Israel Zighelboim, MD

St. Luke’s Cancer Care Associates

ZighelboimDr. Zighelboim is a gynecologic oncologist at St. Luke’s Cancer Care Associates in Bethlehem, PA. He received his medical degree (Magna Cum Laude) from Universidad Central de Venezuela in 1999. Dr. Zighelboim continued his training in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine, completing his four-year residency training in 2005. He obtained his fellowship training in Gynecologic Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine /Barnes Jewish Hospital from 2005 to 2008.

Dr. Zighelboim is a reviewer for the journals Gynecologic Oncology, Cancer Research, Clinical Cancer Research and Annals of Surgical Oncology. He has co-authored more than 30 peer-reviewed articles and has presented his research at national and international scientific conferences. His research focuses on development and validation of molecular and novel biomarkers to improve gynecologic cancer care and outcomes.

Spotlight

Visit the Sisterhood of Survivorship page to read “Dena’s Story” — by a vulvar cancer survivor who has shared her story and wise words, and channeled her energy into her National Race to End Women’s Cancer team.

Awareness

The CDC recently announced that fewer than half of American children are given the HPV vaccination.

Research

As of the July 23 deadline, 55 research abstracts were submitted in hopes of receiving one of only 6 grants from the Foundation. This points to a need for more funding so that the Foundation may award grants to every deserving applicant.

Education

The Gynecologic Cancer Global Health Forum will be Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 in D.C.. For more information on educational events and courses, click here.