Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences launched Cancer Research Laboratory at Medical Research Centre, Jamshoro for conducting thorough research, study and explore environmental factors causing cancer.
This was announced by the LUMHS Vice Chancellor Dr Bikha Ram Devrajani while addressing a press conference at Hyderabad press club.
Accompanied by senior doctors including Dr Binafsha Manzoor Sayed and others, Prof Bikha Ram said this Research Laboratory was first of its kind in Pakistan where not only tumours will be examined but patient related factors to be studied and environmental factors causing cancer to be explored.
He said this Laboratory was part of 6 development projects worth 1,582 million rupee approved by the Higher Education Commission.
He further said according to World Health Organization, cancer predictions presented in Globocan-2020, most of the cancers in Pakistan will be doubled by 2040 that would become major health issue of the country.