Background: Bashir-Alavi award was co-founded by Dr Humayun Bashir and Professor Abass Alavi in 2021. Dr Humayun Bashir is a Consultant, Nuclear Medicine, Kent & Canterbury Hospital, UK, and an alumnus of SKMCH&RC, he has set up this award in memory of his father Ajaz Bashir. Dr. Abass Alavi is a world-renowned Physician-Scientist and Professor of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Objective: To acknowledge the cancer research carried out in Pakistan. Researchers, clinicians and scientists from across the country are invited to submit their best publications for evaluation by a scientific committee of experts.

Eligibility criteria: 

  • Papers published in PubMed indexed journals in the year 2022.
  • Research work related to cancer carried out in an institution in Pakistan.

Award value: USD 250 (equivalent in PKR)

Winner of the award will be announced during annual Shaukat Khanum Cancer Symposium.

Submission process:

  • All submissions are to be made via email to ‘‘ with the title: “Submission for Bashir-Alavi Award 2023“.
  • Submission closing date: Sept. 10, 2023.
  • Submission must include:
    • Published article (PDF)
    • Contact details of the corresponding author for the publication. Please ensure that only one submission is made for each paper by the corresponding author or an authorized nominee.

Contact person: Ms. Aniqa Agha, Shaukat Khanum Cancer Symposium Secretariate

22nd Shaukat Khanum Cancer Symposium