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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 »