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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Health

As part of Cancer Research Month, we take a look at some of the best Israeli research in the field of cancer and the scientists committed to saving lives.

May is National Cancer Research Month in the United States. But cancer doesn’t care who you are or where you live, so every research breakthrough is vital to the global community of cancer patients and their families.

And Israel is renowned for its many studies and scientific breakthroughs that have led to new treatments and better understanding of all forms of the disease.

The Israel Cancer Association and Israel Cancer Research Fund award dozens of grants and fellowships in fields ranging from epidemiology and basic research to clinical and observational features, aiming to

Israel Chessed Mission Participants Come to Aleh Bearing Gifts; Leave Inspired

On Wednesday, May 10, a group of 60 students, alumni and faculty from the Yeshiva of Flatbush Joel Braverman High School visited ALEH's Jerusalem facility as part of their “Chessed Mission to Israel,” a biannual goodwill initiative led by the high school's Dean of Students, Rabbi Naftali Besser. In addition to an orientation about disability inclusion and the crucial work done at ALEH (www.ALEH.org)

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Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is already more common in developed, Western countries than elsewhere — likely because women who delay childbirth until later in life and have fewer children do not enjoy as much of the positive, cancer risk-reducing effects of the hormonal changes associated with childbirth.

Ashkenazi Jews in particular have a significantly higher risk for breast cancer: They are about three times as likely as non-Ashkenazim to carry mutations in the

California-based company is in pre-market trials for MobiusHD, an implantable device that tricks the body into modulating blood pressure on its own

Bob Stern’s father suffered a stroke at age 40. “When you have a stroke, your life and those around you are affected forever,” he says from experience.

Stern’s response was to build one of the largest stroke treatment companies in the world, Micrus Endovascular (MEND), acquired by Johnson & Johnson in 2010 for half a billion dollars. Two

As if Jews don’t have enough to worry about.

Geopolitical threats to the Jewish people may wax and wane, but there’s another lethal danger particular to the Jewish people that shows no signs of disappearing anytime soon: cancer.

Specifically, Jews are at elevated risk for three types of the disease: melanoma, breast cancer and ovarian cancer. The perils are particularly acute for Jewish women.

The higher prevalence of these illnesses isn’t spread evenly among all Jews. The genetic mutations