Category Archive for: Cancer

ISRAEL’S HEALTH MINISTRY APPROVES PROGRAMME TO DETECT LUNG CANCER EARLIER

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Ministry of Health to pilot lung cancer screening programme proven internationally to catch up to 80% of tumours in their earliest stage. The Health Ministry has approved a three-year pilot programme for early detection of lung cancer that could substantially increase the number of patients cured of the otherwise deadly disease, according to Prof. Dorith…



Welcome to the decade when medicine meets sci-fi fantasy

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Edited from an article in The Times, 17 January 2020. Thanks to AI and genome editing, age-defying treatment breakthroughs that were just out of our reach should become reality, says Tom Whipple. In the next ten years medicine will get cleverer, more targeted and personalised. But what is personalised medicine? Experimental genetic therapies find their way…



HADASSAH IS FIRST IN MIDDLE EAST TO USE NEW TUMOUR DIAGNOSTIC TEST

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Hadassah Medical Centre in Jerusalem, a leader in the field of molecular diagnosis of tumours, has announced that its Molecular Pathology and Diagnostic Tumours department is now the first location in the Middle East and third outside of the United States to conduct a unique tumour diagnostic test within its own laboratories that help inform…



Basket Ball Stars Bring Joy to Children at Hadassah Hospital

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For the 24th year in a row, the basketball stars of Hapoel Jerusalem came to Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem to bring holiday cheer to the paediatric patients. Parents wearing a mix of head coverings—kippot, scarves, and hijabs—and their children enjoyed the Chanukah party. Speakers compared the tall and famous basketball players to the heroic Maccabees…



Wohl Institute for Translational Medicine Inaugurated at Hadassah

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The Wohl Institute for Translational Medicine, a new centre geared toward applied research for personalised medicine, was inaugurated on October 24th at the Hadassah Medical Organisation (HMO).  The new multidisciplinary institute is a result of a partnership among the Wohl Legacy in the United Kingdom, Hadassah International United Kingdom, and HMO. The Wohl Institute: Offers…



Hadassah Doctors Give a Gazan Patient with an Incurable Skin Disease a “Normal Life”

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Even the experienced hand surgeons at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem had never seen such a shocking development: their patient’s hands, with encrusted, wood-like growths, looked as if they had metamorphosed into trees. Hadassah Senior Hand and Microvascular Surgeon Dr. Michael Chernofsky first met 42-year-old Mohammed Taluli from Gaza when Mr. Taluli came in to his…



Hadassah’s breast screening centre head shows the prospective on preventable care.

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The most important adversary to breast cancer screening is fear, says Dr. Tamar Sella, Head of the Marlene Greenebaum Multidisciplinary Diagnostic Breast Centre. “But you don’t have to write your will if we find a lump,” explains Dr. Sella, “because the vast majority turn out to be benign. So there is no reason to panic.”…



Creative “Magic Tricks” reduce need to sedate children for radiation treatment

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Until recently, children in Israel with cancer were almost always sedated for radiation treatment. At the Hadassah Medical Center, however, that is changing. Since August, a dozen sick children have undergone radiation without sedation. “If children aren’t sedated in certain other countries, why should the situation be any different here?” asked Emuna Steimetz, a teacher…



REINVENTING HADASSAH’S WEINSTOCK PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY DEPARTMENT

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Dr. Gal Goldstein, Head of Hadassah’s Dyna & Fala Weinstock Department of Paediatric Haemato-Oncology. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM) Hadassah invested a lot of energy, time and money to re-establish the department. BY RIVKAH LAMBERT ADLER Jerusalem Post JANUARY 5, 2019 You wouldn’t think a paediatric oncology department would be a laughter-filled place, but Nurse…



World Multiple Sclerosis Day -Aly’s Blog

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JUGGLING… It’s not just for entertainers Many of you may have seen a recent YouTube link that went viral. It showed a young boy juggling 3 Rubik Cubes whilst successfully solving each of them! I believe he broke the World Record for his challenge, but in “real life” we all spend our time juggling. Mostly…



Hadassah highlights -Hadassah Heroes.

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Jerusalem brothers reinvent the concept of cancer caregiving. It might take a village to raise a child, but it takes an army to defeat cancer. “Winning the battle against cancer is like going to war. You cannot win the battle without family support or without the support of an outreach organization because there is tremendous…



The Woman Behind a Trailblazing Treatment

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Hadassah’s Prof. Michal Lotem, a trailblazer in melanoma research and healing, is treating her patients with a personalised protocol that only a handful of oncology centres around the globe are able to offer. When her patients come to her with Stage IV metastatic melanoma, where standard treatments have failed, Prof. Lotem uses a cutting-edge immunotherapy…



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