1. Hadassah Doctor Brings New Hope to Cystic Fibrosis Patients

    Hadassah Doctor Brings New Hope to Cystic Fibrosis Patients

    Twenty five years ago, Dr. Batsheva Kerem and Dr. Eitan Kerem made a significant contribution to the scientific world’s understanding of genetic mutations and cystic fibrosis. Together—with their medical-research teams—they mapped the genetic mutation profile of cystic fibrosis among different Jewish ethnic groups in Israel. Since then, life expectancy for individuals with cystic fibrosis has shifted dramatically, thanks in part to their medical and genetic research and ongoing commitment to fighting the disease. These Israeli doctors, long married, represent two of the world’s major cystic fibrosis research centers: the Hadassah Medical Organization and Hebrew University. Today ...

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    1. Growing up, my CF doctors had an upbeat attitude, but there was no planning for the future.
    2. The true breakthrough in confronting CF, will only occur when everyone with this disease, no matter where he or she lives, can expect to achieve a normal life expectancy and quality of life.
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