History 

The development of modern oncology in Egypt is credited to two great surgeons, namely: Professor Abou-El Nassr and Professor El Sebai. The idea of establishing a National Cancer Institute arose in 1950s and was implemented through the great administrative efforts of Professor Ahmed Lotfi Abou El Nassr. With the same enthusiasm, Professor Ismail El Sebai introduced radical surgery for cancer and trained a large group of Egyptian surgeons. Thanks to their efforts, Oncology was recognized as a separate specialty by Cairo University in 1959. The Original National Cancer Institute including its hospital 270 beds was built in the sixties and started operating in 1969. The total cost of building as well as equipment and foreign educational missions was only one million Egyptian Pounds (about $2.6 Million). The running cost for the year 1969 was 83 thousand LE ($200,000). Manpower Included 40 medical staff members as well as, 150 supporting and nursing staff serving in first year of operation about 5,700 new cases and 8,000 outpatient visits.



Previous NCI Deans


     
Prof. Ahmed Lotfy Abu-Elnasr
1968-1972 
Prof. Ismail Taha ElSebai
1975-1978
Prof. Salah Abd-Elrahman Shabander
1978-1983 
Prof. Mahmoud Said Ahmed Sherif
1983-1987 
       
Prof. Mohamed Nabil Hamed Elbalkeni
1987-1995
Prof. Mohamed Reda Ibrahim Elsaid Hamza
1995-1999
Prof. Mohamed Sherif Abd-Elrahman Omar
1999-2001
Prof. Osama Mohamed Ahmed Soliman
2001-2002
     
Prof. Hussein Khaled
2002- 2007
Prof. Salah Abdel Hadi
2007-2010
 Prof. Alaa El-Hadad
2010-2014