ECN News

Mohamed wins his battle against bone cancer and prepares to fight courageously lung metastases

“I was only 11 years old when I first came to 57357 and much too young to understand how distressing this disease is.  However, there have also been some fun times, as I went through my treatment with the help of my physicians, and the friendly nurses and volunteers”, said Mohamed Ashraf, a 13 year […]

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7 year old 57357 patient Belal: “I will treat children for free as the hospital does”

 “In the past, being a cancer patient meant no hope – you were going to die soon. Today 70% of 57357’s children with cancer are getting cured ”  -Belal’s treating physician With his pronounced lisp, caused by the gap in his teeth, 7 year old patient Belal attracts your attention.  Belal lives seven hundred kilometers away from Cairo, in the beautiful […]

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ECN Orlando Chapter’s first fundraiser: Pulling resources for 57357’s capacity expansion

Following the launch of ECN’s chapter in Orlando in 2013, a fundraising event in favor of Hospital 57357 was organized on Saturday, Nov.09, 2013  in presence of the Egyptian Ambassador to the U.S. , Mr Mohamed Tawfiq The celebration was attended by a large number of members of the Egyptian community in the U.S., who all praised the Hospital’s humanitarian […]

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ECN plays major role in sponsoring 57357’s expansion into a Heath Sciences Campus

Renowned global architecture firm, RTKL, to design the campus Thanks to ECN’s firm belief in the worthiness and inevitability of this important expansion, the network initially agreed to fund the architectural design of 57357’s new Health and Sciences Campus. Lately, it has been involved in sponsoring the release of the related RFP which was effectively […]

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ECN’s Los Angeles Second Annual Ramadan Fundraiser: Overwhelming Pride over 57357’s Achievements

ECN’s current focus is on finding resources for 57357’s expansion. Egypt Cancer Network 57357 & AFNCI (ECN)’s Los Angeles Chapter held its 2nd annual Ramadan Fundraiser on July 20, 2013 at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach. Attended by many Egyptians and Arabs, the event left many guests more aware about ECN’s global initiative in support […]

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Mona wins her battle against cancer

  Mona Sayed Ahmed, is a very pretty 19 year old girl. Her smile is contagious , causing allthose looking to instantly smile as well. In 2011, she began her journey with chemo and radio therapy at 57357. She underwent many surgeries as a means of treating the tumor located beneath her right thigh bone. It was malignant […]

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With 57357’s volunteers, children with cancer can celebrate the Eid

During the days of Eid Al-Adha (the feast), volunteers gather at 57357 to play with the children, keep them company and celebrate the feast. One of the volunteers, Ahmed Abd El-Aziz says;  “My best days ever are when I spend the feast with the children at 57357. After finishing the feast’s prayer in the early […]

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Egypt Cancer Network (ECN) Supports a Major 57357 and AFNCI Staff Learning and Development Program

57357’s Restructured Training Department Program to be launched end of October With a new title, “learning and development L&D “and a new slogan” we learn …we cure”, 57357’s training department is undergoing a major face-lift operation and launching a massive staff training program. Egypt Cancer Network 57357&AFNCI (ECN), Hospital 57357’s non-profit fundraising affiliate in the […]

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57357 Takes The Lead in Cancer Awareness and Prevention Egypt Cancer Network 57357 & AFNCI (ECN) Co-funds a Major Cancer Awareness Campaign in Egypt

Rooted in 57357’s mission is its commitment to promoting cancer awareness, early detection and prevention as a demonstration of its social responsibility towards the community. Since its inception, the 57357 institution embarked on setting up a comprehensive cancer awareness program in collaboration with Hospital 57357’s   research department headed by Dr Samira Ezzat. “Recent global […]

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In the Name of Humanity, 57357 Transcends Borders, Saving the Life of a Beautiful 8 Month Old Nigerian Baby Boy

When it comes to a new-born baby diagnosed with a dreadful disease like cancer, there is no distinction between Egyptian and non-Egyptian. They are all equals, they are all our babies. Ahmed is a beautiful eight month old Nigerian baby boy. From the first moment you see him, he captivates you with his pure, innocent […]

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Prevailing instability in Egypt should not be in the way of supporting the Nation’s Progress

Egypt Cancer Network is a model organization to follow for channeling support to Egypt In his recent article published in Egyptian Newspaper,” El Shorouk” , renowned Egyptian American Economist Mohamed El Erian praises civil society’s endeavors namely U.S. based 501C3 Egypt Cancer Network founded in 2010 for being an on-going  channel of communication and support […]

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Another milestone for 57357 on the road of improving treatment protocols

“Outcome of Rhabdomyosarcoma in First Year of Life; Children’s Cancer Hospital-57357-Egypt” is the title of a recent study by a team of 57357 researchers and physicians. The research study was accepted for up-coming publication in the renowned Open Access journal Sarcoma. The study could impact the treatment path and outcome of infants in their first […]

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Al Azhar to sponsor a campaign in favor of 57357

