LAHORE: The Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre is organising its 15th International Cancer Symposium from today at Pearl Continental Hotel Lahore.

This year, the theme of three-day symposium is “bringing progress to patients” which will focus on how to incorporate new advances in oncology into current practice. The program gives special consideration to promote and encourage local research by allocating additional sessions for free papers and poster presentations.

The Shaukat Khanum Cancer Symposium is committed to advancing science, disseminating knowledge & improving the practice of oncology. The programme will encompass oncological research and target all aspects of oncology, from prevention, diagnosis and treatment to palliation.–PR

More than 100 guest speakers and an expected 3500 delegates, from a wide range of disciplines, will participate in this internationally recognised scientific programme. There will be representation from many countries around the world, providing the delegates with information on the latest developments in the fields of basic science, research, diagnosis, and treatment as it applies to cancer .

The symposium will provide an international forum for oncologists and allied specialties to present and discuss the latest research results, ideas and developments in all areas of cancer care. This year, scientific sessions will focus on lung, breast, gastrointestinal, urological, gynecological, pulmonary, head and neck, hematological, neurological and pediatric malignancies.

In addition there will be sessions on pathology, nuclear medicine, palliative care, basic research and nursing. Workshops in paediatric oncology, nursing and pathology will also be part of this year’s program.

The Symposium Organizing Committee has finalised the arrangements for this mega event and hope that doctors, consultants and other medical staff will be benefited from this enlightening, invigorating and academically refreshing programme.