Tag Archive for cancer

CANCER BREAKTHROUGH: Israeli Nobel Prize winner leads team to discovery

By i24news


A new study by Israeli researchers at the Israel Institute of Technology’s cancer research center could prove to be “most significant” in controlling the growth of cancer cells, Israeli media reported on Sunday.

Scientists will sequence the genetic codes of about 75,000 patients with cancer and rare diseases – Photo: Leon Neal/AFP/File

A team of Israeli researchers at the Technion’s Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, headed by Prof. Aaron Ciechanover, an Israeli Nobel Prize winner in chemistry, and led by Dr.

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Israeli Cancer Vaccine Initiates Favorable Reaction In 90% Of Cancer Types


Video icon JPEG WATCH: An Israeli biotechnology company has developed a vaccine for cancer, which is not designed to treat the illness – but to attack and kill the cells preventing it from returning.

By Jonathan Neff, NoCamels.com


There’s no doubt that cancer is one of the world’s most vicious diseases. For decades, scientists have been trying to find a cure for cancer, a terminal illness that kills 8 million people worldwide every year. With 14 million new cancer cases diagnosed around the globe every year, according to the World Health Organization, the need for prevention is vital. Now, an Israeli biotechnology company is developing a vaccine for cancer, which is not designed to treat the disease – but to prevent it from returning. Continue Reading »

Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital discovery may help detect colon & uterine cancers early


A senior oncologist at Hadassah Hospital says the study finds it is possible to identify a genetic mutation that raises the chances of suffering from colon or uterine cancers, allowing the prevention and/or early treatment of the cancers.

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Israeli scientists: Treat cancer at night

Medical researchers at Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science find timing may be everything, in eliminating the spread of tumors.


They emerge at night, while we sleep unaware, growing and spreading out as quickly as they can. And they are deadly.

Lab mouse

A lab mouse in New York. The mice in the Weizmann study did better when receiving the cancer drug at night. – Photo: Bloomberg

It turns out tumors spread faster at night time, Weizmann Institute of Science researchers showed in findings recently published in Nature Communications, suggesting that it would be better to deliver cancer treatments in the wee hours of the night.

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Revolutionary Israeli treatment facilitates cancer patients’ bodies to heal themselves

Meet Keytruda, the Israeli drug for fighting metastatic melanoma. If this new treatment known as immunotherapy lives up to expectations, the world of oncology will undergo a real treatment revolution within just a few years.

By Sarit Rosenblum


At the age of 68, Prof. Ben-Shabbat noticed an odd-looking sore on his head. “They told me at the hospital that it’s a melanoma and needs to be surgically removed,” he relates. “After the operation, I said to myself, thank God it’s gone.” But the sore reappeared, on his neck this time. The doctors informed Ben-Shabbat and his family that they were dealing with a metastatic growth, and that Ben-Shabbat’s future looked bleak. Continue Reading »

Jerusalem Study: All Jewish Ashkenazi women should be tested for cancer

Currently, Jewish women are only tested for the BRCA1 & BRCA2 gene mutations if they report high incidences of cancer among their female relatives.


All Ashkenazi Jewish women should be routinely tested for two genetic mutations, even if they do not have a family history of breast cancer, a leading researcher said in an article published on Friday.


A patient and a technician during mammogram screening. – Photo: AP

The connection between harmful mutations in the tumor suppressor genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 and hereditary breast-ovarian cancer is well-established, but women are typically only screened if they report high incidences of cancer among close female relatives. Continue Reading »

Israel’s MobileOCT Detects Cancer With a Mobile Phone

MobileOCT is a biophotonics company developing point-of-care solutions so that every person will be able to save their own life or the life of their loved one using accessible technologies.


When Apple founder Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone’s mobile app store with a catchphrase promising that whatever need one might have, “there’s an app for that,” he probably wasn’t thinking about screening for cervical cancer.

MobileOCT - Screenshot

MobileOCT – Screenshot

Although it’s the leading cause of cancer death among women in low-resource settings, cervical cancer can be easily treated on the spot with freezing gas if it’s caught in the first five years. Continue Reading »

Israelis do it again: The Development of ‘NaNose’ That Detects Lung Cancer


Professors from Tel Aviv University’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine and the Technion produced the NaNose: a Breathalyzer test that ‘smells’ lung cancer in its early stages of development.

By NoCamels Team


Lung cancer is considered the deadliest of all cancers, the culprit for over 27 percent of all cancer deaths in the U.S. annually. However, the reason for this worrisome statistic derives not from the fact that it is more common, but from the challenges of detecting its deadly progression. Lung cancer attacks without leaving any fingerprints, quietly afflicting its victims and metastasizing uncontrollably — to the point of no return. Continue Reading »

Israeli Researchers from Hebrew University Synthesize Cancer-Fighting Molecule

Molecule triggers reaction in crucial enzyme allows cancer-infected cells to become more receptive to accepting treatment & enhances the effectiveness of cancer-treating drugs. 

