LAHORE: Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre is organising its 14th International Cancer Symposium from November 13 – 15 at Pearl Continental Hotel Lahore, says a press release.

The symposium theme this year is “transforming cancer care” which will focus on how to utilize advances in oncology and apply them in revolutionising cancer care. The programme will encompass oncological research and target all aspects of oncology, from prevention, diagnosis and treatment to palliation.

More than 100 guest speakers and an expected 3500 delegates, from a wide range of disciplines, will participate in this internationally recognized 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 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 pediatric oncology, nuclear medicine 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.