Eytan, the 74 year-old founding director of a distinguished San
Francisco law firm, has a lot to live for. However, when he was
diagnosed with leukemia, Mattaniah was advised by expert oncologists
that there was no cure. In fact, all treatment alternatives were
strictly palliative and sometimes worse than the symptoms of the
After extensive review of medical literature and
relying on a strong gut feeling, Mattaniah underwent outpatient
allogeneic nonmyeloablative stem cell transplantation (NST) at CTCI in
Tel Aviv, while staying in a hotel near the Tel Aviv beach. The
treatment was a complete success, with no remaining evidence of disease
and no residual side effects. Mattaniah has since returned to manage his
office and enjoys routine life in California.
This is one
example of leukemia treated at an early stage of the disease, where cure
was accomplished without a single overnight hospital stay.