Lahore Cancer Education Week Feb 1-5 & 9th Cancer Surgery Conference Feb 4-5, 2017 PC Hotel Lahore



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Surgical Oncology Society Pakistan (SOS-PK) is organising th9th cancer education week.  We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 9th Cancer Education Week Feb 1-5, 2017 which will include 3 days of live cancer surgery pre-conference sessions (Feb 1-3) and 2-day 9th International Cancer Surgery Conference (Feb 4-5, 2017)Venue is the historic city of Lahore.

Pre-conference workshops will be held at the following 3 venues

1. Wednesday Feb 1, 2017   8:30 am-1 pm Venue: Sheikh Zayed Hospital LahoreCoordinator: Prof Moeed Qureshi & Dr Haroon MajidFlaps for Cancer Surgery   Live & Cadaveric Dissections 

2. Thursday Feb 2, 2017 8:30 am-1 pm Venue:JinnahHospital Lahore Coordinator: Prof Zahid Niaz & Prof. Tayyab Abbas  Cryosurgery for Liver Tumors & 2nd Postgraduate Course  

3. Friday Feb 3, 2017  8:30 am-1 pm Venue: UOL Cancer Center University of Lahore Teaching Hosp 1 km Defence Road Lahore Coordinator: Dr Sikander Afzal  & Dr Haroon Ghous Live Cytoreductive Cancer Surgery & HIPEC by Prof Sara Dwyer (Manchester UK) 

We hope this educational endeavour will be a great success like the previous Eight Cancer Surgery Conferences organised every year from 2008-2016 by SOS-PK. This education week has been designated as 24 CME credit points activity.  Abstract deadline is Jan 10, 2017. Please Email abstracts to 

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Prof. Muhammad Arshad Cheema FRCS  
Founding President Surgical Oncology Society Pakistan 
Dean Postgraduate Medical Institute &  Chairman Department of Surgery 
University of Lahore 
Director UoL Cancer Center 
Dean & Chairman Dept. of Surgery 
King Edward Medical University, Lahore 
Chief Division of Surgery Mayo Hospital Lahore 
Head of Dept. of Clinical Oncology Mayo Hospital 
President Society of Surgeons Pakistan - Lahore (2007-9) 
Cell 03008440042    Landline 042 35866743 Website 

SOSPK Officially affiliated with European Society of Surgical Oncology ESSO 2016

A meeting was held on Sept 15, 2016 in Kraków Poland, between the officials of ESSO and SOSPK. It was attended by Current President ESSO, Prof Ricardo Audiosio and future President Elect Prof Santiago Moreno Gonzales from Esso side and Prof. Muhammad Arshad Cheema, Prof Zafar Choudry and Prof Abul Fazal from SOSPK side. It was agreed during the meeting to make SoS PK officially an affiliated society of European Society of Surgical Oncology. ESSO is an umbrella organization of 16 cancer surgery societies of Europe.
It was also decided that members of SOS pk will be offered membership of ESSO through SOSPK secretariat at a reduced rate of € 40 (Rs 5000) / year which will include electronic access to ESJO journal apart from other membership benefits like reduced rate registration to congresses and courses on European continent etc
It was further agreed that ESSO will jointly organize a  4-hour session with SOSPK on Feb 4, 2017 afternoon during  9th Cancer Surgery Conference to be held at PC Lahore. This will include online live presentations from European teaching centers for the benefit of the surgeons and trainees from Pakistan. 

The attached pictures were taken at the end of deliberations and show Prof Zafar, Prof Gonzales, & Prof Audisio & Prof AbulFazal, myself and Dr Azhar Bashir. 
I will shortly send an invitation to hold an executives meeting to discuss these matters further. The meeting is provisionally planned for Sunday Oct 16 @ Rose Room Lahore Gymkhana 8 –10 pm

Exclusive interview with Professor Muhammad Arshad Cheema by City 42

Here are the clips from Professor Muhammad Arshad Cheema's interview by City 42. He is stressing about urgent implementation of pain control in Government Hospitals.

Access to effective pain control is a basic human right, more so for advanced cancer patient
from SOS-PK on Vimeo.

