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A CCHE Doctor’s Story: “How CCHE Brought Me Back to Egypt and is Helping to End the Brain-Drain”, by Dr. Hoda M. Amer

“How CCHE Brought Me Back to Egypt and is Helping to End the Brain-Drain”, by Dr. Hoda M. Amer Upon my completion of my fellowship in pediatric pathology from Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, I was faced with a serious personal and professional dilemma: was I to return to Egypt, where I was born […]

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ECN Atlanta Hosts Successful Fundraising Gala at Fox Theatre

ECN’s Atlanta Chapter hosted a phenomenally successful fundraising gala at the magnificent Fox Theatre in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, on May 18th, 2012, at which they raised over $50,000 for ECN. The gala was held in the Theatre’s “Egyptian Ballroom”, which served as an appropriate setting for this exclusive event. The event featured a silent auction […]

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Egypt’s CCHE 57357 Needs You: Opportunity for Egyptian Researchers in the U.S. and Canada in Various Research Fields

Patriotic Egyptians, whether at home or abroad, are first attracted to the Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt (CCHE) 57357 for philanthropic reasons. Once they have had the opportunity to visit the hospital, it becomes clear to this community why CCHE is Egypt’s modern legacy. They consequently become highly committed to supporting this prestigious institution and inspiring […]

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North Texas Fencing Alliance Fundraises for ECN at Fencing Tournament on Saturday, May 5th, 2012

The North Texas Fencing Alliance, located in McKinney, TX, USA, hosted the Cinco de Mayo Fundraising Tournament this past Saturday, May 5th, 2012, at which its members fundraised $3,400 to be donated to ECN. This was done through the sale of T-shirts, an auction and the collection of direct donations. Both students and other competition […]

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CCHE to be Represented at 25th Annual Meeting of European Musculoskeletal Oncology Society in Bologne, Italy from May 15-16, 2012

CCHE will be taking part in the upcoming 25th annual meeting of the European Musculoskeletal Oncology Society, to be held in Bologna, Italy from May 15-16, 2012. They will be presenting two highly complex posters to represent abstracts of two major research findings related to bone tumors. The first of these is titled “Outcome and […]

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The Volunteer-Patient Relationship: Halema and Pasant

A volunteer at CCHE 57357, Pasant, wrote a touching story about her relationship with one of CCHE’s leukemia patients, Halema. Halema, who grew up in the governorate of El Wadi El Gedid, was first diagnosed with sharp leukemia in 2008. After over three years of treatment, she is now nearly recovered from her illness. What […]

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Dr. Sherif Abouelnaga and the 3 C’s in life

Dr. Sherif Abouelnaga speaks to an audience in Dallas about the 3 C’s of life: choices, chances and changes. “You must make a choice to take a chance to change your life.” Dr. Sherif’s personal belief in the 3 C’s has helped him to change the lives of many. As a co-founder of Children’s Cancer […]

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The Rewards of Volunteerism

We wanted to take the opportunity to highlight some of the benefits of volunteering, as shared with us through the words and stories of our own volunteers. Dr. Waleed El-Feky, director of Texas Neurology Sleep Disorders Center and member of ECN’s Dallas, TX Chapter, wrote: “Getting together to organize this event to support 57357 rekindled […]

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Dallas Chapter Hosts Benefit Dinner

ECN’s Dallas Chapter hosted a highly successful benefit dinner on April 7th, 2012 at the Four Seasons Resort and Club in Dallas, TX, attended by VIPs including Mr. and Mrs. Sameh Shoukry, the Egyptian Ambassador to the United States. The event featured Dr. Sherif Abouelnaga, co-founder of CCHE 57357, who spoke to guests about CCHE’s history […]

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Evolution International Film Festival Showcases Egypt Cancer Network 57357

The Evolution International Film Festival, held on March 17th, 2012 launched its first annual festival from four international locations, including one in Los Angeles, CA, USA. The purpose of the festival is to spread cultural awareness, enabling both filmmakers and their audience to experience the intricate traditions of each culture and country represented. Festival co-founder and […]

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A Bridge Between the USA and Hospital 57357

Hospital 57357 recently hosted “Research Day” with the American Board Certified Doctors for Egypt (ABCDE) and 256 attendees participated, mostly medical students, and recent graduates. Attendees connected with role-models, hospital staff and speakers such as Dr. Mona Mostafa and Dr. El Shinawy. One of the students, summed up the event best by saying “The most interesting […]

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Potential collaboration between 57357 and Alexandria’s Faculty of Medicine

Potential collaboration between 57357 and Alexandria’s Faculty of Medicine to Benefit a Larger Number of Children with Cancer The initiative was launched with the visit of Dr. Sherif Abou El Naga, VP for research, academic affairs, and outreach, last week followed by a reciprocal visit by a delegation of pediatric oncology physicians, surgeons and clinical […]

