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The Canadian Philopateer Christian College visit to 57357

High school students came to lift up the children’s spirits…….They left hopeful and encouraged On Sunday, March 13th, 2016, the CCHE was blessed with the visit of a group of 30 high school students from the private Philopateer Christian College in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. The group was accompanied by their School Principal, Ms. Phoebe Wasfi […]

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Dr. Grace Mbatia from Kenya: a pediatric oncologist change agent is born

Last week we received an E-mail from one member of the second group of fellowship trainees, Grace Mbatia who shared her enthusiasm with the transformative aspect of the learning and training sessions of the joint 57357/Dana Farber Boston Children’s fellowship program. Grace is a certified pediatrician who practices at the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, […]

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Today in 57357 Hospital the Radiotherapy area takes on a new colorful look

To maximize our children’s experience and to distract them while receiving radiotherapy. In collaboration with the radiotherapy department and the “ for the love of Egypt” Initiative, Artist Samah Anwar is transforming the radiotherapy area into a bright colorful cheerful area so as to push away fears and apprehension of children as they come in […]

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57357 reaches out to school students in Egypt’s southern province of Minya

Taking Virus C and waste disposal awareness topics to school students in the South In line with 57357’s mission of relying on prevention in its fight against cancer and its commitment to spreading awareness all across the Egyptian Territory, a 57357 Foundation and Hospital team travelled to Minya last Thursday, March 10, 2016. On behalf […]

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Latest Technology Intra-operative MRI in 57357 to raise brain tumor over-all survival rates from 60% to 75-80%

Today, at 57357, we performed the first brain tumor surgery with the latest brain surgery technology: Intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (IO-MRI). Of all the various imaging techniques, MRI has become the method of choice for guidance during neurosurgical procedures but this specific technology(IO-MRI)  offers the surgeon  more accurate intraoperative lesion localization and, intraoperative assessment of […]

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Working extra hours at 57357’s Pharmacy Lab to speed up the release of chemo patients

  The Pharmacy Lab in Hospital 57357 will start working at 6 am instead of 8am, adding two extra hours to the regular work load of its staff. In pursuit of maximizing its patients’ experience, the lab is thus enabled to test blood samples of chemo therapy patients early enough to release them rapidly and […]

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At 57357, a long journey for cure awaits Ossama: The messenger of courage, hope and Joy for his fellow patients

I spotted him immediately in the art therapy room among a large number of children who were completely absorbed in their art and crafts activities. How could I possibly miss him: He has the most beautiful smile and his eyes are shining with brightness?  Moreover, his art creation was particularly attractive: a big colorful butterfly […]

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We are proud of Dr. Mohamed El Erian, ECN 57357 Advisory Board Member

“The one economic book you must read now . . . If you want to understand this bifurcated world and where it’s headed, there is no better interpreter than Mohamed El-Erian. . . . [ The Only Game in Town] is an excellent primer. . . . It’s also a guide on what to expect as […]

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Setting up the latest Micro array equipment in Egypt in 57357’s new genetic epidemiology center For the first time in Egypt, researchers are enabled to push forward gene targeting therapies in this part of the world

The first Micro array equipment in Egypt was received by 57357’s newly set -up Genetic Epidemiology Center of Excellence in October of 2015 and set up for operation in January 2016. The equipment is part of a L.E.10 million grant by the Science &Technology Development Fund (STDF) for the purchase of two major equipment for […]

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57357 produces a new radioactive tracer instrumental in enhancing brain tumor diagnosis and surgery

A new radioactive tracer, Fluoro-Ethyl- Tyrosine (F-18 FET), is produced by the Nuclear medicine department. This new tracer will help in more precision in brain tumor imaging. As it is used in PET/CT imaging it provides additional information on the metabolic activity of the tumor, besides anatomical information on tumor size and localization. This radioactive […]

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To maximize patient outcomes and ensure quality of life after treatment

57357 sets up a specialized clinic to follow-up on its increasing survivors Established in June 2013 as a consequence of increasing survival rate (presently the average over-all survival rate at 57357 is 74.7%), the setting up of a survivor clinic was inevitable to enable the Hospital to fulfill its commitment towards maximizing the quality of […]

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ECN Board President, Hisham Seify, and Board member, Dr Zach Reda, awarded Top Doctors in Orange County

It is with great joy and pride that we received the news of the recognition of Dr Hisham Seify, Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery & ECN board president and Dr. Zakaria Y. Reda, member of ECN’s Board, and board-certified in pediatric medicine, pediatric critical care, as top doctors of Orange County. We […]

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Two Harvard Public Health Master’s Students complete successfully their practicum at 57357

