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Urologic Tumours Treatment in Israel

The Top Ichilov Clinic provides foreign patients with comprehensive treatment for urologic cancers offered by the leading specialists. The clinic employs experienced urologic oncologists who develop personalized treatment protocols for the patients using advanced medical technologies and medications.

The diagnosis in Top Ichilov takes 3-4 days.

What Diseases Are Treated at the Top Ichilov Department of Urologic Oncology

Urologic Cancer Diagnosis in Israel

Day 1: Appointment with a Diagnostician

The patient visits Doctor I. Molchanova, the clinic’s diagnostician. She asks questions about the patient’s state of health, current symptoms, past diseases, etc. Then, the doctor carries out a physical exam.

If the patient has brought slides and blocks with tumor tissue samples, the doctor sends them to the laboratory for verification (revision). Doctor Molchanova translates the patient’s medical documents into Hebrew for Israeli oncologists and surgeons and refers them for diagnostic procedures.

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Day 2: Diagnostic Procedures

The patient undergoes all the necessary tests. Depending on the presumptive diagnosis, the doctor may order:

  • Blood and urine tests (including urine culture and testing for tumor markers – special proteins, byproducts of tumor cells);
  • Ulstrasound;
  • Cystoscopy;
  • CT or MRI;
  • PET/CT.

Some patients are recommended more specific studies that help confirm the type of cancerous cells and the degree of cancer spread.

Day 3: Consultation with a Specialist

Depending on the results of the diagnostic procedures, the patient visits either an oncologist or a urologic oncologist. The doctor makes the final diagnosis, specifies the stage of cancer and recommends treatment.

The duration of staying in Israel required for the evaluation and the development of a treatment plan: 3-4 working days.

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Physicians Providing Diagnosis and Treatment for Urologic Cancers in Top Ichilov

In Top Ichilov, treatment for malignant tumors of the genitourinary system is provided by Israel’s leading specialists in this field:

  • Professor Haim Matzkin, highly trained urologist. Heads the Department of Urology and coordinates its work. Was one of the first physicians in Israel to start using brachytherapy for prostate cancer. Author of over 160 scientific publications. Was included into the list of Israel’s best urologists by the Forbes magazine in 2019.

  • Professor Mario Sofer, Director of the Clinic for Kidney Stone Diagnosis and Treatment. Was included into the list of Israel’s best physicians compiled by the Forbes magazine in 2019. Has worked at the leading urology clinics in the USA and Canada.

  • Doctor Avi Beri, urologist-endoscopist, professional experience: about 20 years. Gives lectures at the Tel Aviv University Urology Department. Specializes in open and endoscopic surgery on the bladder, ureters, kidneys, and prostate, including surgical oncology.

  • Professor Moshe Inbar, Head of the Department, world-renowned oncologist. Headed the Israeli association of oncologists and radiation therapists (ICA) for many years. Develops, implements and uses advanced cancer treatment methods. Author of over 200 scientific publications.

  • Doctor Irina Stefanski, oncologist, Head of Chemotherapy Department, Deputy Head of Oncology Department. Professional experience in oncology: about 27 years. One of Israel’s best specialists in comprehensive cancer therapy.

  • Professor Yuza Chen, urologist, sexual health specialist, leading expert in erectile dysfunction treatment. Also provides therapy for prostate disorders including inflammatory conditions.

  • Professor Einat Even-Sapir, Israel’s best expert in nuclear medicine. Interprets PET/CT results used all over Israel to determine the stage of cancer and detect metastases.

  • Professor Doron Schwarz, leading Israeli nephrologist, has been working in this field for over 15 years. Heads the Department of Nephrology and Dialysis at the Top Ichilov Medical Center. Was included into the list of Israel’s best physicians compiled by the Forbes magazine. Specializes in kidney cancer treatment.

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Urologic Cancer Treatment Options in Israel

The urologic cancer treatment in Israel depends on the affected organ. For treatment, the Top Ichilov doctors use surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, targeted therapy, hormone therapy, and biological therapy. Our specialists were among the first to implement the newest therapeutic options that increase the patients’ survival manifold and help fight even advanced cancer.


Surgical treatment is mainly recommended for small tumors. The Top Ichilov surgeons perform most surgical procedures using minimally invasive technologies such as the latest-generation Da Vinci surgical robot. Some patients are recommended endoscopic (without incisions, with surgical tools inserted through the urethra) or laparoscopic surgery.

Surgery for urologic tumors in Israel

Radiation Therapy

Urologic cancers in Israel are treated with:

  • external beam radiation therapy;

In some cases, doctors may order a combination of radiation therapy and chemotherapy.


This type of treatment in Israel is used primarily for metastatic cancer. Doctors use the newest drugs that help achieve better results. During treatment, the doctors also monitor the patient’s condition and side effects. When necessary, they recommend effective add-back therapy.

Bladder cancer is treated with an advanced technology that implies heating the tumor (hyperthermia) with simultaneous administration of intravesical chemotherapy. This method yields great results in bladder tumor treatment and has been approved by Israel’s Ministry of Health.


Cryotherapy is recommended for some prostate cancer patients. The tumor is destroyed by freezing.

Hormone Therapy

Some types of urologic tumors depend on certain hormones such as testosterone. Hormone therapy may be used for prostate cancer.

Targeted therapy in Israel

Targeted Therapy

The advanced targeted therapy in Israel is used to treat kidney cancer, bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and urethral cancer. The doctors use the newest medications that help fight metastatic cancer.

Bladder tumors with FGFR3 and FGFR2 gene mutations are treated with erdafitinib (Balversa). The Israeli physicians also use the durvalumab + olaparib protocol to treat tumors with high PD-L1 expression. Some patients are recommended lapatinib (Tykerb) and erlotinib (Tarceva), medications used since 2022.

Kidney cancer is treated with medications: sunitinib, sorafenib, pazopanib, cabozantinib, lenvatinib, bevacizumab, axitinib, temsirolimus, everolimus; protocols: cabozantinib (Cometriq) + nivolumab (Opdivo), ipilimumab + nivolumab and pembrolizumab (Keytruda) + axitinib (Inlyta) implemented since 2022.


This is one of the newest treatment options that ensures excellent results in bladder cancer treatment. Nowadays, bladder cancer treatment in Israel implies a combination of various immunotherapy options or a combination of immunotherapy and chemotherapy. The immunotherapy drugs include:

  • atezolizumab;
  • pembrolizumab;
  • nivolumab;
  • avelumab;

All these medications proved effective in metastatic bladder cancer treatment and have been approved by FDA.

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Дата публикации December 29th, 2022

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