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Africa Unites to Cure Children with Cancer

Africa Unites to Cure Children with Cancer We are honored and pleased to announce the visit of twenty-three Ambassadors of Africa to Hospital 57357 this March. It is inspiring to see all the African Nations unite for a common cause: to provide treatment to children with cancer. The twenty-three African Ambassadors, headed by Ambassador Mona […]

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AUC President Looking Forward to Collaborating with Hospital 57357

AUC President, Lisa Anderson looks forward to collaborating with 57357 in education, research and experimental learning: 57357 is the model Institution AUC wishes to work with in Healthcare Sciences and Education AUC Trustee, Bruce Ludwig, on visit to 57357: “This is one of the proudest moments I ever had in a long time” During her visit […]

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Egypt Cancer Network 57357 Wins a $15,000 USD Hyatt Community Grant from Hyatt Regency Sharm El Sheikh and Hyatt Regency Taba Heights

Egypt Cancer Network 57357 is a proud recipient of a $15,000 USD grant awarded by Hyatt Regency Sharm El Sheikh and Hyatt Regency Taba Heights. This award is part of Hyatt Community Grants, a philanthropic program that encourages Hyatt hotels around the world to identify and nominate local nonprofits for funding consideration through Hyatt Hotels […]

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Joint Research on Pediatric Brain Tumors Produces Significant Results

A joint research study on pediatric brain tumors between Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt 57357 and Harvard Medical School affiliated Dana-Farber Children’s Hospital Cancer Center produced significant results. Scientists were able to identify mutations in BRAF, a major signaling molecule, and one of the most common abnormalities identified in pediatric low-grade gliomas. This project was conducted by combining samples from around the world. The […]

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Letter From a Father: Merna’s final gift to Children in Hospital 57357

Our gorgeous daughter Merna Madkour who suffered a rare type of bone cancer Merna was initially admitted to Hospital 57357 , as people in Egypt refer to Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt 57357 . Treatment at Hospital 57357 is free and the number of spaces is limited. Understanding the tremendous needs for cancer treatment of many […]

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The Power of Youth

Ten years ago, Egyptian students donated “Just One Pound” to lay the foundation for a fully charitable children’s cancer hospital. Collectively, they raised 23 million Egyptian Pounds ($3.8M) in a single day. As a result, Cairo now has the world’s largest and busiest pediatric cancer hospital, The Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt 57357. The spirit of […]

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Visiting Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt 57357

Every year Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt 57357 hosts hundreds of visitors. Giulia, an Italian tourist, was simply passing by when the brilliance of the hospital’s architecture and gardens captured her attention. Her blog features pictures and descriptions of what was clearly a moving experience for her. It’s impossible to put into words what one feels […]

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Superstars

Sparkling stars hold our gaze, they both inspire us and illuminate a path for us to follow. Last month, a number of stars descended on Children’s Cancer Hospital of Egypt 57357. All dedicated their time, financial and intellectual resources as well as enthusiasm, ideas and ongoing support to help the true Rock Stars, the patients […]

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Lucky #7

Have you ever wondered what 57357 stands for? They’re the last five digits of Children’s Cancer Hospital of Egypt’s two bank accounts. Lest you still doubt the power of #7… the hospital opened on 7/7/07. Numerology aside, 7 clearly has been a lucky number for CCHE as they have managed to rise to the standards […]

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College/University Campus Campaign

There are 5,758 Colleges and Universities in the United States. That’s an average of more than 115 per state. Are you at one of them? If so, join the many student groups at campuses across the country for a competition and a cause. The competition… Who can be the first campus to raise $57,357? The […]

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Pope Donates Peace Prize to Children’s Cancer Hospital of Egypt 57357

Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria and the Patriarch of All Africa on the Holy Apostolic See of Saint Mark the Evangelist of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, was awarded by the city of Augsburg, Germany their Peace Prize for his commitment to ecumenism and leadership in inter-denominational dialogue, including relations between Muslims and Christians […]

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Nutrition and Its Link to Cancer

“Food is the main cause in 30% of cancer incidences of different types” according to Dr. Sherif Abouelnaga, Egypt Cancer Network’s Board member and Vice President of the Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt 57357. According to Dr. Abouelnaga, this is mainly due to the pollution caused by pesticides. He pinpointed also to other factors such as […]

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Another 1st for Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt 57357

Children’s Cancer Hospital of Egypt 57357 should be proud of their many firsts. They have led Egypt in a number of important clinical and technological areas. The hospital can now add to their growing list of accomplishments the1st conference in Egypt on therapeutic nutrition, which promoted healthy nutrition for cancer patients as well as ways to ensure safe […]

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