Welcome to SMOP
Message from the President
Pakistan, like other developing countries is experiencing a rise in the incidence of cancer, late presentations and > 50% mortality rate. Within this context, the Society for Medical Oncology Pakistan (SMOP) will provide a platform for oncology professionals to develop multidisciplinary approaches towards the treatment of cancer patients. At the same time, we would like to encourage indigenous research in providing contextually adapted solutions.
Since more than 30% of all cancers are related to infections, smoking, obesity and major environmental hazards such as air and water pollution in developing countries, SMOP aims to raise awareness in the public on the importance of early screening and preventative approaches. As oncology professionals, we must educate the public to minimise the risk of cancer and encourage them to have cancers screened earlier so the disease can be treated more effectively.
Dr. Zeba Aziz
We conduct our work without compromise on honesty. In our research, our expenditures, our judgments, and our approach to life, we are completely transparent, because transparency is the only way of ensuring integrity.
We are whole-heartedly devoted to accomplishing our mission. In our support for one another, our service to our profession, and our care for our patients, we insist on complete commitment.
We take full responsibility for all our actions and decisions. We alone are accountable for our professional conduct.
The field of medical oncology is a fast-changing one; what was standard practice today is obsolete tomorrow. We are never satisfied with the status quo, but pushing for excellence at all times. Only thus can we fully serve our patients.