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Cairenes kick off World Cancer Day with run, 3 February

The run, which will start in Zamalek, comes within Egypt's efforts to mark World Cancer Day and raise awareness on the plight of cancer patients

Ingy Deif, Wednesday 1 Feb 2017
Photo: Zamalek Runners
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Marking World Cancer Day, Egypt will see runners take to the streets in the early hours of 3 February.

Events and campaigns that focus on the multifaceted experience that Egyptian cancer patients and their relatives endure has become a tradition that began a few years ago and was an instant success, reaching more and more women, spreading awareness and shedding light on stories of bravery and hope along the journey of treatment.

The main goal is to raise awareness on cancer around the world, inspiring people to become part of the movement to increase public awareness, build a community, and give voice to those who are fighting cancer and address the challenges they face.

The run is hosted by the Breast Cancer Foundation of Egypt (BCFE) and Zamalek Runners in collaboration with the private sector pharmaceutical company Novartis.

The gathering point will be in front of the Imperial Boat in Zamalek at 7:30 am. The run will start promptly at 8:00am.

Cancer cases in Egypt, registered according to National Cancer Registry Programme (NCRP), see an incidence of 166 cases for every 100,000 citizens.

Liver cancer comes on top, at 23.8 percent, followed by breast cancer at 15.4 percent and bladder cancer at 6.9 percent.

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