During his visit to Hospital 57357, the Head of the religious institution Al-Azhar, Ahmed el-Tayeb, confirmed the willingness of Al-Azhar along with the Family House (Beit El Aila) and Dar El-Eftaa to support a campaign in favor of 57357. In a meeting with a 57357 delegation headed by the Hospital’s Board of trustees VP, Mr. […]

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“We are heroes… who have defeated such a terrible disease with much patience and determination” Best Friends Omar & Ahmed Recall Their Experience at 57357

Ahmed Adel and Omar Mohamed are very close friends. Their friendship started when they were admitted to Hospital 57357 both suffering from the same disease which is Osteosarcoma. Ahmed was admitted in May 2012, just 2 months prior to Omar. Ahmed had the tumor in his left leg but Omar had it in his right […]

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ECN, main partner of 57357 on its expansion journey 57357’s upcoming 300 bed Tower: Hope for hundreds of patients denied access due to overloaded capacity

The Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt (CCHE) 57357 has occupied center stage in diagnosing, treating and caring for children with cancer in Egypt and the surrounding region. Moreover, it has firmly positioned itself as an institution that is in the pursuit of excellence, innovation, quality, and as a model of change in the healthcare field. The […]

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57357 is blessed with the visit of two dignified sheikhs Gamal Kotb and Omar Abd El-Kafi, calling on people to donate for its children with cancer

During a visit to 57357 and quoting from the Holy Qur’an ,El-Sheikh Gamal Kotb prompted people to donate to the cause of children with cancer. “Who is he that will lend to Allah a goodly loan so that He may multiply it to him many times? ” said el-Sheikh Gamal Kotb during his visit to57357. […]

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From the diary of a member of 57357 staff: “I was startled by a resonating sound of joy (Zaghared) in 57357’s Hall announcing Basmallah’s recovery from cancer”

  As a long workday at 57357 was about to finally end, I heard  a strident sound of joy resonating in the Hospital entrance hall. I turned around to look for its source. I saw a jovial face and eyes full of hope, gratefulness and happiness. It was the face of a middle-aged mother, dressed […]

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Why is Nursing different at 57357?

Why is Nursing different at 57357? At 57357, Nurses are acknowledged for their vital role in the delivery of quality care They are motivated to explore new paths for career improvement and professional enhancement Is nursing different at 57357 because you cannot but be compassionate when dealing with the most helpless who are fighting a […]

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Ramadan Message from the Editor: Egypt Cancer Network: A Bridge Between the U.S. and Egypt in the Global Fight Against Cancer

 Egypt Cancer Network: A Bridge Between the U.S. and Egypt in the Global Fight Against Cancer  A year has so rapidly passed and we find ourselves celebrating the start of the Holy Month of Ramadan once again. This may be a suitable time to pause, reflect andrecapitulate.  Pausing is always useful for putting things into […]

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Someone Saved My Life Tonight – A Tribute to Elton John

Songs for Children is a volunteer group founded by Bay Area student singer Mariam Helmy. Starting from a small recital in her living room that funded an Egyptian orphanage, Songs for Children has grown to encompass a wide variety of performers from all over California who have a common goal – to help children in […]

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At EMSOS 2013, 57357 to share assessment of drug related heart disease in Ewing Sarcoma patients and how to prevent it 57357 is leading the way for improving protocols and patients’ outcomes

A 57357’s group of researchers is participating in the 2013 European Musclo Skeletal Oncology Society (EMSOS) in Gothenburg, Sweden on May, 29, 2013 with an oral presentation .Their findings relate to the incidence , severity, and pattern of cardio toxicity (heart disease) in patients with Ewing’s Sarcoma, due to the effect of a chemotherapy drug, […]

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ECN’s sponsors 57357 shares in a joint St. Jude/Children’s Cancer Center Lebanon pediatric oncology conference

On the occasion of both the 60th anniversary of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (SJCRH), Memphis TN, and the 10th anniversary of its affiliate, the Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon(CCCL),   Hospital 57357 shared in their joint pediatric oncologyconference on May 11 and 12, 2013 in Lebanon. Thanks to 57357’s affiliate in the U.S., Egypt Cancer […]

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Grateful to Hospital 57357, Taxi driver Ahmed, Waits at the Gate every day to Transport its Patients

Ahmed has been a taxi-driver for 10 years now. His niece, “Judi”, was admitted to Hospital 57357 two years ago, to get treatment for her brain tumor. Just like all the other kids at 57357, she was given the best of care of  by each and every one at the Hospital as though she was […]

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With 57357 and AFNCI, Egypt Cancer Network (ECN) to co-fund a major cancer awareness campaign in Egypt

Embedded in the missions of the Association of Friends of the National Cancer Institute, Hospital 57357 and the Children’s Cancer Hospital Foundation 57357 is their commitment to serving and taking care of the community by leading in cancer awareness, early detection and prevention. Since its inception, the 57357 Institution has undertaken a number of health […]

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With their volunteer artistic dance teacher Shawn Lent, 57357’s Children with cancer are laughing, dancing, and forgetting their cancers

Once she turns on her mp4 music player to run her dancing songs the children gather in front of her to dance away their sadness and take a moment to forget all about cancer. Shawn Lent is a talented American dance teaching artist, who came to Egypt on a scholarship grant to lecture at the […]

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