the hospital’s strong mission…

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…

COPD: When Breathing Gets Tough

Rabin Medical Center is at the forefront of medical research in Israel. A Jerusalem Post article by Judy Siegel-Itzkovich featured a Rabin Medical Center doctor, Benjamin Fox, who specializes in COPD. According to the article, 330,000 Israelis and nearly 330 million people around the world are struggling with this disease. COPD is formally known as…

Should We Accept or Reject Mental Health Labels?

An article entitled, “To Accept or Reject Mental Health Labels, That is the Question” by Krystal Reddick was featured in the Huffington Post explores the pros and cons of mental health labeling. The author of the article has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder for seven years and was reluctant to identify with the mental health label….