By Tova Dvorin


Hebrew University researchers have pinpointed the process by which tumors become resistant to cancer treatments, according to NoCamels, paving the way for significant changes in cancer-treating drugs.

While Israel has developed several anti-cancer drugs, not every patient will benefit from every drug; the correct cancer treatment for any given person must be individualized. Research has thus focused heavily on determining why certain tumors reject specific treatments – and how to universalize anti-cancer drugs to become more and more accessible. Continue Reading »

Tel Aviv University’s Dept of Cell Research Finds New Way To Fight Ovarian Cancer


The research is 2-fold: to provide a specific target for anti-cancer drugs to increase their therapeutic benefits, & to reduce the toxic side effects of anti-cancer therapies.

By NoCamels Team


Ovarian cancer accounts for more deaths of American women than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. According to the American Cancer Society, one in 72 American women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and one in 100 will ultimately die of the condition.


Now Prof. Dan Peer of Tel Aviv University’s Department of Cell Research and Immunology has proposed a new strategy to tackle an aggressive subtype of ovarian cancer using a new nanoscale drug-delivery system designed to target specific cancer cells. Continue Reading »

Israeli Camara-Pill to Replace Dreaded Colonoscopy

Set to replace colonoscopies with ‘PillCam’ technology, an Israeli company has received FDA approval & also just entered the Japanese market.

By Ari Yashar


In August Given Imaging, an Israeli medical technology company, received FDA approval for their Pill Cam SB3 which will potentially replace colonoscopies in screening for colorectal cancer.

Screenshot of PillCam SB 3 Animation clip

Screenshot of PillCam SB 3 Animation clip

Furthermore, the company announced Monday that Japan’s Central Social Insurance Medical Council has approved reimbursement for Given Imaging’s PillCam COLON, according to The Wall Street Journal.

While men and women over 50 are advised to have a colonoscopy every 10 years, No Camels – Israel Innovation News notes that some studies show 50% of Americans over 50 forgo the procedure due to its uncomfortable nature.  Continue Reading »

Israeli University Scientists Discover New Therapy For Brain Cancer

Israeli researchers at the Hadassah Medical School of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem made a ground breaking discovery of a cancer-driving protein.

By Kochava Rozenbaum


Regina Golan-Gerstl, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow at the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, has successfully identified a genetic protein which is involved in the development of the most common and aggressive type of brain cancer found in adults called glioblastoma.

Rotem Karni and team in the lab – Photo from Facebook

For the 22,000 American citizens who are diagnosed each year with brain cancer, these never before known molecular aspects can provide new diagnosis and treatment options for patients. Continue Reading »

Israeli Jumbo Jet returns to airport to retrieve cancer-stricken girl


When Passport was found on board, El Al pilot turns packed airliner AROUND to retrieve cancer-stricken girl, 11, after having to leave her behind when she lost her passport.


By Ryan Gorman


An Israeli airline – with the support of everyone on-board – turned around a plane to pick up an 11-year-old cancer patient.

Planes almost never turn around: No one could believe the plane returned to pick up Chomsky

Planes almost never turn around: No one could believe the plane returned to pick up Chomsky

All set to fly to New York August 7 to attend a camp for paediatric cancer patients, Inbar Chomsky, was taken off an El-Al Airlines flight after her passport went missing. Continue Reading »

New Israeli drug during chemotherapy successfully prevents damage to ovaries

For years, medical researchers have been working to preserve fertility in female cancer patients. Scientists testing an experimental chemotherapy drug at the Sheba Medical Center, have been successfully preventing damage to fertility.




One of the greatest fears of younger women who have to undergo chemotherapy to fight tumors is possible fertility damage. But the mechanism responsible for the destruction of the eggs in their ovaries and the resultant infertility has not been understood until now.

Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer

Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer – Photo: Courtesy Sheba Medical Center

A new Israeli study, published today in the prestigious journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Science Translational Medicine, has discovered the working of this mechanism and proven that treatment with the immunomodulator AS101 during chemotherapy can successfully prevent damage to fertility.

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‘Anonymous’ Proudly Disables Website for Children with Cancer

The int’l hackers’ group ‘Anonymous’ prides itself on repeatedly bringing down ‘Larger than Life’s’, a website aimed to help children with cancer .

By Gil Ronen



The hackers’ group Anonymous said Saturday that its planned attack on Israel has begun and will intensify Sunday. One of its prime targets is a website for an NGO that assists children with cancer.

The group announced that 19,000 Israeli Facebook accounts have already been hacked. In addition it said, personal details of students from Haifa University have been compromised, as have hundreds of passwords to Israeli email accounts.

Several dozen sites belonging to Israeli NGOs have been damaged, the web vandals claimed, including that of Larger than Life, and NGO for children with cancer. Continue Reading »