For our patients, cancer is not a sentence or fate. We firmly believe that, with integrative medicine combining the latest in technology and medical research with compassion and experience, our patients can combat even the most serious diagnosis and enjoy a good quality of life.
Our stellar staff is a critical facet of our total commitment to our patients. All of our physicians are experts in their field and have specialized training and experience in treating specific cancer types. We are proud to have many of the most experienced doctors and surgeons in Israel, and we always take a multidisciplinary approach to patient care. Teamwork and collaboration are crucial as we make accurate diagnoses and form personalized treatment plans consisting of immunotherapy, surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy.
The Cancer Center is headed by Raanan Berger, MD, PhD. Prof. Berger earned both his MD and PhD at the Sackler School of Medicine in Israel, a partnership between the United States and Israel. He underwent clinical training in Medical Oncology and Radiotherapy at Sheba Medical Center and completed his postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School.
Prof. Berger’s special focus is on genitourinary cancers, and he has co-authored 20 articles in peer-reviewed publications. He serves as Senior Oncologist and Radiotherapist and is also in charge of the Riva Koschitzky Oncology Clinical Research Institute facility at Sheba.
Sheba Medical Center is very much a research hospital and recruits the top minds from across the globe to continually engage in the very latest oncological research. Collaboration with the best cancer centers worldwide further contributes to our ground breaking research and ever-increasing knowledge.
An accurate diagnosis is imperative for the most effective cancer treatment. Patients at Sheba have access to cutting edge laboratory tests, diagnostic imaging, and other examination techniques. In concert with staff at the top of their fields, these tools provide the most definitive cancer diagnoses available.
Cancer Types Treated
The Cancer Center at Sheba Medical Center provides cancer treatment Israel for the following types of cancer:
- Cancer of the adrenal glands
- Bladder Cancer
- All types of blood cancer, including bone marrow transplants
- Bone Cancer
- Brain Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Cervical Cancer
- Colon Cancer
- Esophageal Cancer
- Gallbladder Cancer
- Cancer of the jaw
- Kidney Cancer
- Cancer of the larynx (voice box)
- Lingual (Tongue) Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Cancer of the lymph nodes
- Melanoma and other skin cancers
- Ovarian Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Rectal Cancer
- Sarcomas and bone tumors
- Spine Cancer
- Stomach Cancer
- Testicular Cancer
- Throat Cancer
- Thyroid Cancer
- Uterine Cancer
- Cancer of the vocal cords
Why Choose Sheba for Cancer Treatment in Israel?
There are several excellent choices for cancer treatment in Israel, but The Cancer Center at Sheba Medical Center stands out for several reasons:
- Overall treatment of 50,000 cancer patients every year.
- Of those, 4,500 are new patients.
- About 35,000 patients each year are treated on an outpatient basis.
- About 37,000 patients are seen in our interdisciplinary oncology clinics every year.
- Our inpatient Oncology Department has 30 beds.
- Each year 2,000 new patients are treated in our Radiation Therapy Department.
- We provide brachytherapy, a form of internal radiation therapy, to 270 patients annually.
- We are conducting more than 160 oncology clinical trials, including phases I, II, and III.
- We offer compassionate and effective palliative treatment.
- We possess the latest in modern research laboratories.
MD Anderson Cancer Center Partnership
In furthering our goal of providing the absolute best in cancer treatment and research, Sheba Medical Center is proud to have become a MD Anderson Sister Institution in 2010. MD Anderson at the University of Texas is a leading cancer institution and was rated as the best cancer treatment center in the United States for 12 of the past 15 years by US News & World Report.
As sister institutions, Sheba and MD Anderson continue to engage in close collaboration in all aspects of oncological treatment. These aspects include education, training, development, quality assurance, nursing, research, technical support staff training, and faculty exchanges. This collaboration is completely under the auspices of Global Academic Programs, a project of MD Anderson dedicated to building a worldwide network of top cancer centers in order to effectively address and eliminate the global problem of cancer. All of the efforts and energies of Global Academic Programs are focused only on cancer diagnosis, treatment, and research.
Because of this relationship, patients afflicted with cancer have the chance to receive treatment from the absolute top cancer institutions across the globe.