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Fatima Al-Dalo, a 62-year old breast cancer patient, prays in her bed in the oncology ward of the Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City. Treating cancer patients here is a challenge for health care professionals. Patients suffer from a chronic shortage of several medicines because of the Israeli blockade of Gaza. Replacement parts for medical technology are often blocked. Visas are virtually impossible to obtain for continuing education outside of Gaza for health workers. And only a small percentage of patients referred to hospitals in the West Bank, Jerusalem, or Israel are granted permission by the Israeli authorities to leave.