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Jailed Alan Gross May Have Tumor

Doctors say Jewish-American contractor has mass behind right shoulder.

10/03/2012

Jailed Jewish-American contractor Alan Gross may have a cancerous tumor that needs to be treated, his lawyer said.

Gross has an unidentified mass behind his right shoulder, according to reports. Cuban doctors declared the mass to be a hematoma that would reabsorb over time.

CT and ultrasound scans of the mass conducted by the Cuban doctors were sent to Gross' lawyers in the United States.

All Ashkenazi Jews Should Test For Cancer Gene, Study Says

New research challenges current practice of only testing those with a family history.

09/11/2014
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All Ashkenazi women aged 30 and over should undergo screening for mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, a new study says.

Mobile Cancer Detection

How can you use mobile technology to combat cancer? Video blogger Aaron Herman spoke with Ariel Beery, Co-founder and CEO of MobileOCT an Israeli start up changing the way individuals detect cervical cancer.

A Place To Find ‘Other Kids Like Them’

Suffolk Y hoping to start day camp for children of cancer patients.

07/24/2013
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What’s the best way to tell a 3-year-old that his mother just had radiation treatment for cancer and that as a result her doctors have advised her not to lie down with him that night?

Adam Bendeson, second from left, is putting together a camp for children of parents battling cancer.

Where Was God? Is It Fair To Ask?

12/19/2012
Jewish Week Online Columnist

As the world struggles to understand the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., and the 27 lives lost (including 20 beautiful, little, precious children), it is impossible to resist asking a series of questions: How did this happen? Where was God?

Rabbi Marci Bellows

Healthcare October 2012

A World of Research

Mixed blessing for new genetic testing method, men and the BRCA mutations and more.

10/18/2012
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A Smoke-Free World: A Jewish Ban On Tobacco

04/18/2012
Jewish Week Online Columnist

We have been very aware of the addictive nature of nicotine and the serious health risks of lung cancer (which kills more Americans than any other cancer), cardiovascular disease, respiratory illness, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (eventually leading to emphysema). About 20 percent of Americans still smoke, around 450,000 Americans die prematurely every year from smoking, and researchers have shown that a smoker loses an average of 14 years of life.

Rabbi Yanklowitz is founder and president of Uri L'Tzedek, director of Jewish life and senior Jewish educator at UCLA Hillel.

Letting His Hair Down For Tzedakah

04/10/2012
Staff Writer

Gil Adler isn’t a rebel — he just looks like one, with that crazy mane. Appearances to the contrary, he’s a licensed accountant and he served on a reconnaissance unit in the Israeli Defense Forces.

And oh, yeah, he’s growing his hair to make wigs for child cancer patients, and in memory of a childhood friend who died of cancer.

The friend, Eitan Shapiro, died of non-Hodgkins lymphoma just two months after his graduation from Frisch, a yeshiva high school in Paramus, N.J., in 2002.

Gil Adler before (bottom, with his mom Ayala) and after growing his hair for Locks of Love.

Christopher Hitchens, Critic Of Religion, Dies At 62

12/16/2011

Christopher Hitchens, the atheist and iconoclast who discovered in adulthood that he was of Jewish descent, has died.

Vanity Fair, where much of Hitchens' work appeared, announced his passing late Thursday night on Twitter. He was 62 and suffering from esophageal cancer.

Hitchens, born in Britain but more recently naturalized as an American citizen, emerged from the British left in the 1970s, joining the New Statesman as a journalist.

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