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    Weizmann Global Gathering 2014: Partners in Scientific Advancement, Prof. Michal Neeman

    Prof. Michal Neeman spoke at the 2014 Global Gathering session, Partners in Scientific Advancement, about why it's so important for us to get high-resolution images of cancer. Today's instrumentation allows scientists to actually observe cancer in the body, providing invaluable new data. Of course, staying on top of the technology, much less knowing how to maximize its use, is also a challenge.

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    Therapy Programs Patients’ Own Cells to Fight Cancer

    A decades-old ""audacious idea"" by Weizmann's Prof. Zelig Eshhar helped create a cancer treatment that has now led to full remissions in almost 20 adult and pediatric blood-cancer patients. Considered the future of cancer research by many, the therapy programs the patient's own immune cells to recognize and attack cancer.

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    September is Prostate and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

    September is both Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month – and fortunately, the Weizmann Institute of Science is conducting in-depth investigations into both of these too-familiar cancers. Scientists from across the disciplines – geneticists, biologists, plant scientists, computer scientists – are combining their strengths to develop improved prevention techniques, early and more precise diagnosis, and personalized, tailored treatments so that, one day soon, we can celebrate the end of prostate and ovarian cancers.

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    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and people everywhere are helping raise awareness and support: there are runs, walks, and, at the Weizmann Institute of Science, lots of lab work. Basic research is key to finding a cure, and our scientists have been working tirelessly to develop ways to detect breast cancer early, design more effective treatments, and better prevent it in the first place. Learn what Weizmann is doing about breast cancer – and how you can help.

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    Target: Blood Cancers

    Read about Prof. Idit Shachar's search for an improved treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia and other blood cancers. She and her team discovered a blocking antibody that showed great promise in killing cancer cells in a clinical trial. Prof. Shachar also addresses the challenges of being a woman (and mom) in science. This is WeizmannViews Issue No. 45.

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    Rare Genetic Defect May Lead to Cancer Drug

    The path to understanding what goes wrong in cancer could benefit from a detour through studies of rare childhood diseases. Dr. Ayelet Erez explains that cancer generally involves dozens – if not hundreds – of mutations, and sorting out the various functions and malfunctions of each may be nearly impossible. Rare childhood diseases, in contrast, generally involve mutations to a single gene.