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Nazli Gad-el-Mawla Award

Nazli Gad-el-Mawla
Nazli Gad-el-Mawla

The Nazli Gad-el-Mawla Award was given for outstanding contributions to cancer control by an individual from a country with limited resources. Nazli Gad-el-Mawla, was a pioneer Egyptian oncologist, who, as a member of a small group of oncologists working at the National Cancer Institute in Cairo in the 1960s and '70s helped to build the institute into one of the premier cancer centers in the Middle East. She founded the Department of Medical Oncology in 1970 and, as part of it, developed a strong pediatric oncology program. She is known particularly for her work in the chemotherapy of cancer of the bilharzial bladder, which accounts for some 25% of all cancer in Egypt, and in hematological malignancies. She was highly respected both by her colleagues in Egypt and also by the international community of oncologists in which she became increasingly active throughout her career.


2011 Dr. Kunnambath Ramadas, Medical Superintendent, Chief of the Head and Neck Specialty Clinic, Regional Cancer Center, Trivandrum, India.
2009 - Dr Twalib Ngoma, Executive Director of the Ocean Road Cancer Institute, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
2007 - Dr. Ayhan O.Cavdar, Professor of Pediatric Oncology Unit in the Pediatric Dptmt of A.U, Ankara, Turkey, Chief of Türkish Academy of Sciences Cancer Study Committee.
2005 Dr Suresh Advani, Director of Medical Oncology, Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre, Chief Medical Oncologist, Asian Institute of Oncology, Mumbai, India.
2004 Professor Mahmoud M. Mahfouz, Professor of Oncology and Ex-Chairman (1969-1983) of Kasr El-Aini Oncology and Nuclear Medicine Center, Cairo University, Egypt.
2003 Federico Sackmann-Muriel, Pediatric Hospital Prof Dr Juan Garrahan, Buenos Aires, Argentina (retired, 2002).
2002 V Shanta, Deputy Chairman, Cancer Institute (WIA), Chennai, India.

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