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Tel Aviv University study reveals early warning signal for brain micrometastases before they become malignant growths
Metastatic melanoma is the deadliest of the skin cancers; when malignant melanoma metastasizes to the brain, it is a death sentence for most patients. The mechanisms that govern early metastatic growth and interactions of metastatic cells with the brain’s microenvironment are still shrouded in mystery.
Now, a Tel Aviv University study shows a new way of detecting brain micrometastases months before they transform into malignant and inoperable growths. According to the research, micro-tumor cells hijack astrogliosis, the brain’s natural response to damage or injury, to support metastatic growth. This knowledge may lead to the detection of brain cancer in its first stages and permit early intervention, the university said in a statement.
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BDS. For over a decade this movement slowly spread while most of us in the pro-Israel community underestimated it. Then almost overnight we shifted from denial to panic. Some days it seems that BDS is the only topic we’re able to talk about anymore.
Between ignoring and obsessing lay the productive middle ground of fighting back on a sustained basis. A movement that has grown though multiple years of hard work at the grassroots can only be stopped by multiple years of hard work at the grassroots. No number of conferences or studies can change this fact.
1. No Silver Bullet
Everyone you talk to has “the answer.” And the answer is always different. Teach the fundamentals of the conflict. Never mention the conflict. Attack SJP. Ignore SJP. Bring lecturers to campus. Bring singers. All of the above are true at times. None alone are game changers.
2. Local Partners Are Key
Our most effective partners were those who actually live on campus: both campus-based student activists and the campus-based professionals of Hillel, Chabad and the wonderful Israel Fellows. Every successful event we funded was planned and implemented in close coordination with these local stakeholders.
3. Take Back the Quad
BDS supporters hold week-long, public events like “Israel Apartheid Week” to publicize their positions. Why don’t we? Together with our partners, we hosted public, week-long Israel celebrations on each of our six campuses. If part of this fight is about the environment on campus, then we must be part of that environment.
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