Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCH&RC) organized its 16th International Cancer Symposium today at Pearl Continental Hotel Lahore.
This year the theme of this three days symposium was “bringing progress to patient “which focused on how to incorporate new advances in oncology into current practice. More than 100 guest speakers and an expected 2,500 delegates from wide range of disciplines participated in the event. There was representation from many countries around the world, providing the delegates with information on the latest development in the field of research, diagnosis and treatment as it applies to cancer. This year scientific sessions focused on lung, breast, gastrointestinal, pulmonary, head & neck, hematological, neurological, and pediatric malignancies. In addition, there were sessions on pathology, basic research, nuclear medicine and nursing. Workshop in paediatric oncology, nursing and pathology were also part of this year’s programme. The program gave special consideration to promote and encourage local research by allocating additional session for free papers and poster presentations.
Shaukat Khanum Cancer Symposium is committed to advancing science, disseminating knowledge & improving the practice of oncology. The program encompassed oncological research and targeted all aspects of oncology from prevention, diagnosis and treatment to palliation.