Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa

location_on Haifa, Israel
9.8/10 from 16 Votes

Department of Oncology (302889)

Ron Epelbaum

Prof. Dr. med.

Ron Epelbaum

Specialized in: oncology

The Department of Oncology at Rambam under the direction of Prof. Ron Epelbaum specializes in the comprehensive cancer treatment, including advanced chemotherapy and radiation therapy. It is the only institute of its kind in Northern Israel. The Cancer Center is recognized by the European Society for Clinical Oncology (ESMO) and is one of the leaders in Israel. The Center actively participates in leading research projects in the field of cancer, including studies on new drugs and biological treatments for cancer, radiation therapy using new technologies and others. 

The Department of Oncology at Rambam maintains close cooperation with the leading Cancer Research Institutes of the USA and Europe. Therefore, there are implemented all the latest diagnostic methods and treatments of cancer, including palliative care. 

The Department of Oncology at Rambam under the direction of Prof. Ron Epelbaum offers cancer diagnosis corresponding to the highest international standards. The most effective cancer diagnostic techniques include:

  • Biopsy
  • Endoscopy
  • X-ray
  • CT scan
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Ultrasound
  • Blood tests
  • Tumor markers

The cancer treatment depends on the stage of the disease. In most cases patients need comprehensive medical care, including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. There can also be used additional therapies, such as immunotherapy, targeted and hormonal therapy. In addition, patients of the Cancer Center at Rambam receive not only medical treatment, but psychological support from the medical staff. 

Overall, the Cancer Center under the direction of Prof. Ron Epelbaum offers the following medical services:

  • Outpatient counseling and monitoring of the best oncologists in Israel
  • Modern instrumental diagnosis
  • Screening within the framework of the Cancer Early Detection Programs
  • Invasive and endoscopic cancer diagnosis
  • Histological and cytological tests
  • Laboratory testing of tumor markers
  • Genetic tests to detect the presence of hereditary forms of cancer or chromosomal mutations
  • Modern medical therapy for cancer
  • Radiotherapy with the use of innovative techniques
  • Palliative treatment aimed at alleviating the symptoms of cancer
  • Diagnosis, prevention and treatment of the complications, as well as side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy
  • Psychological support for patients and their family members
  • Consultations of dieticians specializing in diet therapy of cancer patients

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