There are over 50 research groups dedicated to unravelling the cancer mysteries and finding ways to diagnose, treat and prevent a disease that will, directly or indirectly, touch us all at some point in our lives. Weizmann scientists first discovered that cancer can develop in stages and revealed detailed information about specific cancers such as lung, breast and prostate. Weizmann’s key cancer research objective is to turn research into tools to fight this prolific disease.
Photodynamic, chlorophyll-based cancer treatments now approved in Mexico, India, Israel, and the EU for prostate cancer.
Weizmann scientists are studying the molecular basis of cancer metastasis – which is devastating and little understood – to find ways to halt its process and stop cancer in its tracks.
Erbitux® – an antibody-based therapy that works in conjunction with regular chemotherapy was invented by Weizmann scientists and is used to treat colorectal and head and neck cancer. Distributed by Merck Serono Australia Pty it was approved for use in Australia by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in May 2013.
Garlic is a natural chemical that Weizmann researchers have used to destroy malignant tumours and tissue, while leaving healthy tissue untouched. This technique is powerful and has the potential to prevent cancer metastasis.
Of all the fungi that live in the human body, the most infamous is probably the yeast Candida. This distant cousin of baker’s yeast is notorious for causing various types…
Immunotherapies for cancer rely on recruiting the patient’s immune system, but they still fall far short of tapping into the entire arsenal of the body’s natural defences. In fact, most…
Immunotherapy has sparked new hope for people with cancer, but for it to work, the patient’s immune system must be able to ‘see’ the tumour. There are ways of enhancing…
Cancer immunotherapy may get a boost from an unexpected direction: bacteria residing within tumour cells. In a new study published in Nature, researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science and…
Weizmann’s research into advanced technology is immense and acts as a time line for technology’s evolution.
Although over the centuries we have learned much about our physical world, from the earth below to the stars above, there are still many mysteries to uncover.
Pioneers in research that has lead to better health and medicine world-wide, Weizmann has a long list of achievements.
Providing solutions to our planet’s environmental challenges is part of Weizmann’s business.
Science education is a core endeavour of the Weizmann Institute of Science.