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40,000 Cancer Victims in 10 Years

September 30, 1977
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More than 40,000 Israelis have died of cancer during the last 10 years, Housing Minister Gideon Patt disclosed today on the eve of the opening of the Israel Cancer Society’s “March of Dimes” campaign. Patt, chairman of the society’s fund-raising committee, said it hoped to collect IL 6.5 million. The society operates early detection centers throughout the country. According to Prof. Bracha Ramot of the Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer, many cases are discovered early enough to be cured. The fund-raising drive will enlist 40,000 volunteers, mainly high school students, who plan to visit some 800,000 Israeli households on Nov. 8.

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