Dr Amanullah Khan Honored
There is an urgent need to
promote indigenous research to combat the rapidly increasing
menace of breast cancer. This was stated by Dr. Amanullah
Khan, a renowned oncologist and President Cancer Center
Associates, Texas USA in a lecture delivered at the Shamas
Auditorium of the University of Health Sciences (UHS), Lahore.
Dr. Amanullah emphasized that young women must self-examine
them at least once a month to detect any under-skin tumor.
are offered before the dedication of the hall.Dr.Amanullah
Khan is third from left
"Physicians should demonstrate the proper method of self-
examination to women", he said. Dr. Amanullah said that
a 20-year old girl was identified to have breast cancer,
which was unheard of in the West. He opined that pesticides
or racial/hereditary factors might be involved in such an
early incidence of the disease. There was thus a need to
undertake research and gene mapping of the female population
of Pakistan, he added. Earlier, Dr. Amanullah unveiled the
plaque and inaugurated the UHS examination hall dedicated
to him in recognition of his role in facilitating collaboration
between the University of Health Sciences, Lahore and the
University of Texas, Health Sciences Center, Houston (UTHSC-H).
In his welcome address, UHS Vice Chancellor Prof.
Malik Hussain Mubbashar lauded the services of Prof. Amanuallah
Khan and called him a true son of the soil. He shed light
on different aspects of the agreement between the UHS and
UTHSC-H. The UTHSC-H & UHS will promote exchanges by inviting
faculty and staff to participate in a variety of teaching
and research activities and professional development. They
would receive under-graduate and graduate students for study,
and organize symposia, conferences, short courses and meetings
on research issue, Prof. Mubbashar added. In his address,
Prof. Amanuallah praised the idea of establishing a health
sciences university in Pakistan. He said that revolutionary
changes were taking place in all fields of medical science.
"A small chip is replacing heavy instruments and gadgets
in diagnoses of diseases", he added. Prof. Khan said that
a new education system was also evolving and there was a
need to make it more applied. Prof. Amanullah lauded the
services of Prof. Mahmood Ahmad, Chairman Board of Governors'
of the UHS, in the promotion of medical education in Pakistan.
He congratulated Prof. Mahmood on his successful visit to
University of Texas and said the collaboration between the
two universities would prove to be very useful. Prof. Mahmood
Ahmad presented a shield to Dr. Amanullah on the occasion.