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New Parasol Foundation Women’s Breast Cancer Center in Tel Aviv

New Parasol Foundation Women’s Breast Cancer Center in Tel Aviv

The Parasol Foundation Trust is donating $3.5mn to fund vital research and create a multidisciplinary center in Israel for the comprehensive treatment of women with breast cancer.

The Parasol Foundation Women’s Breast Cancer Center for diagnosis, research and treatment based within the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (TASMC) will benefit thousands of women every year.

Opening to patients in 2024 the center will be the most advanced in Israel. It will bring together a complete suite of medical and paramedical services along with emotional support.  This one-stop structure, will include surgical and treatment services, a Breast Imaging Unit, oncology consultants, specialists in genetics, plastic surgery and research.

We’re also funding a series of ground breaking research projects led by women physicians over a three-year period starting in January 2023.

We’re supporting genetic research to reveal pathways governing drug resistance and this understanding will be exploited to reveal new targets and develop novel strategies for patients. Leading female researchers funded by the Parasol Foundation will also explore the alterations in tumour environment and breast and ovarian cancer development.

Alongside these projects, twenty women physicians will receive Parasol Foundation research grants to conduct research into breast and ovarian cancer over the next three years.

This new donation builds on our longstanding relationship with the TASMC and our support for the existing Parasol Center for Women's Cancer which has benefited from $3 million in funding since it was established in 2016.