Skip To Content
    This post has not been vetted or endorsed by BuzzFeed's editorial staff. BuzzFeed Community is a place where anyone can create a post or quiz. Try making your own!

    10 Ways Israel is Fighting the Battle Against Breast Cancer

    Israel has been one of the leading countries in the development of breast cancer therapies and research. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, here are 10 ways that Israel has been leading the fight against breast cancer.

    1. First Blood Test for Breast Cancer Detection

    Octava Pink Türkiye / Via Facebook: octavapinkturk

    Israeli company Eventus Diagnostics Ltd developed a noninvasive blood test using blood biomarkers to detect origins of breast cancer that even mammograms cannot detect.

    2. Cancer Blocking Treatment for Triple Negative Breast Cancer

    Big Data Made Simple / Via bigdata-madesimple.com

    Triple negative breast cancer is a unique subset found mostly in the Hispanic, African American and Ashkenazi Jewish population in which three hormone receptors are missing, fueling cancerous tumors.

    3. IceSense - Freezing Away Tumors Without Surgery

    littlegatepublishing.com / Via littlegatepublishing.com

    Non-invasive cryotechnology that safely removes tumors within minutes.

    4. Real Imaging: The Life Saving Alternative to Mammograms

    israel21.org / Via israel21c.org

    The no-radiation, no-contact alternative to mammography serves as an accurate detection tool for women with dense breast tissue.

    5. Optimata’s Virtual Patient: Predicting Patient Responsiveness to Breast Cancer Treatment

    apodecide.eu / Via apodecide.eu

    Israeli biotechnology start-up help doctors accurately predict a patient's responsiveness to breast cancer treatment in 70 percent of cases.

    6. The Iron Dome for Breasts: A drug that specifically targets cancerous tissues.

    blogger.com / Via blogger.com

    Immune Pharmaceuticals founded in Israel uses monoclonal antibodies as “guided missiles” to target specific cancer tissues

    7. The Creation of the Pink Perfect Nipple

    curediva.com / Via curediva.com

    Israeli company Pink Perfect created handmade lifelike nipples out of platinum-grade silicone for mastectomy survivors. It matches the skin tone of patients.

    8. Tumors Gear Up in the PM - Can Timing of Treatment Optimize Drug Therapy Results?

    israel21c.org

    A study from the Weizmann Institute found that a hormone involved in alertness during the day can also serves as a tumor suppressor. The study could have major implications for cancer treatment.

    9. The Best Breast Collaborative

    keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk / Via sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk

    In 2012, the Weizmann Institute in Israel and the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation began a partnership to test noninvasive technologies that detect malignant breast tumors.

    10. Immune System Enhancing Vaccine

    i.telegraph.co.uk / Via i.telegraph.co.uk

    Israeli biotech company Vaxil BioTherapeutics is in the process of developing the ImMucin Vaccine. It will help the natural immune system attack cancer cells.

    Create your own post!

    This post was created by a member of the BuzzFeed Community.You can join and make your own posts and quizzes.

    Sign up to create your first post!