• Bella Kaufman, MD

  • Department: Cancer Center
  • Specialties: Clinical Oncology, Radiotherapy
  • Language: Hebrew, English
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About Me

Prof. Bella Kaufman , is a leading clinician as well as a dedicated breast cancer researcher. She is a world leading expert, dealing with the treatment of breast cancer for many years.

Since 2001, she has headed the Breast Cancer Unit at The Chaim Sheba Medical Center, which is affiliated with Tel Aviv University. In addition, she is a founder and leader of the Israeli Consortium for Hereditary Breast Cancer. Besides intensive medical work Professor Kaufman is also a partner of many leading centers treating breast cancer and has the leading position in the management and implementation of their projects.

Prof. Kaufman supervised many clinical trials as well as translational studies in the field of breast cancer. She is a member of national cancer research committees as well as a member in international scientific advisory boards for breast cancer (prIME Oncology, Susan G. Komen Foundation) and takes part in the development of some modern experimental drugs. During the research Prof. Kaufman has published numerous articles and chapters in medical books.

Prof. Kaufman sits on various committees that consult and advise the Ministry of Health as well as the Israeli parliament on key issues affecting oncology-related health policy. She was formerly the secretary of the Israeli Breast Group and is currently a member of the Israeli Cancer Association’s research committee and steering committee.

A long-time volunteer, she is currently a board member for nongovernmental organizations that promote the right to health equality and provide medical assistance at Physicians for Human Rights-Israel’s clinics with special attention to underserved cancer patient populations. ASCO honors Dr. Kaufman for her efforts to provide patient care to underserved populations.

Positions
  • Head of the Breast Oncology Institute
  • Professor of Oncology, TAU
  • Head of the Breast Cancer Translational Research Laboratory
  • Founder and leader of the Israeli Consortium for Hereditary Breast Cancer, a member of national cancer research committees as well as a member in international scientific advisory boards for breast cancer (prIME Oncology, Susan G. Komen Foundation); sits on various committees that consult and advise the Ministry of Health as well as the Israeli parliament on key issues affecting oncology-related health policy. She was formerly the secretary of the Israeli Breast Group and is currently a member of the Israeli Cancer Association’s research committee and steering committee
  • A board member for nongovernmental organizations that promote the right to health equality and provide medical assistance at Physicians for Human Rights-Israel’s clinics
Conditions and treatment

Credentials

Education and Training
  • Prof. Kaufman has completed her medical degree and her oncology training at the Hebrew University, which is affiliated with Hadassah Hospital, Jerusalem.
Board Certifications
  • Clinical Oncology
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