15 03, 2019

Construction of Pakistan’s third largest Cancer Hospital and Research Centre endures


The construction of a comprehensive cancer centre in Karachi will not only provide state-of-the-art cancer care facilities to the people of Sindh and Balochistan, but it will also help to enhance healthcare standards and to develop training and employment opportunities in the wider region as a whole. These views were expressed by Director Marketing, SKMCH&RC, [...]

15 03, 2019

Dentist-to-population ratio far lower than global standards


The Pakistan Dental Association (PDA) warned that the availability of dentists in small towns and rural areas of the country had become so much dismal that fatal oral diseases among their populace could spread like an epidemic if due measures would not be taken on an emergency basis. The office-bearers of PDA addressing a press [...]

15 11, 2018

Breast cancer awareness need of the hour


Department of Sociology, University of Karachi in collaboration with Nusrat Education and Health Welfare Trust organized an Awareness Seminar on Breast Cancer recently in UoK, Karachi   Prof. Rana Saba Sultan has said that thousands of women are suffering from breast cancer in the country due to the lack of awareness while majority of them [...]

15 06, 2018

Commission calls for action against Chronic diseases


A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) Independent High-level Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) calls for urgent action to address chronic diseases and mental health disorders. It demands high-level political commitment and the immediate scaling up of actions to address the epidemic of NCDs, the world’s leading causes of death and ill health. [...]

15 02, 2018

Gynaecologist for mass awareness to prevent Breast Cancer


Consultant Gynaecologist & Professor of Gynaecology Unit at Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS), Prof. Chandra Madhu Das said said around the world, breast cancer statistics showed that after lung cancer breast cancer was the second most death-causing factor in people. Breast cancer is the the most frequent malignancy among women in Pakistan [...]

15 10, 2016

Nuclear Medicine Oncology & Radiotherapy Institute Nawabshah (NORIN)


Message by Director It is my privilege to introduce Nuclear Medicine Oncology & Radiotherapy Institute Nawabshah (NORIN). As we all know that cancer care is complex and costly. The burden on patients and their families can be significant. The sufferings are often both physical and emotional. NORIN Nawabshah is newly established emerging institute, where we [...]

15 08, 2016

Institute of Nuclear Medicine, Oncology and Radiotherapy (INOR)


MESSAGE Institute of Nuclear Medicine, Oncology and Radiotherapy (INOR) is the 13th Nuclear Medicine & Oncology (NM&O) Hospital of the chain of NM&O centers of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission in Pakistan. It was formally inaugurated on 17th May, 2004. INOR, since its inception INOR is doing its best to provide quality nuclear medicine and oncology [...]

15 08, 2016

Health Minister pays surprise visit to Civil Hospital


Sindh Minister for Health, Dr Sikandar Mandhero paid a surprise visit to Civil Hospital Khairpur, Cardiac Emergency Center and inspected the affairs of the hospital on Wednesday night. The minister also visited each and every bed in the emergency, surgical wards, Operation Theater, Labour room etc and expressed dissatisfaction over the cleanliness said that poor [...]

15 03, 2016

World Cancer Day celebrated at SIUT


Annual World Cancer Day was observed at Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) at its Hanifa Suleman Dawood Oncology Center (HSDOC) today; the prime aim to observe the day was to create public awareness about the ailment of cancer and to highlight the preventive and curative side of the disease. SIUT is one of [...]

15 02, 2016

NIMRA marks World Cancer Day Modern lifestyle helps cancer rates rise worldwide


The Nuclear Institute of Medicine & Radiotherapy (NIMRA) Jamshoro in collaboration with Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences arranged a "Cancer Awareness Walk" followed by a Seminar, to observe the World Cancer day on Thursday. Addressing the participants, Director NIMRA Dr Naeem Ahmad Laghari said that the latest cancer statistics from the World Health [...]

15 02, 2016

Cancer causes around eight million deaths worldwide each year


Unhealthy lifestyle, poor nutrition, rapid and unplanned urbanization are some key factors responsible for increased burden of cancers among the poor and disadvantaged people. If no action is taken, deaths from cancer in the developing world are forecast to grow to nine million in 2030. Cancer causes around eight million deaths worldwide each year. Of [...]

15 01, 2016

Everolimus added to Exemestane boosts overall response in postmenopausal women with advanced breast cancer


The oral mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitor everolimus combined with the steroidal aromatase inhibitor exemestane significantly improves the overall response rate in postmenopausal women with advanced breast cancer, according to data released at the 37th Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS). Howard Burris, MD, Sarah Cannon Research Institute, Nashville, Tennessee, and colleagues elsewhere evaluated [...]

15 01, 2016

Clinical utility of Exemestane in the treatment of breast cancer


Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer in women, causing a significant mortality worldwide. Different endocrine strategies are available for the treatment of hormone-sensitive breast cancer, including anti estrogen tamoxifen and fulvestrant, as well as third-generation aromatase inhibitors (AIs), such as letrozole, anastrozole, and exemestane. In this review, we will focus on exemestane, its clinical [...]

15 01, 2016

Thyroid Carcinoma in Pakistan


By Saman J. Ansari, Islamabad We have all heard of various diseases associated with thyroid like goiter, hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism etcetera. Cancer of thyroid gland or thyroid carcinoma is uncommon yet it comprises of 1-2% of all human cancers and is the most frequent endocrine malignancy. The thyroid gland is an endocrine gland and is the [...]