Oncology Treatments In Israel

Prof. Abraham Kuten
Chief Oncologist of the Northern District of Israel
Prof. Abraham Kuten
After graduating from Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine in Jerusalem, Professor Kuten obtained further clinical training in Oncology at Rambam Medical Center Israel, as well as Radiation Oncology at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. Thereafter he worked in the Radiation Oncology Center of the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Professor Kuten is a member of the Steering Committee of the EORTC (European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer) Radiation Oncology Group .

Currently Professor Kuten's main research and clinical interests lie within the oncology field and incorporate combined chemo/radiation in solid tumors, total skin electron irradiation in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, development of modern radiotherapy and brachytherapy techniques, intra-operative radiotherapy and QA of radiotherapy to name but a few.

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The Institutes of Oncology in Israel provide comprehensive treatments and conduct clinical research programs of radiation, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy and immunotherapy, for the entire spectrum of human malignant diseases.

Clinical facilities consist of:

 In-patient departments
 Out-patient day care units for the administration of chemotherapy and immunotherapy* The radiation and brachytherapy units are equipped with state of the art computerized linear accelerators, with both dual-energy photon and wide spectrum electron capabilities. Conformal precision radiation therapy using 3-dimensional radiation treatment planning systems is also available.* Follow-up outpatient clinics for high risk individuals
 Psycho-oncology unit providing group-relaxation programs, Karate sessions, couples' therapy, family intervention and individual psychological and behavioral therapy

Assigned specialists deal with:

 Breast cancer
 Gastro-intestinal tumors
 Lung cancer
 Head and neck malignant & benign tumors
 Urology (Female & male) malignancies
 Onco-genetic counseling and follow up for population at high risk for cancer development
 Palliative care of various aspects of tumor progression: pain, fatigue, weight loss, lack of appetite and general deterioration
 Experimental oncology: active research programs in cancer biology, metastasis and angiogenesis, human tumor immunology and immunotherapy, cancer genetics, tumor vaccination, radiobiology, biotech & tissue regeneration

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