Shaukat Khanum Cancer Symposium Update

Dear Participants of the 13th Shaukat Khanum Cancer Symposium,

Due to today’s unfortunate events at the Symposium, wherein proceedings were disrupted by violent protests, harassment and creation of a hostage situation by representatives of the Young Doctor’s Association (YDA), the symposium organizing committee has decided to cancel the remaining events of the 13th Shaukat Khanum Cancer Symposium. This decision has been taken keeping in view the safety of our speakers and delegates. This symposium is the premier oncology meeting in the region and its cancellation is a tragedy for science and for medical education, as well as being a source of national embarrassment for us all.

Shaukat Khanum Symposium Organizing Committee.


Over the past decade, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre has established itself as a centre of excellence providing comprehensive care free of cost to thousands of indigent cancer patients. This pioneering, state-of-the-art hospital located in the heart of the Punjab was founded by Imran Khan, one of Pakistan's most illustrious cricketers. As a charitable institute, it is funded predominantly from the donations of friends and well-wishers from around the country and across the world.



The inspiration to build the Hospital came from the misfortune and suffering of one individual, Shaukat Khanum, the mother of legendary captain of Pakistan's World Cup–winning cricket team, Imran Khan.

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altSince opening in 1994, the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, has come to be recognized as one of the most credible and resilient charities in Pakistan.
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