Cancer Study Ties Rates in Israel to Immigration Dates

January 4, 2010

The New York Times

An Israeli study, believed to be one of the first of its kind, has found significantly higher cancer rates among European Jews who immigrated to Israel after the Holocaust than among those who left Europe for what is now Israel either before or during World War II.

The rates of breast and colorectal cancer were particularly high among those who spent the war years in Nazi-occupied Europe, according to the paper, published Nov. 4 in The Journal of the National Cancer Institute... read more