5th Public Awareness seminar - "prevention of Breast cancer by early diagnosis" FOUNTAIN HOUSE, LAHORE

Bhatti sb presenting sovenier to the President SOS-PK

More than 200 participants attended the session and raised queries out of personal interest

Breast cancer awareness seminar in GC university Lahore

Prof M Arshad Cheema founder president SOs-Pk along with office bearers of society and medical students 

GCU holds cancer awareness seminar

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Ignorance is fatal while awareness is power; about 75 percent of breast cancer victims in Pakistan come to hospital at the last stage while this ratio is only 10 percent in the western countries, said oncologists while addressing an awareness seminar on breast cancer at the Government College University, Lahore. About 600 students attended the seminar held under the auspices of the university’s Quality Enhancement Cell and Surgical Oncology Society Pakistan.

Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman also met with the oncologists and laid a stress on initiating indigenous research projects on advanced biology, lasers, MRIs and cancer medicines. He said that GCU would continue to arrange awareness campaigns for the health of its students, as a healthy body was essential for a healthy mind.

Addressing the seminar, eminent clinical oncologist Prof. Muhammad Arshad Chmmea said that there was frightening increase in the ratio of breast cancer in Pakistan, and now every 8th woman in the country was at the risk of suffering from this fatal disease. However, he said that awareness about this cancer was near to nil. He called upon the students to spread the awareness about this fatal disease in their families and neighbors with a core message that “early detection is the best prevention against cancer.

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Breast cancer awareness seminar in KEMU - October 18, 2014


آج مورخہ ۱۸ اکتوبر کو "چھاتی کے کینسر" کے عالمی دن کے طور پر منایا گیا۔ اس سلسلے میں کنگ ایڈورڈ میڈیکل یونیورسٹی لاھور میں چھاتی کے کینسر کی جلد تشخیص کی ضرورت کو اجاگر کرنے کے لئے ایک روزہسیمینار کا انعقاد کیا گیا۔ اس سیمینار میں ڈاکٹرز، نرسوں، کالج کے طلباء اور سول سوسائٹی کے ممبران کے علاوہ ماہر معالجین نے شرکت کی۔ اس موقع سے خطاب کرتے ھوے کینسر سرجری سوسائٹی آف پاکستان کے بانی صدر پروفیسر ڈاکٹر  محمد ارشد چیمہ نے اپنے خطاب میں اس بات پر زور دیا کہ چھاتی کے کینسر کی جلد تشخیص اور بروقت علاج سے مریض مکمل صحتیاب ھوسکتے ھیں ۔ پروفیسر ڈاکٹر عائشہ شوکت اور کینسر بچاؤ سوسائٹی کے صدر جناب راس مسعود نے بھی شرکاء سے خطاب کیا۔ اس طرح کے سیمینار ، کینسر سرجری سوسائٹی آف پاکستان رواں ماہ اکتوبر میں گورنمنٹ کالج یونیورسٹی،لاھور یونیورسٹی آف مینیجمنٹ سائنسز، لاھور آف اکنامکس اور پنجاب یونیورسیٹی میں بھی منعقد کر وا رہی ھے۔ سکول

پروفیسر ڈاکٹر  محمد ارشد چیمہFRCS
بانی صدر
کینسر سرجری سوسائٹی آف پا کستان

President European Society of Surgical Oncology Prof. Poston consented for a lecture on Cholangiocarcinoma management

Professor Graeme Poston
Chair, NHS Specialised Commissioning Internal Medicine Programme of Care
Chair, NHS Specialised Commissioning HPB Clinical Reference Group
President, European Society of Surgical Oncology
Past-President, Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons of Gt. Britain & Ireland
Past-President, British Association of Surgical Oncology
Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery
Liverpool Hepatobiliary Centre
Aintree University Hospitals Foundation Trust
Liverpool L9 7AL, UK

Will be presenting a lecture on 
based on his recent publication

Outcomes following a specialist multi-disciplinary approach to

treatment strategies of hilar cholangiocarcinoma

D. Gomez, P.B. Patel, C. Lacasia-Purroy#, C. Byrne, R.P. Sturgess*,

D. Palmerc, S. Fenwick, G.J. Poston, H.Z. Malik

North Western Hepatobiliary Unit, Department of Anaesthesia#,

, Department of Gastroenterology*,

Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, University of Liverpoolc, Liverpool, UK