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Oncology
Office Tel No: 03-9377940
Fax No: 03-9377902
Hemato-Oncology
Office Tel No: 03-9377906
Fax No: 03-9240145
E mail: Piar@clalit.org.il

Departments & Clinics

Director: Prof. Baruch Brenner

The Davidoff Center for the Treatment and Research of Cancer at Beilinson Hospital, Rabin Medical Center

The Davidoff Center is made up of three professional divisions: the Oncology Division, the Hemato-Oncology Division and the Supportive Services Division. These divisions are headed by leading experts in their respective fields:

Prof. Baruch Brenner, leads The Oncology Division as well as the Davidoff Center itself. A distinguished oncologist, Prof. Brenner is a Clinical Professor of Oncology at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University. The Oncology Division includes a first-rate radiation unit, including five highly advanced accelerators. It also features a day care unit for chemotherapy and biological treatments, as well as an inpatient unit and outpatient clinics. This remarkable array of units allows our experts to treat all oncological conditions comprehensively.

The Davidoff Center for the Treatment and Research of Cancer at Beilinson Hospital, Rabin Medical Center

The Hemato-Oncology Division is directed by Prof. Pia Raanani, a renowned expert in the field of Hematology. Prof. Raanani is a Clinical Professor at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University. The Hemato-Oncology Department includes a leading bone marrow transplantation unit, an inpatient unit, outpatient clinics and a day care unit.

 

Both our day care units also offer Davidoff patients special emergency services.

The Supportive Services Division is led by Dr. Shimon Wein, one of the founders of the palliative care profession in Israel. The Supportive Services Division includes multiple services that focus on the patients' wellbeing rather than on the treatment of cancer itself: the services provided include palliative care, integrative medicine, social work, nutrition, psycho-oncology, psychiatry, physical therapy, and survivorship.

 

The nursing staff of the Davidoff Center, led by Mrs. Juliet Dreyer, RN, includes approximately 120 highly trained nursing professionals, and is committed to providing professional care of the highest standards as stipulated by JCI (Joint Commission International). The nursing staff is all trained in advanced cancer nursing and regularly presents projects initiated in the hospital, at international cancer conferences.

This remarkable facility, the Davidoff Center with its advanced infrastructure and highly professional staff, was made a reality thanks to the groundbreaking vision of The Davidoff Family. By establishing the Davidoff Foundation, the Davidoff Family has ensured The Davidoff Center's continued success. With the intention of bringing the best minds together, The Davidoff foundation both hosts leading experts at the center and funds fellowships at prominent international medical centers. The Davidoff Family has also initiated The Davidoff Center's International Board: a consortium of leading experts regularly meeting to share insights and discuss the latest medical advances. Countless patients benefit from the overwhelming generosity and innovative vision of the Davidoff Family.

 

Departments

 

The David Baruch Day Care Units is headed by Dr. Gali Perl and head nurse Mrs. Janna Baloosesky, RN, (Oncology); Dr. Ronit Gurion and head nurse Mrs. Esti Nikha, RN, (Hemato-Oncology) for anti-neoplastic systemic therapy (chemotherapy and biological agents) the unit provides anti-cancer therapy protocols, including chemotherapy and targeted therapies. In accordance with The Davidoff Center's vision, each patient receives an individualized treatment plan. Taking into consideration the patients' privacy, chemotherapy treatments are provided in 90 separate stations. These unique stations are designed for maximal comfort, equipped with luxurious reclining chairs, comfortable beds and private televisions. Patients who prefer a secluded area are granted a partitioned segment for a less traumatic experience.

 

The Radiotherapy Unit, headed by Prof. Eyal Fenig and head nurse Mrs. Sarah Gardin,RN, has five state-of-the-art linear accelerators (LINACs). This extraordinary array includes four TruBeam LINACs, the most advanced accelerator currently available. Access to cutting-edge technology enables the Radiotherapy Unit to offer the most precise diagnoses and treatments. These highly accurate equipment elements are the basis for the unique personalized treatment plans The Davidoff Center provides for each patient.

The Davidoff Center for the Treatment and Research of Cancer at Beilinson Hospital, Rabin Medical Center

Children's Radiotherapy Unit Section

In accordance with our personalized approach to cancer treatment, the Radiation Therapy Unit at Davidoff Center operates a unique section devised especially for young patients. Cancer patients from Schneider Children's Hospital and other children's hospitals are referred to our exceptionally designed facility for the delivery of radiotherapy to the pediatric cancer population.

