Radiation therapy specialist Dr. Ben Corn is a professor of oncology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is also the deputy director of Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Cancer Center, where he is preparing to head the new department of Radiation Medicine set to be inaugurated in 2022. Dr. Corn’s father died at an early age from prostate cancer; the son seeks not only to find cures for that and other forms of the disease, but also to bring “the science of hope” to cancer patients and the treatments they undergo.
Quote: “He [Dr. Corn’s father, who died of prostate cancer] was young and I was young. I found that I could accept the fact that his disease was not curable, as disappointing and frustrating as it was. What I could not accept was the stigma surrounding cancer, the fact that I was not able to confide in anybody. I could not talk about it with my friends, and even my teachers, my rabbis, my community, the doctors at the top cancer center in New York where my father was treated, did not know how to deal with my family.”
Source: The Jerusalem Post (introduction and quotation)
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