Dr. Shazia Riaz (Head of the Department)
Dr. Afshan Khattak
Dr Muhammad Khubaib Shahzad
Dr. Fozia Naz
Dr. Aqeela Rashid
Dr. Najma Shaheen
Facilities & Services
SKMCH&RC Pediatric Oncology department takes approximately 300 new
cancer patients every year. These patients are then given the most
up-to-date treatment for the large majority of childhood cancers
following international protocols. Around 7,000 outpatient appointments
are made every year to evaluate those undergoing treatment and to
follow-up others who have completed theirs. The department participates
in local and international trials and has an active teaching program
for its doctors and nurses.
|A child with cancer needs very special attention: good medical care
and constant nurturing in addition to unconditional support for his or
her family as well. At Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital, our
team of doctors, nurses and supportive services strive to provide the
best possible care for children with cancer. The aim is not only to
provide cancer treatment but also to improve the lives of those who
receive it. Department sub-sections: |
Pediatric Oncology department shares a 31-bed Inpatient Ward with the
Adult Oncology Department with an average of 20-25 children admitted at
any time. Intensive care unit (ICU) facility is also available for
children requiring such care.
- Chemotherapy Bay
The department has a 10-bed day unit where outpatient chemotherapy is provided to 35-40 patients every day.
clinics for cancer patients are held on a daily basis. There is a
formal long term follow up clinic where children, who are long term
survivors of cancers are followed up with a view not only to oversee
the late toxicities of cancer treatment, but also to help these
individuals’ integration into society. There is also a General Clinic
for non-cancer children (mainly for employees’ children) as well as a
Pediatric Surgery clinic.
The department runs a
three year fellowship programme for paediatrcians wishing to undertake
specialist training in Paediatric Oncology. Training format is
fashioned in line with the Paediatric Oncology specialist training in
the UK. During the three year period, fellows are provided specialist
training by direct teaching, work experience in various disciplines of
Oncology ( Paediatric Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Lab Haematology).
At the end of the three year programme, a fellowship certificate is
awarded which is widely respected nationally and internationally.
Paediatric oncology is an integral part of the diploma in oncology
nursing. Consultant physicians actively participate in
teaching/training the nursing students enrolled in the diploma programme
department actively carries out clinical and basic research; both
in-house and in collaboration with international bodies such as INCTR.
Two such studies are:
- Understanding the problems faced by parents of children with Retinoblastoma prior to treatment (INCTR trial)
- Transcriptional profiling of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma; Relationship to EBV status, histological subtype and geographical locale
Awards, Certifications & AffiliationsAffiliation to INCTR CCLG UK