Cancer Vaccine

AJC national radio message
April 10, 2012 – New York – The AJC weekly radio messages are broadcast on the CBS radio network, before The Osgood File. All AJC radio commentaries since 2001 are available at


Israel Nears Cancer Vaccine

This week, there was an eye-catching newspaper headline.

It read, "'Universal Cancer Vaccine Developed."

The article reported on promising results from early clinical trials.

An Israeli company, with Tel Aviv University researchers, is developing the vaccine.

Israeli commitment to medical research is legendary.

As a telling example, in 2006, Hezbollah launched countless missiles from Lebanon to Israel.

AJC sent the first solidarity group to Israel.

We visited Rambam Hospital, a major medical center.

Periodically, the sirens would blast, warning of an attack. People would calmly go, or be moved, to the bomb shelters.

After each all-clear signal, the hospital's scientists returned to their labs.

They'd resume research in cancer, diabetes, and other diseases.

In other words, as Israel's enemies were destroying life, Israeli researchers were extending it.

Israel. The more you know, the more you understand.


This is David Harris of AJC.Date: 4/10/2012
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