Patient-centered care units
The institute has specialized units for diagnosing and treating the following cancers:
- Breast Cancer Center
- Digestive System Cancer Center
- ynecologic Oncology Unit
- Lung Cancer and Sarcoma Unit
- Urogenital Cancer Center
- Brain and Nervous System Tumor Center
- Bone and Soft Tissue Tumor Center
- Geriatric Oncology
The following facilities provide a range of cancer care support and research:
- Oncology Day Hospital
- Inpatient Oncology Units
- Radiotherapy Institute
- Oncology Clinic
- Cancer Genetics Clinic
- Geriatric Oncology Clinic
- Cancer Palliative Care Clinic
- Cancer Immunotherapy Laboratory
- Cancer Research Laboratory
- Clinical Research Unit
- The Center for Complementary Care and Integrative Medicine
- Sexual Health Unit for Cancer Patients
- Social Work Services for Cancer
- The Pain Management Center for Oncology Patients
Freedom to choose
Patients of the Clalit health maintenance organization (HMO/kupah) can select any hospital for their cancer treatment.
Coordinated patient care
The institute applies ultra-modern methods using multi-disciplinary teamwork, with close collaboration between diagnostic and treatment professionals.
The Oncology Institute’s care team offers multi-disciplinary follow-up clinics and conducts integrated care discussions with all patient diagnostic, treatment, rehabilitation, follow-up, care management, and support team members.
Patients can visit the day hospital’s urgent care center for immediate attention to high priority problems, including first aid, essential care or health issue resolution.
The institute conducts progressive research covering a broad range of cancer disciplines and treatments. The scope includes clinical studies at the Medical Center, Israeli and international programs, and basic science research in collaboration with Israeli research centers.
Initial appointments within 48 hours
If you have been diagnosed with cancer, we recommend that you contact us immediately to get timely attention and reduce the uncertainty related to your disease, treatment options, and prognosis.
Patients requesting an appointment can contact the main appointment line listed under the contact information below.
Documents to bring to the appointment
- Physician referral to the oncologist
- Pathology testing (biopsy) results
- Imaging testing results (if available) including: CT, PET-CT, and MRI results
Every patient has specific
rights. Patients can receive assistance in obtaining social
benefits from the Ministry of Health. For more information, read the Patient
Information & Services page
Cancers treated at the Oncology Institute
The cancers routinely treated include:
- Bone and soft tissue sarcomas
- Brain tumors
- Breast cancer
- Cancers of the digestive system
- Cervical cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Endometrial cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Gynecological cancers: Vaginal cancer and cancer of the labia minora (genital)
- Head and neck tumors
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Lynch syndrome (hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer)
- Melanoma and other skin tumors
- Non-small-cell lung cancer
- Oral cavity tumors
- Ovarian cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Skin cancer
- Skull base tumors
- Small-cell lung cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Thyroid cancer
- Tumors of the brain and nervous system
- Urogenital tumors
Personalized care and cancer immunotherapy treatment
Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center is at the forefront of personalized care for oncology patients, offering treatment options personalized to each patient based on his or her genetic profile. The Oncology Institute provides the most advanced genetic testing available, helping care providers choose the most effective patient treatment. Based on individual biological and genetics data, this service includes the PDL-1 test for personalized immunotherapy. Patients may also have the opportunity to participate in clinical research for progressive therapeutics.
Immunotherapy is the future of cancer care. Many Oncology Institute patients participate in clinical research studies for progressive treatments such as Keytruda and Opdivo – both for treatment and compassionate use when medicine has exhausted all other alternatives. Investing in pioneering immunotherapy, the Oncology Institute has established Israel's first oncology unit to test whether patients are suitable for immunotherapy treatment.
FoundationOne testing for genetic profile testing
Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center has a unique partnership with Roche Pharmaceuticals, which offers FoundationOne – genetic testing for patient sensitivity to a range of treatments and medications. The test provides the most extensive, reliable, and precise information available on cancer cell genetic profiles.
