The Sharett Institute of Oncology was established at the Hebrew University - Hadassah Medical Center in 1977 as a national institute for the prevention, treatment, and research of cancer in Israel. The Sharett Institute of Oncology, which serves the population of Jerusalem and surrounding area, is a referral center for cancer patients from all over the world. More than 3,500 new patients are referred to the Sharett Institute each year.

The Sharett Institute strives to provide the best and most innovative methods available while addressing the special emotional needs of each and every patient. Alongside the administration of standard cancer treatment, our physicians include our patients in international clinical trials and develop experimental and cutting-edge cancer treatment approaches in our Oncology Department. To achieve these goals, the Sharett Institute operates special units that are inextricably linked. These units include infrastructure units, specialized units, and interdisciplinary units.

The clinical units work closely with the advanced research laboratories. Researchers, doctors and lab technicians work together as a team to research new treatments and spheres relating to cancer, enabling rapid and maximum use of research outcomes in cancer treatment Israel, diagnosis and prevention.

Infrastructure Units

Oncology Clinic

Ambulatory Treatment Unit (outpatient)

Inpatient Care Department



Basic Research

Clinical Trial Center

Specialized and Interdisciplinary Units

Psycho-Oncology Unit

Supportive Treatment and Pain Center

Cancer Genetics (oncogenetics) Center

Breast Cancer Center

Melanoma Center

Treatment of Colorectal Tumours

Early Detection and Prevention