Message from the Founding President
Cancer is the second commonest killer of people in Pakistan and represents a huge disease burden on the nation. Surgical Oncology Society Pakistan (SOS-PK) was established in 2008 in Lahore. It a representative body of surgeons from Pakistan with interest in cancer surgery. It is an affiliate society of ESSO (European Society of Surgical Oncology) and is also part of the Global Cancer Surgery Leadership Forum Initiative of SSO – Society of Surgical Oncology, USA.
Aims of SOS-PK
- To foster the development of education and training in cancer surgery by facilitating communication among the surgeons whose prime interest lies is in this field.
- To promote the highest quality of surgical oncology care of the patients with cancer, emphasising multi-disciplinary team approach.
- To work towards cancer prevention & early detection by providing optimal awareness for general public, health administrators and healthcare professionals.
SOS-PK has been holding International Cancer Surgery Conferences in the historic city of Lahore every year from 2008 – 2017. The meetings are held in the first week of February to coincide with World Cancer Day (Feb 4) and the advent of spring in Lahore with its beautiful brilliant “basant” colours. Tenth Edition of the Cancer Education Week is planned for Feb 1-5, 2018. Click here for details.
Prof Muhammad Arshad Cheema FRCS
Dean Postgraduate Medical Institute
Chairman Department of Surgery & Director UoL Cancer Center
University of Lahore Teaching Hospital, Lahore