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    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. How is Weizmann Helping?

    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and people everywhere are running, walking, and even shopping in support – and, at the Weizmann Institute of Science, investigating, researching, and pursuing creative new ways to attack this still-insidious, too-common disease. Our devoted scientists are developing ways to detect breast cancer early, designing more effective treatments, and better preventing it in the first place. Learn what Weizmann is doing about breast cancer – and how you can help.

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    Immunotherapy: Cancer Treatment Based on Weizmann Research is Saving Lives

    Weizmann Institute basic research is, yet again, behind the headlines: a new blood cancer therapy that uses one's own immune system to defeat the disease is stunning clinicians and giving patients hope. Trials in the U.S. have had amazing results, with critically ill leukemia patients now in remission. The breakthrough is based on decades of research by Weizmann's Prof. Zelig Eshhar, who is now working to adapt his method to other forms of cancer.

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    Weizmann-Developed Drug May Be Speedy Prostate Cancer Cure, Studies Show

    As <em>The Times of Israel</em> reports, ""In a trial, a photosynthesis-based therapy eliminates cancer in over 80% of patients – and could be used to attack other cancers, too."" That therapy – developed at the Weizmann Institute – involves administering a drug, then zapping it with light, basically starving the tumor to death … and all without side effects.

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    Triple Treatment Keeps Cancer from Coming Back

    Lung cancer, the world's deadliest cancer, can be apparently successfully treated, only to return. And when it does so, it's often resistant to the drugs that worked the first time. Fortunately, Prof. Yosef Yarden has devised a novel three-pronged strategy that, in mice, kept lung cancer cells from developing resistance in the first place.

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    Science Tips, November 2015

    Three updates from the labs of the Weizmann Institute: devising an apparatus that can ""pluck"" a single particle of light out of a pulse of light; how a rare genetic childhood disease can shed light on cancer; discovering that proteins involved in our visual system also play a role in the heat-seeking behavior of sperm.

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    Science Tips, June 2015

    Three updates from the the Weizmann Institute: colon cancer genes go back before moving forward, providing an opportunity for clinical intervention; UV light helps pinpoint why stars that explode as supernovas blow up in the first place; and identifying a personal olfactory ""fingerprint"" that could help screen organ donors and detect diseases such as Alzheimer's.