Noa Gordon

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The digit-symbol substituion task (DSST) of the WAIS was given to working (MW) and nonworking (MNW) patients on high-dose methadone maintenance and to two comparison groups to assess the function of attention in these patients. Mean DSST scores were significantly lower for the MNW group than for the other three groups, which did not differ. However, the(More)
BACKGROUND Sex differences in epidemiological, clinical and pathological characteristics of colorectal cancer have been under intensive investigation for the last three decades. Given that most of the sex-related differences reported were also age-related, this study sought to determine the potential effect of a sex-age interaction on colorectal cancer(More)
BACKGROUND Preoperative radiochemotherapy (RCT) is standard in locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC). Initial data suggest that the tumor's metabolic response, i.e. reduction of its 18 F-FDG uptake compared with the baseline, observed after two weeks of RCT, may correlate with histopathological response. This prospective study evaluated the ability of a(More)
Cancer drug expenditures have been increasing significantly in countries around the world. A recent paper in the IJHPR provides new knowledge and insights into this global phenomenon by analyzing how it is playing out in an Israeli health plan with over two million members, whose state-of-the-art information systems provide an opportunity to explore these(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) is the sixth most common malignancy and the third most common cause of cancer mortality worldwide. We aimed to assess the effect of novel treatment options on the survival of HCC patients. METHODS This retrospective study included all HCC patients diagnosed between 2000 and 2013 referred to the Davidoff(More)
INTRODUCTION Current treatment options for advanced esophagogastric cancer (AEGC) are still unsatisfactory. The aim of this prospective phase Ib/II study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a novel regimen, AVDCX, consisting of weekly docetaxel and cisplatin together with capecitabine and bevacizumab, in AEGC. METHODS Patients with AEGC received(More)
OBJECTIVE Perceptions of the role of oncology medical staff in supporting bereaved families have evolved with the transition to interdisciplinary cancer care. We investigated the interactions between oncology professionals and bereaved families. METHODS This cross-sectional study involved all oncology medical staff at the Davidoff Center. Participants(More)
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