With snowy cold days now only a distant memory, Dr. Eran Sharon recently returned to Rabin Medical Center, after completing a two year Breast/Melanoma Surgical Oncology Fellowship at the University of Toronto in Canada. The past 20 years have seen an explosion in knowledge regarding the pathogenesis and treatment of breast cancer and a natural outgrowth of this phenomenon is the emergence of multidisciplinary breast cancer sub-specialties including breast surgical oncology.
A specialist in general surgery, Dr. Sharon was extremely interested in the field of breast surgical oncology and was therefore honored and excited when he was given the opportunity to complete this clinical fellowship, funded by the Davidoff Foundation. This foundation was established by the Davidoff Family in order to ensure that the Davidoff Center, which they also so generously established, would continue to be a renowned leader in the field of cancer. Thanks to this very challenging advanced fellowship program based on a multi-disciplinary comprehensive approach to treating breast cancer Dr. Sharon received and gained extensive tools and resources toward providing cutting-edge cancer care to his patients at Rabin Medical Center.
Now back at Rabin Medical Center he looks forward to pursuing this new area of comprehensive multidisciplinary breast cancer care and is dedicated to improving the lives of his breast cancer patients. Dr Sharon has been appointed to lead the multidisciplinary breast cancer team at Rabin Medical Center.
Breast cancer remains the most common form of women's cancers and is growing, accounting for nearly 30 percent of all new cancer cases in Israel today. Rabin Medical Center strives to excel in comprehensive multidisciplinary treatment of breast cancer and is always in need of donations to continue strengthening the Davidoff Cancer Center.
Three years ago the Integrative Medicine Unit opened its doors at Rabin Medical Center's Davidoff Cancer Center, offering cancer patients complementary medicine therapies which can be combined with their conventional medical treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation.
As hundreds of white and blue balloons were released into the sky, the first cancer patients walked through the doors of the Davidoff Center on that beautiful Sunday of May 8, 2005.