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October 2, 2023

Shining a Light on Breast Cancer and Brain Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it also sees the start of Global Brain Tumor Awareness Week, which runs from October 28 to November 4. This month, we chose to focus on the incredible work of ICRF researchers who are making groundbreaking progress in treatment and therapy in the fields of brain and breast cancer.

Unlocking the Power of the Mind: Training the Brain to Defend Against Breast Cancer Pain

Tami Bar-Shalita, PhD and Yelena Granovsky, PhD
Tel Aviv University and Rambam Health Care Campus
The ICRF – Redhill Foundation Project Grant 

Train the brain for pain: In Israel, some 4,000 new breast-cancer cases are diagnosed annually. Survivorship is increasing due to hormonal therapy, but many patients develop pain and cognitive impairment as side effects of such treatment. Given that pain and cognition are linked both behaviorally and in brain activity, Dr. Bar-Shalita and her colleagues are exploring neurofeedback therapy, a non-invasive and non-pharmacological treatment that may prevent worsening clinical symptoms by training the brain. 

Tal Burstyn-Cohen, PhD
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The ICRF – Joseph Safra Memorial Grant for Glioblastoma Research

Yuval Shaked, PhD
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Project Grant

Ariel Munitz, PhD 
Tel Aviv University 
The ICRF – Redhill Foundation Project Grant 

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