For additional information on FoundationOne, contact the FoundationOne Support Center:
Hours: Sunday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Telephone: *6639 or +972-9-973-7767 or fax +972-9-973-7766
Radiotherapy treatment: Rapid appointments and progressive technologies
From the moment patients are referred to the Radiotherapy Institute for oncology treatment, they follow several key steps, from physician examination to radiotherapy treatment planning by an expert physicist, to sophisticated imaging methods. To expedite care, referral-to-treatment time is 10 days or less. Patients with emergency situations can receive quicker turnaround, if possible, sometimes within 24 hours.
Technological leadership in radiotherapy
The Radiotherapy Institute has four linear accelerators, among the most advanced in Israel, which perform the most effective, sophisticated treatments, while minimizing side effects. Read more about the institute and its leading-edge treatments.
In addition, the institute features a radiotherapy machine for skin cancer – the first machine of its kind in Israel. This device for Mohs surgery provides highly focused skin cancer treatment prevents aesthetic damage and the need for complex surgeries.
Emergency care specifically for oncology patients
Oncology Urgent Care Center
Undergoing cancer treatment is hard enough. In order to simplify care for oncology patients, the Oncology Institute operates the Oncology Urgent Care Center, where patients can turn for targeted care – instead of being treated at the general Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center Emergency Room.
Oncology Urgent Care Center Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Call center for oncology patients
Cancer patients can contact the call center for expert service from oncology nurses during evening hours. Through the call center, patients can receive support, instruction, and answers to questions they have regarding inconsistent pain and treatment side effects such as nausea and vomiting.
Telephone: *8801: extension 3 or +972-3-687-8801 extension 3
Call center hours: 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
If there is no answer at the number you call, please leave a message.
For current cancer patients:
For new cancer patients only:
Appointments: +972-3-697-4000 or *8801 ext. 2
Fax referral form and phone number to: +972-3-697-2002
E-Mail referral form and phone number to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submit an online appointment request form.
Service coordinator and general assistance
Tel: +972-3-697-2065 Fax: +972-3-697-3721
(Please leave a message if there is no answer.)
Breast Cancer Unit
Tel: +972-3-697-2061 Fax: +972-3-697-4798
Tel: +972-3-697-2062, Fax: +972-3-697-4789
Sarcoma and Lung Cancer Unit
+972-3-697-2063 Fax: +972-3-697-4789
Urologic Cancer Unit
+972-3-697-2064 Fax: +972-3-697-3721
Tel: +972-3-697-3082, ext. 1 Fax: +972-3-697-3029
Brain and Nervous System Cancer
Tel: +972-3-694-7667, Fax: +972-3-697-4789
Tel: +972-3-697-2955, Fax: +972-3-697-4789
Tel: +972-3-697-2064, Fax: +972-3-697-3721
Oncology Call Center
+972-3-697-4000 ext. 3 or *8801 ext. 3
General information and appointments
+972-3-697-4000 or *8801 ext. 2
Connect with the institute using the Belong app
The Oncology Institute enables direct contact between treatment professionals and patients through Belong, the medical communication app.
The app, which is a social community of patients, their families and oncology doctors, offers cancer patients an innovative platform for managing treatment plans, locating clinical studies, and receiving online guidance from other patients and professionals.
The Oncology Institute hosts three dedicated groups (in Hebrew) for its patients: the Oncology Nursing Center Group, to answer questions about balancing pain, side effects, and supportive care; the Gynecological Oncology Group, to answer questions about women's gynecologic cancers; and the Administrative Group to answer administrative questions.
Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center patients are invited to download the Belong app from their app store. After downloading the app, users are prompted to perform a quick log-in (to set up an account by name or alias). To enter Medical Center groups, enter code tamc101 under 'Provider Code'. For a more detailed explanation, please visit the Belong website (available In English).
Links to research and treatment units
- General assistance: +972-3-697-2065
- Appointments: +972-3-697-4000 or *8801 ext. 2
- Fax: +972-3-697-3721
- Inpatient Unit: Sammy Ofer Heart Building, Floor 7
- Day Hospital: Sammy Ofer Heart Building, Floor 7
- Clinics: Sammy Ofer Heart Building, Floor 8
- Radiotherapy Institute: Sourasky Building, Basement Floor -2 (minus 2), Wing B
- Visiting hours: In coordination with the relevant doctor