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Near Cairo, the 35-acre campus will contain 9 million sq ft.

Construction is scheduled to begin by the end of the year on the 9-million-sq-ft campus of Egypt's National Cancer Institute. When the campus is finished, NCI, already the largest comprehensive cancer center in the Middle East, Europe and Africa, will be able to serve 1.7 million patients each year.

The campus, located on a 35-acre site in Giza’s Sheik Zayed City, also will be an international center for cancer research and education. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP is the architect and master planner; further, the firm is providing medical planning, interior design and structural engineering services for the 1,000-bed facility.