    Thursday, Jan.21, 2016 marked the end of the three week internship program at Hospital 57357 of two Harvard University Master’s degree students in public health. Both north American students Omar El Mandouh and Nikeem Ugonabo , were given the opportunity to apply the knowledge they receive and complete their Harvard degree practicum requirements […]

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Words from the administration … New beginnings for the New Year

With only a few hours to go until we usher in the New Year 2016, one cannot help but reflect and meditate on this past year. To best describe 2015, the words recognition, renovation, revitalization, and resolution come to mind. Indeed, this was the year of recognition. In January of 2015, we launched the new […]

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Guezira Club Youth Came To Visit and to cheer up Our 57357 patients

A cooperation protocol to seal the support of Guezira Sporting Club to 57357 is officially signed Last Saturday, Dec.5, 2014 a large Guezira club delegation composed of members the board of directors including Club President, Maj. general Hussein Massoud, Secretary General, Maj. General Assem Abass, and Mrs. Iman El Zayady, board member, the members, and […]

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A demonstration of love and support to Egypt by 57357 and its patients in unison with all Egyptians 57357’s children, families, and Staff spend a week-end in Sharm to support injured Tourism

57357’s children, families, and Staff spend a week-end in Sharm to support injured Tourism With a heightened sense of patriotism, 57357’s administration organized a week-end trip to Sharm including patients and families as well as Hospital staff. The trip is an expression of 57357’s support to the coastal town of Sharm el Sheikh which is […]

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Netone International

NetOne International is close to fulfilling its pledge of $85,000 to ECN Egypt Cancer Network, announced Dr. Akram Safadi, CEO. NetOne International is an ethnic telemarketing company that provides mobile, international calling services, TV, vacation, and other services to the U.S., Canada and Australia customers. NetOne began their partnership with ECN in the summer of 2012 […]

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Japanese American world renowned violinist Ryu Goto plays for 57357’s children Goto: At Hospital 57357, I was enchanted by the blending of compassion with advanced care, medical treatment and expertise

World violinist of Japanese origin Ryu Goto was delighted with his first visit to Hospital 57357. He reveals being touched by the love which prevails everywhere in the Hospital along with evidence-based practices and quality healthcare services offered for free to the children. Mr. Goto was accompanied by a Japanese Embassy delegation headed by the […]

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With ECN’s donor constant support: Abdallah and so many more are not only receiving quality care but also the promise of a normal life after cure

I was attracted by his cute smiley face and his sparkling witty wide-opened eyes. Although he looks frail and small for his age, he moves around with agility and confidence, delighted that I complemented him on his super trendy fake Nike training suit he was wearing. Abdallah is turning three in December. He was a […]

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Thanks to the support of ECN & AFNCI donors to advance healthcare education and training in Egypt:

57357’s first pediatric oncology Fellows to be are the Hospital’s winning cards for the future   After their 6 week sessions in the U.S., 57357’s future fellows are more than ever enthusiastic to lead change and put into practice the knowledge they received in Boston Children’s and Dana Farber Cancer Institute   57357’s fellowship trainees, […]

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Meet experts in brain tumor surgery and treatment from Harvard University

Children’s Cancer Hospital Foundation 57357 in cooperation with Dana Farber Cancer Center and Boston Children’s Hospital affiliates to Harvard University in US  

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57357’s logo on world Squash champion Ramy Ashour’s sports outfit

The Egyptian sports champion Ramy Ashour is continuously a source of pride for his country and an inspiring example for Egypt’s youth in his pursuit of excellence, ethical conduct, and good works. The 57357 children have an important place in his heart and receive his constant care and support. After his multiple visits and support […]

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Shahd’s mother: I’m a mother of two girls who were sick with cancer .. Without your support, Shahd could not have overcome brain tumor

While passing by the out-patient clinics I got caught by the calmness and inner peace on the face of a little girl. she was smiling to me in such a way that I felt the urge of reaching out to her to chat for  a little while  …I sat next to her and her mother […]

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Hospital 57357was selected to receive The OPEC Fund for International Development, (OFID)’s 2015 Annual Award for Development

 In recognition of its work in alleviating the suffering of children and its dedication in fighting cancer and achieving adequate treatment facilities. The Award, which is granted with a US$100,000 prize, was declared on the sidelines of the 36th session of the Ministerial Council.  The Council Chairman, the Chairman of the Governing Board and the […]

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Thanks to ECN’s Chicago chapter supporters, Ramadan brings forth many blessings to Egypt’s cancer patients

On Sunday June 28th ECN Chicago Chapter hosted its second annual Appreciation Iftar at the Hyatt in Oakbrook, IL. The event was attended by 120 local Chicago ECN supporters which included members of EAS (Egyptian American Society) EAD (Egyptians Abroad for Development) NAAMA (National Arab American Medical Association) and Arab America. Highlights of the event were Emcee […]

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