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Cancer Treatment in Israel

Cancer treatment is a highly prioritized field of medical treatment in Israel. Advancements in cancer treatments in Israel have earned international recognition for their success, using innovative strategies and a multidisciplinary approach to treating each individual patient.
The Department of Oncology at Herzliya Medical Center, Israel’s leading private hospital, works in diagnosing and treating a wide variety of cancers. HMC’s highly qualified oncology team is comprised of surgeons and specialists, bringing rich and varied experiences to the department. They have helped thousands of patients to regain their health and conquer cancer.

Herzliya Medical Center (HMC) is internationally known for its exceptional quality of cancer patient care. HMC and its ultra-modern cancer division are at the forefront of oncology treatments in Israel, providing all cancer patients with the most current quality of care.

Cancer Specialists at HMC

The Cancer Department at Herzliya Medical Center is rated among the most successful cancer centers in Israel. Medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, urologic oncologists, and other specialists at HMC have more than 20 years of prestigious professional experience.

All of the specialists in the HMC’s Department of Oncology are professors of medicine, many holding senior positions in departments of public hospitals. All are among the best specialists treating cancer in Israel, of which include specialists who maintain an international reputation as well. HMC receives 8,000 international patents and is the hospital of choice for diplomats from 64 embassies and consulates, and all U.N. representatives based in Israel.

Our renowned experts in oncology:

Professor Arie Lindner – urologic oncologist. Prof. Arie Lindner has successfully performed surgeries involving the removal of tumors of the prostate. He is Head of the Department of Urology at Assaf HaRofeh Medical Center, in Israel.

Professor Joseph Klausner – surgical oncologist. Prof. Joseph Klausner has extensive experience in the treatment of severe cancer cases. Head of the surgical department at Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov), Tel Aviv.

Professor Haim Gutman – surgical oncologist. Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv and renowned surgeon at Rabin Medical Center. Expert knowledge in recurring cancers of the breast, skin and digestive tract, for example.

The Diagnostic Department at HMC provides a fast and accurate diagnosis for the successful treatment of cancer in Israel. The clinical diagnostic lab works in collaboration with international research projects. Over its 30-year history, there has never been a single case of misdiagnosis at HMC. Working in adherence to established Israeli medical standards, results analysis is conducted by qualified medical specialists, making accurate diagnoses of cancer in order to design the most highly effective plans of treatment.

The Advantages of Cancer Treatment at HMC

HMC offers you the highest level of medical treatment in Israel, under the care of world-renowned experts in medical oncology. The pathology lab at HMC serves the majority of hospitals in Israel, and the diagnostic department is equipped with the most advanced technology, offering minimally invasive diagnostic procedures without surgical intervention (such as liver biopsy using CT navigation). Oncologists operate on patients with a spectrum of cancers, including tumors of the gastrointestinal tract, endocrine system, brain, and genitourinary system. Post-operative recovery at HMC is centered on providing an idyllic environment for our patients, in a beautiful private ward level suite, under the supervision of professional nurses.

Cancer Diagnosis in Israel

Oncologists at HMC private hospitals provide accurate diagnosis and prognosis for most malignant cancer stages at the start of the treatment. Early detection is key to successful treatment. HMC is equipped with advanced technology, allowing for diagnosis in the very early stages of the disease, detecting even microscopic tumors. By determining malignancy at an early stage of tumor formation, our specialists are able to begin treatment immediately. Medical imaging technologies include:

· Computer tomography (CT)

· Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

· Positron emission tomography (PET)

· Digital mammography

Video endoscopies, such as bronchoscopy, gastroscopy, and colonoscopy, have also significantly broadened diagnostic capabilities for cancer in Israel. In particular, they are widely used for preventive examinations and early detection of cancer or precancerous lesions.

Cancer Treatments in Israel

Over the past decade, traditional chemotherapy and radiation therapies have experienced major advancements. HMC offers progressive intraoperative radiation and chemotherapies to further improve the effectiveness of surgical treatment. Successful treatments of cancer at HMC private hospitals in Israel are achieved by the collaboration of a multidisciplinary team of medical experts.

Radiation Therapy

Modern radiation technologies have improved precision in radiation therapy in its ability to target the tumor while minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissue. Radiologists have enriched the spectrum of treatments with effective techniques such as:

  • Brachytherapy
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
  • Proton therapy.


Chemotherapy in Israel involves a combination of drugs to ensure effectiveness and safety.A new generation of drugs has been developed in response to achievements in molecular biology, with the latest discoveries of cancer-promoting factors at the molecular level. These new drugs have been developed to specifically target these factors in malignant tumors. Targeted therapy is widely used for the treatment of cancer in Israel, supplementing or replacing other methods. The use of Targeted therapy for lung cancer, for example, provides a further and more efficient approach to cancer treatment.


Surgical oncology involves the treatment of malignant tumors by way of surgical intervention. Herzliya Medical Center successfully conducts hundreds of such operations annually, including complex surgeries for cancers in the stomach, esophagus, liver, and pancreas.