The results from the study constitute a historical breakthrough after twenty years for the 160,000 patients across the world suffering from this common form of leukemia.
Follicular lymphoma is a chronic cancer, treatable but incurable, with no magic bullet hovering on the horizon. It’s not unlike the long-term prospects for COVID-19.
Changes in diet can increase the toxicity of a chemotherapeutic drug by up to 100-fold.
Riben has been struggling to find a way to fund an alternative cancer treatment that costs NIS 25,000 every three weeks.
Immunai says it has mapped out millions of immune cells and their functions that could help detect, diagnose and treat cancer and many other diseases.
Prof. Shai Izraeli says ‘When you talk about specific cancers, like Hodgkin lymphoma and standard-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the rate of survival is more than 90%.’
While Israel's medical system is intensely focused on the fight against coronavirus, other patients are not being ignored. Hospital staff moved mountains to save this patient's life.
'All this has happened in two weeks. We went from business as usual to we have to cancel everything and stay home. I’ve never seen things change on a daily basis the way they are now.'
For cancer patients unable to afford private methods of transportation, limited public services could mean losing access to life-saving treatment.
Three Hebrew U. researchers win a total of over 7m. euros from the European Research Council for "ground breaking and high risk projects" including the treatment of adult leukemia.