cancer

Attacking Cancer At Its Roots

Special To The Jewish Week
01/30/2009

I didn’t know what real loveliness was until I saw my Aunt Nomi in the hallway of Sloan Kettering Cancer Center wearing a visitor’s gown and a face mask.
   

“Where are you coming from?” I asked her. I had just left my grandfather’s room, Nomi’s father, when I saw her exiting a different room.

Battling Ovarian And Breast Cancer

Special To The Jewish Week
01/30/2009

Marcia Byalick was 38 years old when her mother died from ovarian cancer. Since then, she has lived with the fear that she and her daughters are at high risk of developing ovarian cancer. When Byalick recently learned of a new study focusing on breast and ovarian cancer among Jewish women, she was eager to participate.

Can Technology Be Kashered?

The provocative Jewish Theater of New York takes on haredim and the Internet.

01/14/2010
Special To The Jewish Week

Sexual images on the Internet disturb many people, but haredi Jews view them as a threat to their entire way of life.
In Tuvia Tenenbom’s new comedy, “Press #93 for Kosher Jewish Girls in Krakow,” opening this Sunday, two ultra-Orthodox yeshiva students, Moishe (Noah Schultz) and Yankee (Jon Bass) in Israel invent a “kosher cell phone” that not only circumvents pornographic content on the Internet but also enables observant Jewish men to avoid temptation by warning them whenever a girl is about to cross their path.

Remembering Gene Siskel

Friday, February 20th, 2009 Roger Ebert, who’s now suffering from illness himself (he’s totally lost the ability to speak) put together some nice memories and videos of his old partner, Siskel, who passed away from cancer a decade ago. Ebert, on his Chicago Sun-Times blog, recalls being touched by how seriously Siskel took his Judaism, among so much else. A beautiful essay about friendship.

Attacking Cancer At Its Roots

When her disease returned, the author’s aunt took matters (or scissors) into her own hands. The unlikeliest upsherin.

01/30/2009
Special To The Jewish Week
    I didn’t know what real loveliness was until I saw my Aunt Nomi in the hallway of Sloan Kettering Cancer Center wearing a visitor’s gown and a face mask.     “Where are you coming from?” I asked her. I had just left my grandfather’s room, Nomi’s father, when I saw her exiting a different room.

Battling Ovarian And Breast Cancer

New project aims to educate and to enlist thousands of Jewish women in a comprehensive study on genetic factors.

01/30/2009
Special To The Jewish Week
Marcia Byalick was 38 years old when her mother died from ovarian cancer. Since then, she has lived with the fear that she and her daughters are at high risk of developing ovarian cancer. When Byalick recently learned of a new study focusing on breast and ovarian cancer among Jewish women, she was eager to participate.

Searching For The Right Genes

Staff Writer
10/20/2009
Women with breast cancer have seen a modest increase in survival rates over the past decade, as both prophylactic and combative treatment options become more widely available, and as expertise in genetics and molecular biology continue to expand on the clinical level.

Man Of Science, Man Of Faith

Staff Writer
10/20/2009
When it comes to curing cancer, one scientist gives God all the credit as he moves one step closer to slaying the resilient killer.

The Ashkenazi-Adiponectic Connection

10/29/2008
Staff Writer
As a month-long string of food-consuming holidays comes to an end, Jews across the world will unbutton their waistbands and perhaps hop on a treadmill to avoid the looming threat of obesity that afflicts so many Jewish families. But those with a genetic predisposition to obesity may now have another related monster to fear — colorectal cancer.

Navigating The Shoals Of Breast Cancer

10/29/2008
Staff Writer
In the early 1990s, two oncologists — troubled by how frustrated and confused their newly-diagnosed breast cancer patients felt — decided to comprehensively address their lists of unanswered questions. The doctors teamed up to publish the first edition of a guidebook to breast cancer in 1992.
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