Choose Your Impact: Oncology
The cancer challenge—leading the way
The Sharett Institute of Oncology is a world leader in cancer research. Its staff is at the cutting edge of treatment of breast and ovarian cancer, melanoma, lung and pancreatic cancer and leukemia.
Because Ashkenazi Jews are ten times more likely to be carriers of BRCA breast cancer genes than the general population, Israel is an important research "laboratory." Hadassah Medical Organization was the first to implant BRCA-free embryos in a mother who carries the gene. Care and treatment at the extraordinary Marlene Greenebaum Multidisciplinary Breast Center are second to none.