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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Thursday, August 24, 2017


First-of-Its Kind Campaign to Fund Promising Immunotherapy Research in Israel, A Global Leader in Cancer Research

The Cancer Research Institute (CRI) and Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) recently announced the establishment of The Immunotherapy Promise™ fund, a groundbreaking, collaborative campaign bringing together the leading funder of immunotherapy research internationally with North America’s largest nonprofit dedicated to supporting Israeli cancer research.

The new fund will promote research into immunotherapy, an approach to cancer treatment designed to engage and enhance a patient’s own immune system to detect and eliminate cancer cells anywhere in the body.

The Immunotherapy Promise is a first-of-its-kind initiative dedicated

Governmental committee recommends allowing export of cannabis smoking products, oils, tablets and evaporation-based products from licensed growers

Israel may soon start exporting medical cannabis to countries where it is legal for medicinal use, following the recommendation of a government committee approved earlier this week by the ministries of health and finance.

The committee recommended allowing the export of cannabis smoking products, oils, tablets and evaporation-based products from

In poorer countries these respiratory illnesses too often go undiagnosed and untreated, report finds

Two major chronic lung diseases — asthma and COPD — kill nearly 4 million people worldwide annually, a new report finds.

The study calculates that 3.2 million people died in 2015 from COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) — a group of lung conditions that includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, often tied to smoking. Asthma caused another 400,000 deaths, the report found.


Study compares 'on-' and 'off-pump' procedures

Five years after heart bypass surgery, patients whose operation was done using a heart-lung pump lived longer than those whose surgeons didn't use the device, a new study finds.

Since the 1990s, two different approaches have been commonly used by heart surgeons to perform coronary artery bypass graft operations. Coronary artery bypass creates new routes for blood to flow to the heart because old routes are blocked by plaque in the artery. A

With an eye to safety, you can avoid vacation pitfalls

Keep your eye on your contact lens regimen if you're traveling this summer.

"Being prepared when traveling is key to eye safety," said Dr. Andrew Pucker, an associate professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry.

"While the vast majority of contact lens wearers believe they are compliant, up to 90 percent of patients fail to accurately complete at least one step of their care regimen," Pucker noted.