Intended for pediatric patients up to 19 years of age, this extraordinary facility's design addresses these young patients' mental wellbeing, physical comfort and their specific medical needs. Besides our cutting-edge medical equipment, patients also enjoy a game room equipped with computers and toys for all ages.

Out of utmost care for our youngest patients, our children's radiotherapy section's medical and technical staff has been specially trained for treating children. Each treatment is presided by a detailed explanation of the treatment process, which then follows a simulation session. Patients are shown around the treatment room, thus alleviating some of the discomfort and disorientation they might experience. Finally, a recovery space has been allocated and specially designed for very young patients.

The children's radiotherapy section considers and addresses all aspects of the patients' experience, as well their loved ones' wellbeing. It is a fine example of Davidoff Center's holistic and personalized approach to the treatment of malignant diseases.

Children's Radiotherapy Unit Section beilinson

 

The Jacques Grunblatt Department of Oncology, headed by Dr. Victoria Neiman and head nurse Mrs. Ora Zurishaday, RN, is an exceptional in-patient facility. Patients are hospitalized in 25 private/semi-private luxurious units, while receiving first-rate medical care. Designed to accommodate the full range of oncological diseases, these units provide patients with much needed comfort.

The Davidoff Center for the Treatment and Research of Cancer at Beilinson Hospital, Rabin Medical Center

The Gabrielle Rich Department of Hemato-Oncology, headed by Dr. Ofir Wolach and head nurse Ms. Anat Peck, RN, is an in-patient facility comprising 15 private/semi-private deluxe units. Patients suffering from hematological malignancies benefit from comprehensive treatment according to their specific needs and preferences.

The Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit, headed by Dr. Moshe Yeshurun and head nurse Ms. Anat Peck, RN, is a premier facility treating hematologic malignancies, stem cell disorders, inherited disorders of the blood and various solid tumors. Sterility is of the essence before and after bone marrow transplants. Therefore, these 14 pristine rooms are specially equipped to ensure utmost sterile conditions.

The Yoran Center for Oncologic Pharmacology, a pioneering pharmacy unit, handles the highly complex preparation of chemotherapy drugs. This task is particularly formidable due to the personalized nature of each patient's treatment plan. Nevertheless, The Davidoff Center's professionals successfully apply this unique approach to pharmaceutical services.

 

Outpatient clinics

 

The Davidoff Center's Oncology and Hemato-Oncology Outpatient Clinics have leading experts in various fields providing screening, diagnosis, treatment and patient follow-up. What makes our outpatient clinics unique is a rare blend of professional expertise and personalized treatment. Furthermore, each clinic considers all stages of the medical process. From the moment of diagnosis to the last treatment session, The Davidoff Center's staff of leading experts is constantly reviewing each patient's condition. The most advanced technological means are utilized to prevent, treat and manage all malignant conditions.

The Davidoff Center's Oncology and Hemato-Oncology Outpatient Clinics include the following units:

The Breast Oncology Unit, headed by Prof. Rinat Yerushalmi,  offers a full array of individualized treatment options and supportive services for breast cancer. As breast cancer remains the most common form of cancer among women, patients require care from the moment of diagnosis. The Breast Oncology Unit therefore provides comprehensive care according to each patient's specific condition.

The Gastrointestinal Oncology Unit, headed by Prof. Baruch Brenner, specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, staging and multi-disciplinary treatment of all cancers arising within the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. These include tumors of the large and small bowel, esophagus, stomach, liver, biliary system, pancreas and neuroendocrine system.

The Head and Neck Tumor Unit, headed by Prof. Aron Popovtzer, provides expert care of head and neck tumors, treating over 300 patients a year.

The Gynecologic Oncology Clinic, headed by Dr. Claude Koren, provides diagnoses and treatment of cancers of the female organs, including cervical, endometrial and ovarian cancers.

The Uro-Oncology Unit, headed by Dr. Eli Rosenbaum, provides diagnoses, treatments and management of cancers of the urinary tract and male reproductive organs. These conditions include prostate, bladder, kidney and testicular cancers.

The Thoracic oncology Clinic, headed by Dr. Alona Zer, provides treatment for patients with various thoracic malignancies, including lung cancer, Thymoma and Mesothelioma. The Thoracic Cancers Clinic's groundbreaking work in its field is based on the implementation of exceptionally innovative methods.

 

Future Expansion of The Davidoff Center

 

Since its establishment in 2005, patients from near and far have flocked to The Davidoff Center to benefit from its advanced facilities. This phenomenon has led Rabin Medical Center to approve the addition of six floors to the Davidoff Center's current structure. Its future design suits The Davidoff Center's prominent status in the field of cancer diagnosis, prevention and treatment.