Session on breast cancer held at MTI-KTH

Staff Reporter

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Teaching Hospital (MTI-KTH) Surgical B Unit held an inaugural session of multidisciplinary meetings on breast disease, especially breast cancer.

The session was attended by the Dean, Khyber Medical College, Prof Dr Noor ul Iman, Dean, Post Graduate Medical Institute, Prof Dr Mahmud Aurangzeb, Acting Medical Director Prof Dr Irshad Ahmad, Acting Hospital Director Prof Dr Inayat-ur-Rehman, Chairman Surgery Prof Dr Mushtaq Ahmed, In-charge Surgical C Prof Dr Rooh-ul-Muqim, In-charge Surgical E Prof Dr Qutbe Alam, undergraduate, postgraduate residents, consultants and staff nurses.

The core member of Multidisciplinary Team consists of Department of Oncology HMC Prof Dr Abid Jamil, In-charge Surgical B Prof Dr Mah Muneer Khan, Chairperson Radiology Prof Dr Hina Gul, Associate Prof Oncology Hayatabad Medical Complex, Dr Sadaf Chiragh, Associate Prof Pathology Dr Naila Ismail, Associate Prof Surgery Dr Attaullah Khan, Oncologist consultant IRNUM Dr Nabila Javed, Assistant Prof Surgery Dr Hizbullah Jan, Assistant Prof Dr Irum Sabir Ali who addressed the session and shared their valuable knowledge.

The session was organized by the In-charge Surgical B a renowned surgeon Prof Dr Mah Muneer whose area of interest is management of breast diseases. In-charge Surgical B Prof Dr Mah Muneer Khan in her welcome address highlighted the need of formal Multidisciplinary meetings so that oncologists, pathologists and radiologists sit together and plan the management of patients. She said that Multidisciplinary meetings are the requirement for proper cancer management and that our patients deserve standard care. She also said that there is no reason for offering less than what is being offered internationally.

Dean, PGMI and the pioneer of laparoscopic surgery in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Prof Dr Mahmud Aurangzeb highlighted the importance of Multidisciplinary meetings regarding breast cancer and he asked the young doctors to concentrate on their training. Dean, PGMI further stressed upon protesting doctors to end the strike as their prime job is to serve the ailing humanity and they should return to the institutions for performing their duty.

Dean KMC Prof Dr Noor ul Iman greatly appreciated the initiative of surgical B unit in starting Multidisciplinary meetings and said that this would be not only beneficial for patient but would be beneficial for the faculty and trainees. He hoped that Multidisciplinary meetings could be initiated in other disciplines as well.  

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