Doctors from Sheba Medical Center and Mayo Clinic Medical Center in Minnesota, US, recently convened in Israel. The March 2019 conference is the fifth time that these premier, world-renowned healthcare centers joined together to fortify and advance their cooperative ventures in research, technological innovation, and clinical practice. The focus of this meeting was to discuss the newest issues in the fields of cardiology and nephrology.
Let me tell you a little bit about myself. My name is Makpal and I am from Kazakhstan. I was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2008, in a clinic in Almaty, Kazakhstan. We had to choose between Germany, Turkey and Israel for treatment. Based on the recommendation of our relative, who had undergone treatment at Sheba Medical Center, to arrange all treatment details with the International Medical Tourism Division – we decided to go to Israel.
Sheba Medical Center and Swiss-based CDMO Lonza Pharma recently announced a new collaborative venture to use the cutting-edge CocoonTM manufacturing platform to develop point-of-care CAR T-cell therapy. This joint project aims to streamline the in-house cell manufacturing process, thereby enabling a greater amount of critically ill oncology patients to access genetically engineered human CAR T-cells more efficiently.
Ingenuity, innovation, and humanitarian purpose formed the early foundations of Sheba Medical Center, and these principles remain the driving force of this premier hospital.
Anna was diagnosed with large B-cell lymphoma in the fall of 2016. Her diagnosis was complicated as she was in her 30th week of pregnancy. The doctors weren’t impressed with her test results long before the final diagnosis, and when the diagnosis was made it came as a great shock to Anna.
Sheba Medical Center is ranked as #10 and cited as a forerunner in medical science and biotechnological innovation, both in the Middle East and worldwide. Sheba collaborates continuously with international assemblies to advance biotechnology, medical innovation, and hospital systems. In particular, the Newsweek report lauded Sheba’s broad range of exceptional medical divisions and specialties, affiliation with Tel Aviv University, and treatment of over a million patients annually.
The Israeli healthcare system is in dire need of structural reforms, and a special panel at the Globes Business Conference in December was formed to deal with challenging issues. The system, which is already overstretched, must deal simultaneously with the aging population and the increasing demands of a rapidly growing population in Israel.
Sheba Medical Center is leading the way in revolutionizing patient care by giving all general surgery patients the option to select their surgeon, free of charge. If this pilot program is successful, it will spread to other surgical divisions and specialist procedures at Sheba, such as urological operations, pediatrics, and ophthalmology
Neuroscientists at Sheba Medical Center have discovered a drug that could potentially cure terminally ill patients suffering from Glioblastoma (GBM), a particularly aggressive form of brain cancer.
NBA all-star legend Dikembe Mutombo recently travelled to Israel to meet with international medical experts at Sheba Medical Center. The goal of Mutombo’s visit was to discuss a possible 2019 collaboration between Sheba and the Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Established in 1948, Sheba Medical Center is now the leading medical center in the region.