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News and updates about Breast Cancer

'Important for every woman to know if she is a BRCA carrier'

Shaare Zedek researcher: 'Important for every woman to know if she is a BRCA carrier'

Shaare Zedek research shows advance detection of BRCA 1 and 2 mutations significantly increases breast cancer survival rate.

Hadassah, Hala sign breast-cancer treatment, research agreement

Hadassah, Hala sign breast-cancer treatment, research agreement

Hadassah will serve as the main hospital for all Hala patients in multidisciplinary breast-cancer care.

Beating cancer without chemo

Beating cancer without chemo

Israeli research carried out over a decade indicates breast cancer did not recur among almost 100% of patients treated without chemotherapy.

Task force: Ashkenazi women should be screened for cancer genes

Task force: Ashkenazi women should be screened for cancer genes

Women whose ancestry is prone to BRCA mutations should be screened for genes linked to breast cancer, article in US medical journal asserts.

New unit to treat young breast cancer patientsplayer

New unit to treat young breast cancer patients

Shaare Zedek Medical Center unveils new unit that is good news for women carrying the BRCA genes.

Playback Na'na: Helping women in Israel cope with cancer

Playback Na'na: Helping women in Israel cope with cancer

A personal bout with breast cancer leads to a creative idea for helping others cope with the disease.

Woman sues hospital over repeated infections

Woman sued hospital over repeated infections.

A woman filed suit against Sheba hospital for performing 10 breast operations on her due to repeated infections caused by latex gloves.

US embassy in pink to promote breast cancer awareness

US embassy in pink to promote cancer awareness

Embassy marks Breast Cancer Awareness month with special display to express hope in battling the disease.

On the Road to a Cure for Breast Cancer?

On the Road to a Cure for Breast Cancer?

Experts at major US cancer conference reveal new treatments that could turn the tide in battle against number 1 cancer in women.

How Angelina Jolie's Surgery Could Lower Ashkenazi Cancer Risk

Jolie Surgery Could Lower Ashkenazi Cancer Risk

Actress's tough choice shows how carriers of BRCA mutation - which can mean an 80% risk of breast cancer - can avoid the worst.

Israel Develops Blood Test to Detect Breast Cancer

Israel Develops Blood Test to Detect Breast Cancer

Octava Pink test already available in Israel and Italy; FDA reviewing procedure for use in the US.

Breast Cancer RadiationTreatment May Lead to Heart Problems

Breast Cancer Radiation Treatment May Cause Risks

A new study has found an increased risk of heart problems in women who are treated for breast cancer with radiation therapy.

Report: Aspirin May Protect Against Deadly Skin Cancer

Report: Aspirin May Protect Against Skin Cancer

A new study has reaffirmed research showing that aspirin may protect against one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer - melanoma.

Teva Joins Breast Cancer Cure Trial

Teva Joins Breast Cancer Cure Trial

Israel’s giant Teva Pharmaceuticals has signed a deal with Galena Biopharma to develop and sell NeuVax breast cancer treatment in Israel.

Ten Israeli Advances in Fighting Breast Cancer

Ten Israeli Advances in Fighting Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Awareness can save your life. Israel is in the forefront of medical research and treatment.

Severe Hunger in WWII Increased Risk of Breast Cancer

Severe Hunger in WWII = Increased Breast Cancer

Severe hunger increases breast cancer risk in Jewish women survivors of World War II.

Breast Cancer Risk Rises with Weight Gain

Breast Cancer Risk Rises with Weight Gain

Scientists have linked obesity to a higher risk of redeveloping breast cancer after treatment, according to new data released Monday.

Jerusalem's Old City Goes Pink for Breast Cancerplayer

Old City Goes Pink for Breast Cancer

Jerusalem held a special ceremony in which the old city walls were lit in pink to raise awareness for breast cancer.